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Thursday Steam 2016
« on: February 05, 2021, 02:30:20 PM »

Father's Day 2016.  My Daughter took me on a short road trip to the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad in Elbe, Washington.  This is a 2-8-2T; not sure which logging RR it came from originally.

While the train was turning for its return to Elbe we visited their museum. From the web site: "Visitors to the logging museum will see the most comprehensive collection of steam powered logging locomotives in North America! These hearty engines are testaments to the problem solving ingenuity required for navigating the challenging terrain of the rural West Coast forests. Imagine the precision machining required by hand of the early train crews to build and operate 80 tons of steel hauling additional tonnage of timber. From the tiny 14 ton Satsop to the giant 99 ton Heisler the House of Gears and Rod House are home to an impressive collection of rare steam engines."

« Last Edit: February 05, 2021, 02:35:20 PM by Tom Todd »
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Re: Thursday Steam 2016
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2021, 04:07:35 PM »
Nice photo. It is the former Hammond Lumber #17 from the Redwood Region of Northern CA.
As a child, I spent a few Summers helping my Uncle Harold and Pete Replinger restore former Hammond Lumber 2-8-2T #16 in Shelton, WA.
It was brought to Shelton for restoration from Fortuna, CA where it was statically displayed.
It is currently in Battleground, WA, out of service.

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