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)
Simpson Lumber Company's first diesel engine, purchased new in 1955 and still kept in fine running condition, waits in the 1947 vintage brick roundhouse for another day of hauling logs and lumber.
A roundhouse scene: The Simpson lokies don't get out much these days except for a bit of switching in the mornings. The 900 is in the near stall, then the 1200 and 1201 while the 1202 reposes in ... (more)
The inner sanctum of the operation. The old girl waits for her next assignment. Sister 900 sits in the wall-side stall.
Starting up the lokie first thing in the morning before sunrise. After the air pressure builds up they'll roll her out on the turntable and onto the railroad to do some switching at OPP and Mill ... (more)
Simpson hogger Stick, seen in the glass, leaves the cab to line the turntable into the 1201's stall. The 1202 and 1200 are at rest on a day when Mill 5 was not operating.
How many railroaders does it take to turn a locomotive? Well if you're using an armstrong turntable to turn a SW1200, apparently it takes four. With the major part of the railroad out of servic... (more)