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Photo ID: 529908

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)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2015


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: May 05, 2015

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Photo ID: 529786

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)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 04, 2015


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: May 04, 2015

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Photo ID: 528003

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)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 20, 2015


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Apr 21, 2015

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Photo ID: 503813

A scene which was once common all over the United States is now nearly extinct-- a true logging railroad. The Simpson Timber Company operated the last true logging railroad in the US, but the rai... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Dayton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Log train
Photo Date: October 18, 2010


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By: Michael Derrick

Added: Oct 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 495285

Stick and Josh crew up to shove a few center beams around the property. Here they have just set one around the corner and are returning on the house track.

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 26, 2014


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Aug 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 459370

"She won't go another further." On the Simpson Railroad at rails end, 10 miles out from the Shelton waterfront, the 1201 has pulled up on the last few yards of the former mainline, now used as a l... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 20, 2013


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Nov 20, 2013

Views: 7,657
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Photo ID: 452500

The Last American Logger: Some trains may haul logs, but if you get technical (and railfans often do) Shelton, Wash. is the last place in America to see a traditional logging railroad at wo... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Log train
Photo Date: September 16, 2013


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By: Justin Franz

Added: Sep 23, 2013

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Photo ID: 446632

Making their way back down the grade two Simpson locomotives are traveling light after hauling some waterwood up to Mill 5. Recently, fresh crushed rock has been spread on the ROW which will allo... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 08, 2013


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Aug 09, 2013

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Photo ID: 442975

Eastbound, returning from the Dayton dry-sort this morning with a string of empties.

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 11, 2013


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Jul 11, 2013

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Photo ID: 434062

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)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: lumber train
Photo Date: April 24, 2013


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Apr 28, 2013

Views: 927
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Photo ID: 433623

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)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: logger
Photo Date: April 24, 2013


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Apr 24, 2013

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Photo ID: 432727

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, 9 miles away.

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: log train
Photo Date: April 17, 2013


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Apr 18, 2013

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Photo ID: 427332

About one mile out from the dry-sort yard and with South Mountain as a backdrop, the 1201 eases into a 2.2% downgrade at the top of the hill. This trip they are hauling logs back to Mill 3 at the... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: log
Photo Date: March 04, 2013


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Mar 04, 2013

Views: 988
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Photo ID: 424384

A sign that The Economy appears to have turned around some: It's Saturday, and the crews have been working six days a week moving lots of waterwood and lumber. Here they are returning to town wi... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: logger
Photo Date: February 09, 2013


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Feb 09, 2013

Views: 666
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Photo ID: 420197

Simpson Timber Co. #1201 is running light back to Shelton after taking a log train to Mill 5.

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 05, 2011


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By: Ryan Marrs

Added: Jan 05, 2013

Views: 745
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