Northwest Switchers.....

Kurt Moose May 18, 2017

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    The little guys that get the job done! Some of the local ones I've found in Western Washington....... IMG_9272.JPG
    TEMCO, in Tacoma, Wa
     
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    From what I've heard and read, all the units are ex-North Pacific.
     
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    Both EMD and Alco stored up at the Mount Rainier Scenic RR last Father's Day.
     
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    This little gem is in Chehalis, Wa. It runs on former Milw Road, Chehalis Western, Tacoma Rail tracks from here to Maytown, Wa.
     
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    Stored in the same area is the former Simpson Railroad 1202 and the 1201. Hopefully they'll be put to better use and survive to see some more work on a local line. IMG_4267.JPG IMG_4268.JPG
     
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    An ugly pic from my cell phone of the former Curtis, Milburn, & Eastern, Chehalis Western C415 at the old CEECO, before it was stuff and mounted in a park in Fife, WA.
     
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    What, or who is "EFX Locomotive"?
     
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    That's a good question. All I know is that the grain elevator is ran by TEMCO, but I thought they owned all the locos. I believe the SW "slug" is one of the ex-NP ones used at the Pasco hump along time ago.
     
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    Found BNSF 3534 in an Interbay dead line. Doubtfull she'll run again......:(
     
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    I clicked "Like", but we really need a sad face. :(
     
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    Yeah, I know what you mean.......
     
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    And just about the only SW1500 around still working for a Class 1 railroad is BNSF 3439 at Balmer Yard, Seattle a couple months ago.
    Interesting place for the horn, eh??o_O
     
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    Guess that's the same case for that poor ol' SD9, still wearing BNSF Heritage paintsheme, but missing center axle on both its trucks.... :(

    Dom
     
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    I wonder if that horn was moved there, (from atop cab roof?), when they installed the remote control equipment?
     
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    Could be, maybe interfering with the signals?
     
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    BNSF GN3422 SW15 at South Seattle.

    Pretty spiffy!;)
     
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    Took this a couple years ago on the 2015 BNSF Railway Special. 3606 on the Interbay turntable as the train rolled by....
     
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    Not sure if they posed it here, but it was nice to get this close to see the switcher and the roundhouse!!:D:D:D
     
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    Dang, just noticed that.....(n)
     

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