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Photo ID: 451509

A wall of sound envelops Clear Creek Canyon as No. 9 assaults the grade passing under the Devil's Gate Viaduct.

Railroad: West Side Lumber Company
Locomotive: Steam Shay 3-Truck
Location: Georgetown, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: WSLCo 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 09, 2013


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Sep 16, 2013

Views: 307
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Photo ID: 451508

Three-quarters of the Georgetown Loop's operable fleet is outside the engine house at Silver Plume at the end of a long day.

Railroad: West Side Lumber Company
Locomotive: Steam Shay 3-Truck
Location: Silver Plume, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: WSLCo 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 09, 2013


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Sep 16, 2013

Views: 600
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Photo ID: 451507

West Side Shay 9 has cut away from its train and is heading to the water tower at the Silver Plume depot.

Railroad: West Side Lumber Company
Locomotive: Steam Shay 3-Truck
Location: Silver Plume, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: WSLCo 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 09, 2013


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Sep 16, 2013

Views: 532
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 451506

The sun makes a brief appearance as West Side 9 backs down through the Silver Plume yard prior to the first train of the day. No. 9 spent the past four decades on the Midwest Central Railroad at ... (more)

Railroad: West Side Lumber Company
Locomotive: Steam Shay 3-Truck
Location: Silver Plume, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: WSLCo 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 09, 2013


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Sep 16, 2013

Views: 820
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 390053

A "down" train of logs crosses River Bridge. The working side of the shays was always on the dark side when hauling loads across the bridge.

Railroad: West Side Lumber Company
Locomotive: Steam Shay
Location: Tuolumne, California, USA
Locomotive #: WSL 10
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1960


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By: John West

Added: Feb 20, 2012

Views: 2,854
Comments: 3

Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 386006

A train of logs arrives into Tuolumne during the West Side Lumber Company railroad's last year of operation.

Railroad: West Side Lumber Company
Locomotive: Steam Shay
Location: Tuolumne, California, USA
Locomotive #: WSL 9
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1960


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By: John West

Added: Jan 05, 2012

Views: 2,097
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Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 361562

It is well before sunrise as No. 8 heads into the woods with a long string of empty log cars. This was during the last season the WSL railroad operated, and was one of my earliest efforts at nigh... (more)

Railroad: West Side Lumber Company
Locomotive: Steam shay
Location: Tuolumne, California, USA
Locomotive #: WSL 8
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1960


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By: John West

Added: Apr 25, 2011

Views: 1,740
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Photo ID: 319564

In Tuolumne, where the West Side was king, the only visible remnants of the glory days are a few miles of abandoned trackage, the sawdust burner at the mill site, a fenced-off railroad yard, the a... (more)

Railroad: West Side Lumber Company
Locomotive: Steam Heisler 2-Truck
Location: Tuolumne, California, USA
Locomotive #: WSLCo 2
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 24, 2010


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Apr 03, 2010

Views: 3,363
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 319563

These abandoned narrow gauge rails haven't felt the weight of a Shay-powered revenue freight since the West Side quit operation in 1961.

Railroad: West Side Lumber Company
Locomotive: None
Location: Tuolumne, California, USA
Locomotive #: -
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 24, 2010


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By: Jeff Terry

Added: Apr 03, 2010

Views: 4,233
Comments: 2

Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 253171

Dropping back 48 years from my last post, here is another one of those grainy faded Anscochromes that has been reasonably resurrected by Photoshop. No. 3 is doing intra plant switching at the mil... (more)

Railroad: West Side Lumber Company
Locomotive: Steam Heisler
Location: Tuolumne, California, USA
Locomotive #: WSL 3
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1960


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By: John West

Added: Oct 02, 2008

Views: 7,256
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Photo ID: 230198

Dropping back 48 years from my last post! I wonder if this kind of log dumping is still done. These particular logs were hauled into Tuolumne by the three-foot gauge Shays of the West Side Lumber... (more)

Railroad: West Side Lumber Company
Locomotive: None
Location: Tuolumne, California, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1960


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By: John West

Added: Apr 04, 2008

Views: 16,483
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Photo ID: 172913

In the early morning twilight the first "up" train of empties meets the first "down" train of logs at Camp 8. Another one of those old faded Anscochromes brought back to life by Photoshop.

Railroad: West Side Lumber Company
Locomotive: Steam Shay
Location: Tuolumne, California, USA
Locomotive #: WSL 10
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1960


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By: John West

Added: Jan 26, 2007

Views: 3,085
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Photo ID: 172605

No. 10 headed toward Tuolumne with one of the last trains of logs. In a few days the railroad would routinely shut down for the winter, but never reopen. This is another old Anscochrome slide th... (more)

Railroad: West Side Lumber Company
Locomotive: Shay
Location: Tuolumne, California, USA
Locomotive #: WSL 10
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1960


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By: John West

Added: Jan 22, 2007

Views: 8,793
Comments: 8

Favorited: 33

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Photo ID: 166803

Empty "up" train crosses River Bridge during the last year of WSL's rail operation. Photoshop was able to restore this image from a faded overexposed very grainy Anscochrome original.

Railroad: West Side Lumber Company
Locomotive: Steam Shay
Location: Tuolumne, California, USA
Locomotive #: WSL 8
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1960


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By: John West

Added: Nov 27, 2006

Views: 5,920
Comments: 5

Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 165271

Some days just nothing goes right.

Railroad: West Side Lumber Company
Locomotive: Motorcar
Location: Groveland, California, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1963


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By: John West

Added: Nov 14, 2006

Views: 5,574
Comments: 2

Favorited: 13

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