Tuesday, May 22, 2018

the Issaquah Washington (near Seattle) train depot was built in 1889, and now houses a museum

Black and white photo from 1957

true story, a guy named Steve bought a 5 or 6 foot long working model of a Big Boy, for a couple thousand dollars, and put it into this museum for a while.

But then he got a divorce and his wife wanted half the locomotive. Seriously? WTF is wrong with people who didn't put in the work or the money on something during a marriage going all scorched earth / al quaida in the divorce to fuck with their soon to be ex?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W8N64RVEiA for the comment after the videos that has the original story about Steve. Poor bastard.


1 comment:

  1. Maybe a relatively common fate for old stations? I know of two, each about an hour away from me, in different directions that have become museums/coffee shops/information centres. Search for Little River Station, New Zealand (near Christchurch) and Domett railway station (near Cheviot).