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Archive for January 18th, 2014

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, May/June 1916

Charles Phelps beside his historic charge, the Hyak.

Charles Phelps beside his historic charge, the Hyak.

Taking care of the passenger equipment of the Pacific Coast Railroad is the daily task now assigned to Charles Phelps. Perhaps this faithful veteran of the service will not be recognized hiding behind such a formidable name as “Charles.” He is known throughout the service by the simple, easy handle of “Charlie.”

Charlie bears the proud distinction of having entered the service in 1877, when he became a brakeman on the old Seattle & Walla Walla Railway. By easy stages he was promoted to the throttle seat of the locomotive known as the Hyak. (more…)

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