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



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Location: Shelton, USA
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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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