Burlington Northern - Ravensdale Sub
A Fictional part of the Burlington Northern on the west side of the Cascades. Ravensdale does exist and has the singular honor of being the only town in Washington to disenfranchise. Known for coal mines it died nearly overnight after a mine disaster killed 31 people on December 17, 1910.
I grew up here, my Dad was a manager at the company that ran the silica sand mine. He also worked for the N.P. as did my Mom. Grandpa worked for Grand Trunk.
The town is Asta, named after the dog from the Thin Man series and a tip to Astoria, OR for which the station is inspired from.