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.
Setting a string of center beams on the dock for storage in preparation for the mill and railroad closure. Yesterday the cars were brought down in a special move from the Dry Sort yard where the... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Conductor Jerry Miller puts together an afternoon lumber train of A-frames at Mill 3. Shortly after we will take the cars up the hill to Mill 5. Permission OK'd to ride.