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Photo ID: 541249

Keeping the railroad useful during the last month of operations with various section work chores - picking up around 40 yards of fill dirt on a drizzly afternoon provided one of the rare last oppo... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 2015


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Aug 04, 2015

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Photo ID: 538031

One lone Simpson switcher puttered around the Shelton waterfront at Mill 3 on one of the remaining last days before the railroad would become a fallen flag.

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 2015


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Jul 11, 2015

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Photo ID: 536372

Simpson switch job races the PSAP Bangor turn (seemingly) side by side on adjacent track at 6:30 AM. After 125 years in existence the final day comes Monday for this lumber railroad. The mill it ... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 26, 2015


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Jun 27, 2015

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Photo ID: 534409

The last log train highballs Dayton during a special move to and from the Dry Sort yard with the purpose of retrieving remaining rolling stock which had been stranded since the end of 2013 after t... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 2015


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Jun 11, 2015

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Photo ID: 534215

Log cars headed for the storage line. Today was billed as "The Last Run to Mill 5" for Simpson Railroad. It was the last time anyone would see a log train run the mainline of this soon... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 2015


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Jun 09, 2015

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Photo ID: 534207

Today was billed as "The Last Run to Mill 5" for Simpson Railroad. It was the last time anyone would see a log train run the mainline of this soon to be defunct logging road. Two runs ... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 2015


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Jun 09, 2015

Views: 1,326
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Photo ID: 533393

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)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 2015


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Jun 03, 2015

Views: 1,708
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Photo ID: 533387

Spreading dirt over an old, unfinished stream bank restoration project near MP 2 along Goldsborough Creek with a Western "difco" side dump car.

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 2015


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Jun 03, 2015

Views: 2,315
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Photo ID: 533108

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)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 29, 2013


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Jun 01, 2015

Views: 1,423
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Photo ID: 530310

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)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 08, 2015


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: May 09, 2015

Views: 3,820
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Photo ID: 530119

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)

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 07, 2015

Views: 925
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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

Views: 1,432
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Favorited: 8

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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

Views: 1,128
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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

Views: 1,958
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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

Views: 1,729
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Favorited: 8

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