Delivering to the Puget Sound & Pacific (that's whose engines are in the background).
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.
20 minutes and 4 miles west of Shelton, the afternoon westbound arrives admidst a classic Pacific Northwest downpour.
Afternoon westbound departing Shelton for mill west of Dayton. Note: 1) "nice" track 2) grade crossing that I am shooting from is pictured in image 68938
The outbound (westbound) train is ready to depart for the dry sort yard at Sawmill 5, west of Dayton. it is 3:40 p.m. PDT.
Switcher spotting cars in the middle of the mill. I think the wood on the centerbeams needs to be wrapped in plastic. Raw logs can be floated to the mill, arriving in the bay in the foreground o... (more)
The mill is cramped enough for space that raw logs and fresh cut boards can both be seen in this view.
Note the old roundhouse directly behind the engine! There's a lot of stalls, indicating that Simpson Logging Co. had lots of engines back in the day.
The Simpson Timber Co. sawmill is directly behind the photographer. Puget Sound & Pacific interchange track runs off to the left.
4 miles west of Shelton. The brilliant sunlight wouldn't last, typical Olympic Peninsula weather.
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?
Just leaving Shelton for the 10 mile run up to the dry sort yard west of Dayton.