Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway in 1887

This beautiful photo shows the Seattle waterfront looking east up Columbia Ave. in 1887. You’re looking at the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway.

The Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern only operated between 1885 and 1896.
Seattle’s Burke Gilman Trail replaced part of the original tracks of this railroad.
Vintage print, but does not date to the time of the original photograph.

Source: Flickr user William Creswell