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 Posted: Tue Jun 5th, 2018 10:33 pm
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Hi Jose

I am not a great believer in the commonly held belief that loggers built most equipment in their own shops.
However there are some good examples of re-purposing equipment to better suit the operations needs.
Simpson's water car is a one example, as is the ballast plow which was built on a PC&F moving car.

I try not to have too many examples of home built stock.
But I have built the water cars and a couple of tank car conversions.
 
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 Posted: Wed Jun 6th, 2018 01:51 am
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There has been some discussion about John Henderson,
a long time and very detailed rail fan, particularly of logging/mining/industrial railroads.

He has credits in many places and was one of the primary driving forces behind the magazine Tall Timber Short Lines.

Unfortunately, the last issue of the magazine carried John's obituary.
I don't think that was a coincidence.  

Some questions were raised, by Si, particularly about the fabled "Big Muddy".

Here a a few photos that may shed some light on the subject.











The last image is of John overlooking the Simpson mill in Shelton, Washington.
It was taken very shortly before he passed.

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 Posted: Fri Jun 8th, 2018 09:42 pm
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Found a couple of photos on 'Google Images' of the Simpson Timber Co. tender conversions.






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Great photo ^^ Alan !  :)






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 Posted: Sat Jun 9th, 2018 12:22 pm
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Hi Si.

Thanks for the photos.

The two shots of the water cars I must think be at Shelton probably as the Peninsula Railway museum tried to get its act together.

The photo of the train with Alco #600 I would guess is taken at the Roots of Motive Power Museum in California,
after Chris Baldo acquired some items of Simpson's equipment.
Alco #600 was used by Simpson as the mill switcher and then was spare lokey for several years.
I saw it as that in 1999.
Attached is a photo from my collection of it working at Shelton.

The water car is in a earlier Simpson livery.
Again from my collection is a photo of this coupled to its pair SW900 #900, one of the few SW900 fitted with dynamic brakes.

Simpson also had another Alco #20 which they got when they brought out Shafer in the early 1950's.
I added a photo of this at Shelton with the Rayonier pulp mill in the background.

Almost out of shot in the photo you posted is one of the 1920's PC&F ballast cars as restored.
These were long lived and the photo I took in 1999 shows it at work spreading ballast  near Shelton.

Thanks again for posting the material.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 9th, 2018 12:24 pm
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SW900 plus water car in yellow.





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Alco #20 working at Shelton.





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Photo I took in 1999 of 70 year old ballast cars at work.
 
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Alan,

Those look like interesting ballast cars.

Any more photos of them?




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