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)
An uphill Simpson Timber train rolls along at MP 6 on its way to the dry sort yard at Mill 5 outside of Shelton, WA.
One can wait hours if not days at Joso bridge for a train. Here comes the UP (with warbonnets), then there was another noise. Unexpectedly the latest operator of the former Camas Prairie showed up... (more)
The afternoon westbound has arrived at the dry sort yard. They will cut off the power and run around the train, then shove the train into the yard (see picture of the caboose nearby).
In a heavy downpour.
The clouds parted long enough for the Coast Range to become visible in the background.
The sun pops out as the train reaches Dayton Airport Rd. Note the engineer's silhouette against the background of fresh cut board.
Departing the dry sort yard for the 10 mile run back to Shelton. "Excellent" track quality, dontcha think?
Approaching the dry sort yard, so-called because many of Simpson's logs are floated to the bay where the main mill is, then loaded to railcars and taken 10 miles inland to the mill west of Dayton.
"Nice" track. Simpson was built to haul logs and you can sure tell from the track!