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 Posted: Tue Apr 26th, 2016 09:45 pm
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Reg H

Joined: Sun Oct 19th, 2014
Location: Shelton, USA
Posts: 1026
Well, the last operational logging railroad in the US is pretty much officially dead.

The Simpson Timber Company Railroad that ran from the waterfront in downtown Shelton, Washington out to Mill 5 near Matlock was the last.
When the Simpson mills were sold to Sierra Pacific last year, the railroad ceased operation.

However, there was hope that it would be revived as a tourist line.

It appears that is not to be.
The right-of-way inside the City of Shelton is to be deeded to the City.
The right-of-way in Mason County is to be turned over to the Rails to Trails folks.

I don't know what is going to happen to the equipment and rolling stock.
I expect it will be auctioned off.


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