Then and Now – Skagit Station

Then Oct 2004

Then Oct 2004

1969 Aerial

1969 Aerial

Only a few years between these two views, looking north at Kincaid, to the Skagit Station site in Mt. Vernon.

The view at the bottom was taken in June of 2012.

Between the tracks and the county building on the left sat the original train station.  If you look real close along the fence on the sidewalk, you can see the cut out in the concrete where the bay window was where the station employees could sit and look down the track in either direction.  This picture does not show it, you will have to visit in person!

Note made on May 8, 2014:  Skagit County was able to make available to the public the 1969 aerial mapping photos of the County just recently.  Above is the 1969 aerial of this same place.  I have circled the Seed Mill in red, for reference.  Notice that there were three rail tracks where now there is only one.  A passing track and one to feed all those warehouses.  The local spur went from Section St on the South to Division on the North.

Now June 2012

Now June 2012

Dennis’til next time,
Dennis George
Highland Garden House, 501 E. Highland Ave., Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Note from 11/8/15: I have found a photo that was taken in 1968, also from the east side of the tracks, pointing North.  This photo was taken from about mid-way on the existing passenger platform of Skagit Station.

1968

1968

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One Response to Then and Now – Skagit Station

  1. Jerry says:

    Thanks for sharing. Brings back old memories to the late 50’s and early 60’s. We used to ride in to Mont Vernon from Whidbey Island to meet my grandfather’s train when he’d come up for a visit..

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