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  1. Hauling Logs

    Hauling Logs

    Brakeman Nick and engineer Jerry on the head-end today.
  2. Workin' on a Sunday

    Workin' on a Sunday

    The boys stoke the stove in the Gibson Speeder and bring it off the rip track in preparation for an early morning project to clear the ROW of downed trees and debris resulting from the ice storm which hit the area during the past week. Sunday work means extra pay, but today they could be in for...
  3. Logs in Fog

    Logs in Fog

    A foggy mid morning provides a ghostly atmosphere for this morning's Simpson run to Mill 5. The 1201 has around 40 log cars in tow with two engines pushing on the rear. (edit: new crop submitted 12/07/2011)
  4. Bringin' Them Back

    Bringin' Them Back

    Engineer Buben guides a train of empty log flats near the HWY 101 overpass on the return from Mill 5.
  5. Switching Mill 3

    Switching Mill 3

    At Mill 3 on the Shelton Waterfront Simpson's 1200 switches lumber loads that were brought earlier in the morning from Mill 5 behind STC 900. Goldsborough Creek runs through the property and empties into Oakland Bay. Thanks to Simpson Railroad for access onto the property.
  6. "Branch Line"

    "Branch Line"

    Going away shot of the 1200 on the rear of the Simpson afternoon log train. Note the US 101 overpass.
  7. MP 1.5 at Cascade Materials

    MP 1.5 at Cascade Materials

    Coming around the curve at Cascade Materials the 1201 is running cab-forward and about to pass the derelict caboose on the return to Shelton.
  8. Bridge at Milepost 2

    Bridge at Milepost 2

    Emerging from the woods and into the sunshine the 1200 crosses Goldsborough Creek on a frosty morning nearing its destination at Mill 3. Would'a been perfect if it weren't for the darn shadow!
  9. Highballing the Log Train

    Highballing the Log Train

    On the wind-up with the mid day log train to Mill 5, the 1200 is pulling a train of empty log cars and two ballast loads. The 1201 will bring up the rear as the pusher. Reason(s) for Rejection: - Poor lighting (Backlit)...
  10. Log Trains Rule!

    Log Trains Rule!

    Simpson Railroad's 1201 on a return to Shelton with log loads from the dry-sort on a sunny February Friday at MP 6.
  11. Through the Woods to Mill 5

    Through the Woods to Mill 5

    Simpson's 55 year-old SW12 #1200 is on the point hauling logs uphill from Oakland Bay to be milled into fresh lumber at Mill 5. The #1201 will follow up on the rear as a manual pusher. This spot, near MP 4.5, is where new reinforcement to the bank was accomplished after Goldsborough Creek tore...
  12. Ready to Depart

    Ready to Depart

    The 1201 waits for permission to leave the loading dock with a log train destined for Mill 5. The fog was persistent in Shelton, still hanging on by 10 AM. Date is Feb 15th, 2010, Simpson RR.


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