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Simpson Railroad
Based in Shelton, Washington, this private operation has hauled logs and lumber for its parent timber company Simpson Lumber (Timber) since 1890. Here you will be able to easily research all of my STC images on this site.
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Photo ID: 592198

The #1200, named "City of Shelton", sits cold inside the old brick roundhouse next to her stable mate #900 since her "fire was dropped" nearly one and a half years ago after Simpson Lumber Company... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1200
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 05, 2016


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Added: Oct 11, 2016

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Photo ID: 591844

What's left of the Simpson Railroad's locomotive roster, the SW900 "City of Elma" and SW1200 "City of Shelton" repose inside the old brick roundhouse. Perhaps they will get a ... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW900
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 900
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 05, 2016


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Added: Oct 08, 2016

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Photo ID: 591687

The 900 has been sitting dormant in its roundhouse stall since Simpson Lumber Company ceased operations in Shelton nearly one and a half years ago. It is hoped that a possible return to service o... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW900
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 900
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 05, 2016


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Added: Oct 06, 2016

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Photo ID: 541249

Keeping the railroad useful during the last month of operations with various section work chores - picking up around 40 yards of fill dirt on a drizzly afternoon provided one of the rare last oppo... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 2015


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Added: Aug 04, 2015

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Photo ID: 538031

One lone Simpson switcher puttered around the Shelton waterfront at Mill 3 on one of the remaining last days before the railroad would become a fallen flag.

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 2015


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Added: Jul 11, 2015

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Photo ID: 536372

Simpson switch job races the PSAP Bangor turn (seemingly) side by side on adjacent track at 6:30 AM. After 125 years in existence the final day comes Monday for this lumber railroad. The mill it ... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 26, 2015


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Added: Jun 27, 2015

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Photo ID: 535110

Lokie line-up, a rare sight indeed. All four of the switchers were parked outside in a row while the roundhouse was getting a house cleaning.

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1202
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 15, 2015


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Added: Jun 16, 2015

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Photo ID: 535108

Although the 1202 and her sisters are short-timers on their soon-to-be-defunct railroad she still has work to be performed. Here she is being rolled out of the RoHo for a day of work train duty e... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1202
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 15, 2015


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Added: Jun 16, 2015

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Photo ID: 534409

The last log train highballs Dayton during a special move to and from the Dry Sort yard with the purpose of retrieving remaining rolling stock which had been stranded since the end of 2013 after t... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 2015


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Added: Jun 11, 2015

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Photo ID: 534306

Setting a string of center beams on the dock for storage in preparation for the mill and railroad closure. Yesterday the cars were brought down in a special move from the Dry Sort yard where the... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW900
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 900
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 2015


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Added: Jun 10, 2015

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Photo ID: 534215

Log cars headed for the storage line. Today was billed as "The Last Run to Mill 5" for Simpson Railroad. It was the last time anyone would see a log train run the mainline of this soon... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 2015


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Added: Jun 09, 2015

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Photo ID: 534207

Today was billed as "The Last Run to Mill 5" for Simpson Railroad. It was the last time anyone would see a log train run the mainline of this soon to be defunct logging road. Two runs ... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 2015


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Added: Jun 09, 2015

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Photo ID: 533393

Looking out the back door, playing around with a slow shutter resulted in this frame at 1/10sec. Heading out-a-town with a load of dirt in a Western "difco" side dump car, pulled by the ... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 2015


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Added: Jun 03, 2015

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Photo ID: 533387

Spreading dirt over an old, unfinished stream bank restoration project near MP 2 along Goldsborough Creek with a Western "difco" side dump car.

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 02, 2015


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Added: Jun 03, 2015

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Photo ID: 533108

In a scene which could date from the 1950s we see a log train positioned for unloading at Simpson Lumber Company's dry sort yard up at the end of the line. The log trains haven't made the trip to... (more)

Railroad: Simpson Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Shelton, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: STC 1201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 29, 2013


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Added: Jun 01, 2015

Views: 2,360
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