My friend, and fellow RP contributor (and Simpson Railroad Book author) Joel Hawthorn rides the Last Train from Dayton on a beautiful late spring day. Behind the 1201 is a string of center beam ... (more)
Looking out the back door, playing around with a slow shutter resulted in this frame at 1/10sec. Heading out-a-town with a load of dirt in a Western "difco" side dump car, pulled by the ... (more)
Spreading dirt over an old, unfinished stream bank restoration project near MP 2½ along Goldsborough Creek with a Western "difco" side dump car.
Port Royal 191 leads a northbound train near Yemassee, SC in June 1985.
In a scene which could date from the 1950s we see a log train positioned for unloading at Simpson Lumber Company's dry sort yard up at the end of the line. The log trains haven't made the trip to... (more)
These are the last days for this lumber railroad, soon it will be gone, but the work continues until the mills run out of wood. One of this day's tasks was to retrieve caboose 201 from the weeds ... (more)
These are the last days for this lumber railroad, soon it will be gone, but the work continues until the mills run out of wood. Stick and Josh hold at the wye track, waiting with their carloads w... (more)
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.