A Simpson conductor sitting in the 1201 watches us pass by in the nine-hunnert while switching carloads of lumber to interchange. With the closing of the mills in Shelton, Washington there will so... (more)
By the time these lupines fade the railroad may be gone. The end is near for Simpson Railroad operations. The owner, Simpson Lumber, LLC, has sold the mills in Shelton to Sierra Pacific Industrie... (more)
Simpson's log trains do not currently run the 10 miles to Mill 5 with waterwood. Instead, logs are moved a few hundred yards from the dock and off-loaded at a cold deck area next to the sawmill d... (more)
This EMD switcher has quite a history. This unit started life in 1956 on the New Haven roster and worked for Penn Central and Conrail before making a home in South Georgia. Hopefully the unit wi... (more)
Still sporting its DRGW paint job.
WATCO's KCT 217 job heads for Thomas industry as a UP coal train awaits a signal off the High Line.
Photo from the 1980s.
Cargill SW1200 at the East St. Louis facility right next to the casino. CRX 9335 was built as PRR 7916.
OSR 1210 and 8235 back down the Alice St. Wye towards Owens Corning in Guelph, On. This pair of veteran locomotives were both built in 1958 and still going strong.
If only this EMD switcher could talk. The history it's seen and the freight it's moved. Now being stored and sitting silent at the Buckingham Branch shops. Photo taken with permission and with ... (more)
And the wait begins...after a trip up the hill shoving at the rear of this log train, Jerry situates the 1202 on the main while logs are removed from the loaded train parked on the pass. It may ta... (more)
ex SP 2287
ex HB&T (Houston Belt & Terminal) 33