03/06/1920 : Milwaukee Railroad's tug-of-war is held at Kent, Washington, between a steam locomotive & a electric
locomotive. (the electric locomotive won)
10/01/1922 : The Northern Pacific Railway divides the Puget Sound Division into the Seattle & Tacoma Divisions.
02/11/1925 : The Port Angeles Western Railroad Company is incorporated.
04/01/1925 : Great Northern, Northern Pacific & the Union Pacific, pool their passenger service from Seattle,
Washington to Portland, Oregon.
04/10/1925 : The Columbia & Cowlitz Railway is incorporated.
09/25/1925 : Great Northern Railway's engine # 2517 leaves Seattle, Washington on its famous Silk Train marathon.
10/03/1925 : Northern Pacific Railway begins operation from Stimson to Shelton, Washington. (15.3 miles)
11/26/1925 : Great Northern Railway Board of Directors authorizes construction of the new Cascade Tunnel.
12/28/1925 : Drilling begins at both ends of the new Cascade Tunnel.
03/18/1926 : Northern Pacific Railway engine # 1844 leaves Auburn, Washington on its record run to St. Paul, MN.
10/22/1926 : Great Northern Railway receives its first diesel locomotive.
02/08/1927 : Northern Pacific Railway & Great Northern Railway announce merger plans.
03/05/1927 : Great Northern Railway's first electric train from Skykomish, Washington to the old Cascade Tunnel
Station, begins service.
03/08/1927 : The last section of the Washington Branch is abandoned by the Northern Pacific Railway.
04/21/1927 : Operations begin on the Spokane, Coeur d' Alene & Palouse Railroad.
(owned by the Great Northern Railway)
11/07/1927 : The Olympic Penisular Railway Company is incorporated.
01/14/1928 : The Milwaukee Railroad is forced into bankruptcy for the first time.
05/01/1928 : Great Northern Railway's Pioneer Tunnel is holed through in the Cascades.
05/06/1928 : Great Northern Railway's new (faster) Oriental Limited schedules are started.
10/20/1928 : Great Northern Railways new Cascade Tunnel is holed through.
01/12/1929 : Great Northern Railways new Cascade Tunnel is opened for traffic.
06/11/1929 : Great Northern Railways Empire Builder passenger train service is inaugurated.
09/15/1929 : Great Northern Railways new Cascadian passenger train service begins.
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