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Logging RAILS To TRAILS
REDMOND RAILROAD DEPOT
The REDMOND  Depot photo is on display at the WORLD OF WINES, just East of 166th  Ave.
Redmond's logging industry received a tremendous boost in 1889 when the Seattle Lake Shore & Eastern Railway built a station in the center of town. With regular passenger service, Redmond's hotels and eateries flourished. Twice each day, the train passed through Redmond, bringing school children into town in the morning, delivering mail to the post office, picking up milk in large metal cans, and taking businessmen and shoppers into Seattle. The depot was located just east of Leary Way, and north of the Hotel Redmond. Its location played a pivotal part in naming the town of Redmond.
The Redmond depot was closed in 1970, and the building was demolished in 1972, after attempts by concerned citizens to preserve it failed.
The Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Engine No.2 "Gilman", as it would have appeared on its run through Redmond. It's posing in front of the Gilman (Issaquah) station. (Courtesy Michael Maslan)
I remember buying FEED &
Materials for cages
at the T & D Mill for  our
two rabbits  when we
MOVED TO THE NORTHWEST
in 1978.

VIEWS OF REDMOND
For 75 years this familiar Feed Store towered over lesser structures in Redmond's historic downtown. The original retail store opened in 1918 on a site to the west of the present building, and was moved nearer the railway tracks in the 1930s. The structures on this site were demolished in the spring of 2001.