A split screen view: Simpson power idling on the left, center beam flat sitting on the Mill 5 lead, right. As seen from an empty log flat car.
If while you wait for the stacker to unload the log train you get bored, then get busy with clearing debris from the bottom of the bunkers.
The lumber train was augmented this morning by several empty bunkers. The centerbeam flat loads were on the rear half of the train with the 1201 on the rear. Someone who lives at the intersectio... (more)
Richmond Pacific 49 takes a train of cement cars out of the Cemex plant in Richmond, California.
The 1201 crawls along Park Street, nearing the end of its morning turn to Mill 5 and back, loaded up with fresh-cut boards. The railroad has begun swapping out the old A-frame cars with newly acq... (more)
Switchers that are not needed and ones requiring repair occupy the whisker tracks at Shoreham.
Power at the rear of a log train pushing up the aptly named "Sand Cut". At 2.2%, the grade is the steepest and most challenging piece of the railroad. Once in a while, if the rail is wet or the ... (more)
After helping to shove a log train up the 2.2% "Sand Cut" these two switchers have cut off at the top and are returning light to town. The railroad passes through sections of deep woods with a fee... (more)
The 1202 and 1201 await their job at the rear of the log train which is soon to depart the dock with 40 loads of waterwood destined for the dry-sort yard, 9½ miles away.
Pulling one car from the refinery.
Emerging from the (coal) mist! This rarely visible unit until recently served as a plant switcher for the Mirant Energy coal-fired power plant in Alexandria, VA. Usually hidden behind rows... (more)
Still in green three months before the ITC's acquisition by Norfolk & Western.
Hoggers Sterling and Brandon shoot the breeze while waiting for the log train to be unloaded. Mill 5 is just beyond the fence, and South Mountain is shrouded in clouds. When they leave, the 1201... (more)
The stacker has finally removed the last load of logs and the 1200 winds up for the return to Shelton.
Eastside Freight grinds uphill at a slow 4 MPH in notch 8. They had an unusually big load for this run. Here they are seen rounding the curve at Cathcart.