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 Posted: Tue Apr 26th, 2016 05:45 pm
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Reg H
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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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 Posted: Wed Apr 27th, 2016 06:38 am
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How big is your check book Reg?



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 Posted: Wed Apr 27th, 2016 03:41 pm
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Trev:

I might be able to buy a spike as a souvenir.

:)

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 Posted: Wed Apr 27th, 2016 05:20 pm
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That sucks, Reg. Not that I was very surprised to hear this, though.
I never chased the Simpson once, and of course now regret that (especially as I live near Centralia, which is pretty close by). Like many, it didn't occur to me that literally overnight, it'd be gone like that.



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