After delivering a log train to the Dayton dry sort the 1200 will tie onto the rear of the return job to Shelton which is waiting just out of the picture frame to the right with the 1201 on point.
The morning lumber train winds through the streets of downtown Shelton with fully loaded a-frames of freshly cut boards from Mill 5 and will arrive at Mill 3 on the waterfront within 10 minutes.
The 1200 is winding up at the Franklin St crossing for the trip to Mill 5 as the conductor throws a wave.
As it leaves the Dry-sort yard the 1201 is crossing Hanks Lake Road heading back to Shelton. Mt Washington and Mt Ellinor are seen in the distance.
the 1201 crew shunts loads around 4 PM on the Simpson property in preparation for the next trip out of Shelton.
The 1201 leading a log train near Chappell Crossing on the return to Shelton from Mill 5.
The first locomotive to move across the new Goldsborough Creek Bridge was the 900 "City of Elma" at 2:15 PM today. Trainman Jerry gives the thumbs up as Dispatcher Dave looks on from the cab. Th... (more)
MOW crew prepare the rebuilt Simpson Railroad railbed at the approach to the new Goldsbough Creek Bridge. The railroad is near to normal operations again after a 14 month hiatus.
The new Goldsborough Creek span was dropped in place today and Simpson MOW old-timer Jerry is resetting rail in preparation for trains that will roll again next week. The old bridge was destroye... (more)
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)
An uphill Simpson Timber train rolls along at MP 6 on its way to the dry sort yard at Mill 5 outside of Shelton, WA.