Railroad Odds & Ends

(Apologies for the quality. My slide scanner is an old junker.)


DLMX 190 "Nickel Plate Road" ALCo PA-1 is passing through
Whitefish, Montana, Spring of 2014:



Wood Chip Reloads

A simple truck dump style, Fortine, Montana:


Blower style, partial car hood. Olney, Montana:



Savage Services SW1200RSm #7308 is parked by the Pend Oreille Valley
Railroad shops. Late summer of 2013, this is Usk, Washington:



Late summer of 2013, Pend Oreille Valley Railroad GP9 #8310 hustles
a short local freight east from Priest River, Idaho:



Wearing faded and well used "Big Sky Blue", Great Northern Railway box
car #319499 is still alive. Summer of 2013, this is Sandpoint, Idaho:



At Libby, Montana is the original J. Neils Lumber Company engine house.
Summer, 2013, inside is J. Neils Lumber Company Shay #4, under restoration:



Spring, 2013, Scoular Grain SW13 #1309 is working their Silver Bow, Montana elevator:



Spring, 2013, Port Of Montana GP38-2 #3641 is at work switching in Silver Bow, Montana:



A sunny late 2009 summer day, Fort Missoula, Montana.
Willamette Shay #7, of movie "Timberjack" fame:



Tacoma Export Marketing Company SW1200 #219 is out of service. Baking in August, 2008 sun,
she is shoved into a spur just east of their elevators at Tacoma, Washington:



Summer of 2008, Great Northern Railway Ballast Regulator #24534.
The Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie, Washington:



Bridge 4 in Ballard (Seattle), Washington. Built by the Great Northern Railway,
now BNSF Railway. Located at the west end of the Lake Washington Ship Canal,
between Shilshole Bay & the Hiram Chittenden Locks. I can recall when the
counterweight, north end, once sported a beautifully painted GN "Rocky" logo.
Summer of 2008. Those black specks are circling sea gulls:



CSX SD40 #8317 in the summer of 2007. A quick grab before this
train disappeared into the Whitefish, Montana yard:



The following are some scans, as noted at page top.

A cold, dark, rainy winter day in 1989. This special train was operated
as a part of the Washington State Centennial celebration. En route to
festivities in Wenatchee, is Extra SP4449 East at Monroe, Washington:



In 1981, I accompanied my grandfather, (a native of Washington State's
Olympic Peninsula), on a quick trip back to visit his roots. Even though
that Spring day was gray and cool, it was all wonderful. One very important
stop, this is Last Spur Park in Hoquiam.

The large sized donkey shown below was used for yarding:


My grandfather silently views an old friend. Many memories... He got his
start with Polson Brothers bucking & splitting wood for locomotives & donkeys.
Then worked up to where he even did some time firing aboard this lokey.
Originally a wood burner as Polson Brothers Logging #45, then Rayonier #45:



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