Any Camp 6 updates?

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weekendrailroader

Guy with the green hat
Just wondering if anything is happening down at the Camp 6 Logging Museum. Are things just sitting there? Is stuff being moved and torn out? Equipment being scrapped? Are things waiting until everything has been talked over and a plan of action decided upon?

I haven't seen anything since about May, no press releases, news articles, etc.
 

speeder3

MRSR Ops. Director
Negotiations for the sale of the assets at Camp 6 (to a single party) are progressing with final paperwork to be printed and signed soon. We an expect some of the assets to be removed from the site before the end of the summer.

Brian Wise
 

Shack

No Bo's Ride My Train!
Any idea what's to happen to the Liderwood skidder? When I saw it about a year ago if was looking pretty rusted out and fragile. If they're going to move it I'd love to be there when they lower the spar tree.
 

speeder3

MRSR Ops. Director
The Lidgerwood tower skidder is to be moved and restored for display by the new owner.

Brian Wise
 

p51

Marty, it runs on steam!
My wife wanted to go see the clouded leopard cubs at the zoo this past weekend, and I hadn’t gone by Camp 6 in a VERY long time, so we drove past after we’d seen all the animals. There were several cars parked there and people doing something. All the camp cars were still there but couldn’t see much else. It’s sad, but even I only went there once. Any idea if the RR equipment will be going to MRSR?
 

Shack

No Bo's Ride My Train!
Any idea if the RR equipment will be going to MRSR?
Well this is only pure speculation but,

The Lidgerwood tower skidder is to be moved and restored for display by the new owner.
When you think about the logistics of moving some of this equipment, especially the Lidgerwood, the costs would be almost prohibitive. Then you also have to look around at who would be interested in obtaining, no less "restoring" it. It can't go far and someone has to have a passion for it.

I can only think of one place like that.

But pay no attention to me. I'm just thinking out loud.
 

weekendrailroader

Guy with the green hat
Well, summer is just about over. Any new developments in the Camp 6 saga? Is equipment being moved? Did negotiations work out alright?
 

speeder3

MRSR Ops. Director
I have heard no news of the Camp 6 deal so I won't speculate on what is going on right now. A few items from Camp 6 will make their way to MRSR, but just a few as we have more than enough projects already. A number of other organizations have contacted me to express their desires to acquire certain pieces, and all have been directed to contact the attorney handling the negotiations. Once the sale is finalized, the new owner can then negotiate with the other interested parties. And no, the Lidgerwood tower skidder is not coming to Mineral, as much as I would like to have it on display at Mineral Lake, but it is going to be preserved and that is what matters most.

Brian Wise
General Manager
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
 

Tuscor

Don't be Ignorant
I would sure hate to see that Great Northern caboose they had at Camp 6 go away. Seems Skykomish, WA has plans for a railroad themed park that include a GN caboose on display with other GN equipment. Sure would be nice to see it end up there.

A former GN caboose in a GN display. Seems kind of fitting.

Brian
 

Tuscor

Don't be Ignorant
The Great Northern caboose left Camp 6 several years ago. Last I heard, it was bought by an individual and moved somewhere for use as a playhouse.

http://www.greatnorthernempire.net/index2.htm?GNEPreservedGNCaboosesWA.htm
Thanks for the info. Last time I was at Camp 6 was around 1999 and saw the X66 there but never took any photos of it. Guess I should be glad it found a new home and Mt Vernon is former GN trackage. Wonder if that "playground" is a public park or someones new personal toy in a backyard? I'll have to see what I can find out.

Brian
 

SP&SFan

MP 72 - BNSF Spokane Sub.
This was posted over on that "other" site:

For more information contact:
• Alan Macpherson, spokesman, Western Forest Industries Museum: 253-620-6468, amacpherson@gth-law.com
• Chris Baldo: chrisbaldo@willitsredwood.com


Camp 6 Logging Equipment Sold to Collector
The owners of the Camp 6 Logging Museum in Tacoma, Washington have sold the trains, logging equipment, and other pieces of equipment to a collector who is a founder of the Roots of Motive Power Inc., a logging history museum located in Willits, California.
The Western Forest Industries Museum (WFIM), which owns Camp 6, had searched for a person or organization to restore and maintain Camp 6 within Point Defiance Park. When no such entity was found, WFIM began a search for entities that could undertake the task of moving and preserving the historic logging artifacts of Camp 6. The WFIM board feels fortunate to have found a purchaser that can take responsibility for ensuring the artifacts are well cared for.
The board was pleased to find Chris Baldo because he values railroad memorabilia and is genuinely interested in preserving the equipment to the extent possible, said WFIM spokesman Alan Macpherson.
Baldo said that much of the Camp 6 historic logging equipment will go to the Roots of Motive Power Museum collection in Willits. A few pieces will be retained by the Western Forest Industries Museum, which owned the Camp 6 equipment and also owns the Mount Rainier Scenic Railway. Some artifacts will remain in Mr. Baldo’s personal collection, and some pieces will be made available to other logging and railroad history museums in the Pacific Northwest and to other individuals and companies interested in the long-term preservation of the history of the timber industry.
Chris Baldo has been involved in the lumber business since 1973, starting his career with a short stint with the Weyerhaeuser Company in Raymond, Washington. Mr. Baldo currently is a co-owner of Willits Redwood Company, a redwood sawmill. Mr. Baldo is an avid collector and operator of steam railroad and logging equipment.
The Western Forest Industries Museum (WFIM) closed the historic logging museum in Point Defiance Park, Tacoma last winter after dwindling revenues led to insufficient funds to operate the museum and maintain the equipment.
WFIM leases property in Point Defiance Park from Metro Parks for a nominal amount. That lease is set to expire in late 2012 when the collection has been relocated.
WFIM established the Camp 6 Logging Museum in 1964 as a living, hands-on demonstration of logging and railroad history from the 1880s through the 1940s.

Link to the whole discussion, as there is follow-up questions and answers..

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,2576752


SP8100
 

n.p.-dad

New Member
Has any one heard where the Shay #7 is going...I hope that it stays in the area(Washington)...I hunt in its old haunts out in Klickitat...I sure would like to see that old shay run again...
G.D.
 

Macster

Only known as Mac
Has any one heard where the Shay #7 is going...I hope that it stays in the area(Washington)...I hunt in its old haunts out in Klickitat...I sure would like to see that old shay run again...
G.D.
The shay is going to California as well.

Most of the move is complete.. the rest of the move and such will be done next year when the weather and ground drys out.
 

speeder3

MRSR Ops. Director
The Museum is now being dismantled. A list of what major pieces are going where has been posted on the website. The old steam crane is currently for sale.

http://www.camp-6-museum.org/
The list posted on the Camp 6 web site isn't quite correct. The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad has received four of the ex-Polson Logging shacks, and one of the Kapowsin skid shacks. All five are now at Mineral, WA, as are the CAT D8, arch, and radial-engine powered snowmobile. The Rayonier caboose was to be moved this month as well, but we ran out of time before the holiday weekend high-wide movement curfew.

As for the fifth ex-Polson shack, it will be going to the Polson Logging Museum in Hoquiam. That group has also received an ex-Polson motorcar and an old barrel-type wood stove/heater that was in one of the buildings at Railroad Camp (very cool with raised "Polson Logging Company" on the cast front end piece).

Brian Wise
General Manager
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
 




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