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Marty, it runs on steam!
I ran up to Tacoma to get my tickets and packet, which took quite a while. Parking ain't cheap so be prepared for that if you have to go up there. I was disappinted there wasn't the usual NRHS stuff store that normally shows up for these things, but the less money I spend, the better I guess.
I didn't pay to ride the Chehalis, as I live very close by and it didn't make any sense to me. They had a runby where they normally move the power for the return trip, and ran all the way down to Ruth. The runby was the standard "cluster" of self-appointed experts with no authority, ordering people around. I told one of them to go choke himself, which caused the funniest double-take I've ever seen, but that's another story... :D
I kept running into the guys from Marcam Productions as they also knew the neat places that the non-locals would never think to check. I couldn't resist posting this shot of getting "good film" of the approaching # 15. I got a lot of good photos, need to sort through them all. 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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