About one mile out from the dry-sort yard and with South Mountain as a backdrop, the 1201 eases into a 2.2% downgrade at the top of the hill. This trip they are hauling logs back to Mill 3 at the... (more)
Down at the loading dock it's nearly departure time. After the log train clears the switch Dave will align it for the 1202 which will then move up and tack onto the rear. (permission to be on pr... (more)
At "Knights" the log job is returning empties after the morning run up to Mill 5.
At the crossing with a logging road known as Smith Lane, the grade levels off and the lead engine notches down after the 2.2% ascent of the Sand Cut. Two pushers are on the rear, but one will cut... (more)
Mill 5 bound, the 1201 is blasting up the hill above Goldsborough Creek near the Carman road. Many of the logs were barnacle-coated from being in the seawater for a while.
Near the end of a run from town, as the train tops the grade with A-frames in front of the waterwood, Nick and Brandon are probably discussing how they'll efficiently make their cuts at Mill 5 and... (more)
"Earth Day at Oakland Bay" proclaims the banner and the Simpson crew is on the logger outbound from Shelton to Mill 5.
Stick and John are bringing empty bunkers back to Shelton in the afternoon and are about to rumble over the bridge at MP 2.
At a location alongside Goldsborough Creek the 1202 ducks through the forest while hauling logs on a trip uphill to the dry sort .