03/03/1970 : Spokane Portland & Seattle, Northern Pacific, Great Northern Railways along with the CB&Q Railroad
merge to form the Burlington Northern Railroad.
12/06/1972 : Gold spike is driven to complete the 4,240 foot Latah Creek Railroad Bridge in Spokane, Washington.
12/19/1977 : The Milwaukee Railroad has its third and final bankruptcy.
09/20/1979 : The Seattle & North Coast Railway Company is incorporated.
10/06/1979 : Amtrak discontinues the North Coast Hiawatha passenger train service.
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