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What is your malfunction?
My guess would be near Scopa, towards the south end of Lk Washington and the Renton Boeing plant in the video.
I know there was a log dump in the area.


What is your malfunction?
And with the diamond towards the end, I'm guessing that's the NP and GN(former PCRR)


Don't be Ignorant
Wow, that's some great footage and does it bring back some memories. Jason is right, those last views are indeed the north switch of Scopa and the south switch plus the crossing with the PC.

In the scene at the north switch you can see a dirt road coming down from Lake Washington Blvd and crossing the tracks. I used to go down that road often and take photos of Milwaukee Road trains and the BN Maltby Turn, such as the BN 2531 North shown here in June 1988.

Thanks again for showing this!

Brian Ambrose
Renton, WA
(about half a mile from Scopa)


What is your malfunction?
If you were to walk the tracks in the area, you will see some of the turnout ties that were left in place when the turnouts and frogs were removed. 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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