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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, October 31, 1921

John G. Schoning, representative of U.S. Bureau of Mines, and his famous truck, Mine Rescue truck, No. 3

John G. Schoning, representative of U.S. Bureau of Mines, and his famous truck, Mine Rescue truck, No. 3

John G. Schoning, representative of U.S. Bureau of Mines, began examining applicants for Mine Rescue and First aid teams at Issaquah last week.

The federal representative had intended to begin his work at Issaquah the week before, but was called out of the state on important business and the training had to be postponed.

Last Monday, however, Mr. Schoning and his famous rescue truck put in an appearance at the camp, and the examinations were at once started. Many sought certificates on both teams, and their general caliber seemed fully up to the high standard set recently at Newcastle, where thirty-four men won diplomas.

Mr. Schoning conducted his training and examinations with his usual care, and the names of the winners will be given in the Bulletin next week. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Times, October 31, 1951

great-northernThe Great Northern Railway Co. today completed purchase of the historic pacific Coast Railroad Co. and announced it will assume operations of the road at midnight tonight.

The purchase, for $1,700,000, was accomplished at a corporate meeting here this afternoon at which the officers and directors of the Pacific Coast firm resigned and were succeeded by Great Northern personnel.

Thomas Balmer vice president and Western counsel for the Great Northern, became president of the Pacific Coast line.

I.E. Manion, Great Northern general manager of lines West, was named vice president in charge of operation. (more…)

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