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 Industries who plan on shutting everything down by June, removing Mills 3 and 5 and erecting a new "state-of-the-art" sawmill at the Mill 3 site in Shelton by 2017. In the meantime the railroad will be "re-purposed", corporate speak for "no plans for use in the near future".
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.