SW9 sitting in Chehalis, WA...

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Marty, it runs on steam!
I can't upload the photo right now, but there's a black SW9 sitting right next to where the MLW depot in Chehalis used to be.
I've read she used to be from Anaconda Copper and the current owner is Western Rail, Inc.
She's sold black and only has the reporting remarks of WRIX 23 (in tape, looks like something the Little Rascals would mark on a locomotive, it's downright comical looking) on the cab. I found this link of photos from earlier, back when she had better markings.
Anyone got a clue what she's doing down there? She was cold at the time and had upturned buckets over her exhausts, so I think she'll be there for a while.


New Shortline (Western Washington Railroad). Leading 7.2 miles of the Tacoma Rail up to around the Blakslee Junction area. Mostly being used for car storage. But i think there is one customer? if i remember correctly


Marty, it runs on steam!
I totally forgot reading about that Western Washington Railroad operation a while back. I saw what had to be their people looking over the grade crossing equipment at the old MLW tracks at the intersection of NW West and NW State. It'd be interesting to catch that SW doing some switching duties there...

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