Simpson Railroad SW1200 No. 1200 waits on the main as No. 1201 pulls out of the siding with loads of forest debris.
Simpson locomotives switch out some log cars on a sunny winter morning. The brick structure in the background is the Simpson Railroad roundhouse.
CN 8013 south rolls through Shelton Jct and is about to get on the DMIR trackage for its trip south.
Delivering to the Puget Sound & Pacific (that's whose engines are in the background).
Afternoon westbound departing Shelton for mill west of Dayton. Note: 1) "nice" track 2) grade crossing that I am shooting from is pictured in image 68938
The outbound (westbound) train is ready to depart for the dry sort yard at Sawmill 5, west of Dayton. it is 3:40 p.m. PDT.
Switcher spotting cars in the middle of the mill. I think the wood on the centerbeams needs to be wrapped in plastic. Raw logs can be floated to the mill, arriving in the bay in the foreground o... (more)
The mill is cramped enough for space that raw logs and fresh cut boards can both be seen in this view.
Note the old roundhouse directly behind the engine! There's a lot of stalls, indicating that Simpson Logging Co. had lots of engines back in the day.
The Simpson Timber Co. sawmill is directly behind the photographer. Puget Sound & Pacific interchange track runs off to the left.
Just leaving Shelton for the 10 mile run up to the dry sort yard west of Dayton.