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  1. Working the Log Dock

    Working the Log Dock

    Shelton, WA loading logs in the bunker cars from the bay. Brandon (standing) guides Jerry in the crane (above). Dave is in the cab. The parked MOW is Simpson's Gibson speeder.
  2. A Diamond in the Rough

    A Diamond in the Rough

    Florida East Coast 424 hits the diamond at the Simpson main. The old Gibson speeder was assigned to the section crew replacing ties along the creek. The GP40 has been working on the PSAP for over one year now.
  3. On The Pass

    On The Pass

    Beautiful spring day for a train ride on the Simpson Railroad! We have just come up the hill from Shelton bringing a forklift-on-flat-car. Doing a run-around at the south pass to shove the load into the Drysort cargo ramp. Shooting Date/Time 4/8/2011 2:44:56 PM
  4. Logger Along the Highway

    Logger Along the Highway

    A warm, sunny afternoon and a Simpson log train runs adjacent to Shelton Matlock Road west of Shelton. The train is moving west away from me and the #900 and #1202 are shoving.
  5. On The Road Repair

    On The Road Repair

    This log train ran into a SNAFU on the trip to the dry sort yard when a low hanging hose broke mid train, dumping the air. The two units on the rear of the train stopped shoving a second too late and damaged the draw box on this old spine car. Simpson maintenance arrived to help and the guys...
  6. The Road Ahead

    The Road Ahead

    Thanks to the Simpson Railroad for allowing me to ride as an observer in the #900! In this scene it is near 7 AM at the 1st street crossing in Shelton, WA. Brandon has aligned the switch and we will be on our way in a few seconds. I had to crank the ISO up pretty far for this shot.
  7. PSAP in Town

    PSAP in Town

    CFNR GP15-1 #104 works on PSAP rail and is about to hit the Simpson railroad diamond in Shelton, WA. STC 1202 idles in the background. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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