Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

1939 CBI 2-10-2 Steam Engine

Photographer unknown. Thanks to Gary Durr for finding the CBI pictures!

Engine info:

07-27 2-10-2T 22x28 134 tons
Sugar Pine Lbr. Co. #5 Pinedale, CA
Pensacola Co. (D) Pinedale, CA 11-35
Mason-Walsh-Atkinson-Kier & Co. #800 Mason City, WA (Grand Coulee Dam)
(tender added)
Consolidated Builders #800 Mason City, WA 03-18-38
H. J. Kaiser Co. #1119
Scrapped 1947

ALCO builders photo of Sugar Pine Lumber Co. #5, dated June 1927.

See more about the engines that helped build the dam here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Snow Blockade In Central Washington

From the "Spokane Press."

March 6, 1910

Thanks to Ted Curphey for bringing this to my attention.

Ted added the following:

"The worst section is between Almira and Hartline where the track passes through a series of deep cuts, Particularly between MP 93 and MP 96. At some point NP forces widened the north side of these cuts to the point a second track could easily be laid in them, to allow room for the drifting snow. Even then it's not enough some years. January of 2017 I went drift bustin' on a westbound train. Easily one of the most scariest and thrilling things I've done on a locomotive."