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Speeders Were Back in Town

March 7, 2020

Perfect weather helped make Speeder Day on July 11 another winner! Those little cars never cease to bring smiles and the rides to either Princeton or Wellesley were very much enjoyed! Isn’t it fun to see Roger Farrell piloting his …

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Dramatic Photo by Area Photographer Bob Marr

March 7, 2020

Local photographer Bob Marr captured an amazing photo of the moon rising over Potlatch last night and look what’s in the foreground. Our depot just makes the photo even that much better. Beautiful shot–enjoy!

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Trains Running Again!

March 7, 2020

Almost the end of February and good news, just in from Kenny Cada: Exciting News!  After being closed for the past 6 months, the railway is open again!  A train went past the depot 30 minutes ago on its way …

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Santa Arrives by Train!!!!

March 7, 2020

  Things were jumping in Potlatch Saturday, and the HPG was in the thick of things after decorating the observation car on loan from the W&I Railway AND arranging for Santa to arrive in town by train (Thank you Stan Patterson …

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“Thanks Santa”

March 7, 2020

  The previous post forgot to mention a big thank you to “Santa” for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit us in Potlatch.  It was a labor of love, and we appreciate that we rated so highly.  …

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Another Successful Speeder Event for the HPG!

March 7, 2020

Perfect weather, great use of the new platform, and an experienced group of volunteers made the latest speeder event one of the best ever!  There was good music on the Bennett Boxcar Stage, a model railroad in the freight room, …

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Nancy Swenson, Long-time WI&M Cook, Passes Away

March 7, 2020

The following obituary is taken from the Lewiston Tribune and mentions Nancy’s history with the WI&M.  Nancy M. Swenson Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:00 am Nancy Mary Swenson died suddenly Friday, July 19, 2013, at her home in Potlatch. Nancy …

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Help Needed on X-5 Caboose

March 7, 2020

Our loyal and proficient carpenter Bob Behal needs some helpers on Thursday August 1 at 9 am to keep momentum going on rehabbing the caboose.  Fall is not far off, so this project really requires more helpers to get the …

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Depot Interiors Update

March 7, 2020

The depot interiors continue to progress, so here is a little update on how things look.  Pictured above is the nice train exhibit set up, compliments of the Latah County Historical Society.  Director Dan Crandall, a staunch supporter of the …

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Caboose Project Moves Ahead

March 7, 2020

Your blogger has been AWOL on the caboose project, but here is a photo update to prove that there is still much progress on our little car.  Here Jim West (HPG founder and project manager) and sister-in-law Barb West (HPG …

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