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 payload waterlogged, a train may stall near the top.
Based in Shelton, Washington, this private operation has hauled logs and lumber for its parent timber company Simpson Lumber (Timber) since 1890. Here you will be able to easily research all of my STC images on this site.