Northwest Switchers.....

Kurt Moose May 18, 2017

  1. Kurt Moose

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    And then there's this "thing", Tacoma Rail 2600.......:confused:
     
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    It's one of those ecological engines. I believe it is a "3GS21B-DE".
     
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    Found this little guy in a SB BNSF manifest rolling thru Auburn, Wa last Sunday.:cool:
     
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    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?
     
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    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?
     
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    As a foreign road switcher, it most likely would have been DIT. Might not even have any MU capabilities.
     
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    Speakin' of Tacoma Rail, here's the 1521 switching one of those oil trains on the Tideflats....:love:
     
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    Hope they resolved the issue behind that stringline incident, a year or so back?
     
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    I believe so, and probably updated they're policy for moving these as well!!:rolleyes:

    Thank the Maker, it was empty at the time!!
     
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    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.
     
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    I forgot about this little gem I found in BNSF's Tacoma Yard awhile back. You could smell the paint!!:cool:
     
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    Is the old CEECo shop still active under current owner? Painted there?
     
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    That's what I'm thinking, they do more rail cars than locos these days, but some locos do roll thru for paint.
     
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    Stopped by to say "hi" to an old friend last week in Fife, Wa.
     
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    A little history on a unique logging loco...
     
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    Does the 2100 run on diesel fuel, vegetable oil, and french fry oil, and maybe hash oil?

    Just kidding. Great photos, Kurt.

    Doug
     
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