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Following the show in Chehalis, we got back on the road bright and early, doing a loop to re-document some markings. It's not always an easy, or glamorous job, but it's always worth it!







We also met up with the amazing L.R. of Ritzville, WA. He's a volunteer at the Northern Pacific depot and spends roughly three months each year dusting and cleaning to get it ready to open for the season. He was a telegrapher up through the 1970s, when it began to fade as a profession. To this day, L.R. works his telegraph key without missing a beat and has immense pride in being a telegrapher. As he told us, "My one and only profession was a Morse telegrapher. Everything else was just a damn job."










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