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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Spreading dirt over an old, unfinished stream bank restoration project near MP 2½ along Goldsborough Creek with a Western "difco" side dump car.
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)