Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, October 18, 2023
October 18, 2023
How many of you remember the Great Northern Railway branch line that ran from approximately two miles west of Saco, north through Cole, Whitewater, Loring and on to Turner and Hogeland?
Surveying for the line started in late August 1927. Construction started in April 1928.
Approximately 2,000 men worked day and night shifts and in late October the line was completed at a cost of just under two million dollars. The first freight train went over the line one day after the workers were finished. The completion of the line allowed farmers to take their grain to elevators that were built in town...