May 18, 2017
And then there's this "thing", Tacoma Rail 2600.......
It's one of those ecological engines. I believe it is a "3GS21B-DE".
Found this little guy in a SB BNSF manifest rolling thru Auburn, Wa last Sunday.
It is a Savage Services SW. They lease such as switchers to short lines and industrial users. I wonder where this one was based, and where it was going?
If I get down to Tacoma this weekend, I'll look around. Maybe headed to the old CEECO shops for work, since it wasn't running?
As a foreign road switcher, it most likely would have been DIT. Might not even have any MU capabilities.
Speakin' of Tacoma Rail, here's the 1521 switching one of those oil trains on the Tideflats....
Hope they resolved the issue behind that stringline incident, a year or so back?
I believe so, and probably updated they're policy for moving these as well!!
Thank the Maker, it was empty at the time!!
Speaking of Tacoma Rail, has anyone ever seen this book: https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467130066
Yup, it's on my wish list! I bought one that is more of a company history of Tacoma Rail, with awesome pics in all color by mostly Steve Carter, a local professional in the railfan field here in the NW.
I forgot about this little gem I found in BNSF's Tacoma Yard awhile back. You could smell the paint!!
Is the old CEECo shop still active under current owner? Painted there?
That's what I'm thinking, they do more rail cars than locos these days, but some locos do roll thru for paint.
Stopped by to say "hi" to an old friend last week in Fife, Wa.
A little history on a unique logging loco...
Does the 2100 run on diesel fuel, vegetable oil, and french fry oil, and maybe hash oil?
Just kidding. Great photos, Kurt.