Pullman's Past Comes Alive
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Whitman County Historical Society Newsletter
March 28, 2022
Port of Whitman County
Port Awards $50,000 Grant to Pullman Depot Heritage Center
The Pullman Depot Heritage Center volunteers would like to thank all who have supported the depot restoration efforts this past year. As we begin our fourth year of raising funds and awareness, our community partners have generously provided the groundwork of support necessary to begin our Fix the Bricks goal. Work to repoint the bricks on our 105-year old depot began in late October. It is the first step in securing the exterior building façade.
Read all about it in the December Community Update.
Since 2008 Pullman Washington was the home to a 0-4-4T “forney” steam locomotive. With the depot now in the hands of the Whitman County Historical Society, the decision was made to find a new home for the locomotive, which was built for a lumber mill in Vancouver BC Canada, and had no relevance to the area. It was relocated to the Inland NW Railroad Museum in Reardon WA. It was a good deal for both organizations, the Pullman Depot is now one step closer to having the building once again visible, and the Railroad Museum now has a small and easy to restore steam locomotive that is well suited to a small location with sharp curves. An overall win-win! Here a crane lifts the small locomotive onto a low trailer for a short trip to its new home. October 2, 2018 Pullman Washington.