Oregon Coast Scenic in Centralia, WA?

John Barnhill Aug 7, 2010

  1. John Barnhill

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    According to all the sources I can find, Oregon Coast Scenic has two of their steamers somewhere in Centralia, WA. Anyone know where and if they are photographable?? Thanks.
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I had not heard this story. Perhaps Fitz would know?

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  3. fitz

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    John, two steam locomotives were moved to the Chehalis/Centralia "yard" in either 2008 or 2009. At the time I read about where they came from, who they belonged to, etc. but of course didn't record any of it. I shot these last fall and they are out in the open and easily photographed. The 2-6-6-2 and 2-8-0 have no visible numbers. I have a vague memory of them being on "display" somewhere in Washington, and I DON'T remember them being identified as property of the OCS. Hope this helps.

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  4. SteamDonkey74

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    Oh, how would this logging nut just LOVE to see that 2-6-6-2 in steam again.

    As far as I know Oregon Coast Scenic has their Heisler in Garibaldi, Oregon, but maybe I missed the memo somewhere.

    To get anything out, it'd have to be trucked as the Port of Tillamook Bay has been severed from the rest of the rail network by washouts.
     
  5. BoxcabE50

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    I'm wondering if those came from Shelton? Some of the stuff Pete Replinger had there? Could that 2-6-6-2T perhaps be the Rayonier #8? Maybe that other one is the CC&C #25?

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  6. fitz

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    Guys, I found an old email from Martin Hansen, and the 2-8-0 is "Big Jack" and was moved only from Centralia. :tb-biggrin:
     
  7. John Barnhill

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    Not the ones I'm looking for but I like! :D

    From Steamlocomotives.com:

    #23 28ton Shay2Tr 4'-8½" Stimson Mill Co Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, Centralia, WA restoration[​IMG] From Chehalis, WA then Tillamook, OR

    #5 62ton Heisler 2 Tr 4'-8½" Buffelen LumberOregon Coast Scenic Railroad, Centralia, WA stored[​IMG] from Tacoma City Watershed, Eagle Gorge, WA, to Tillamook, OR
     
  8. John Barnhill

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    Here are the listings for the two in the photos above:

    #25 2-8-0 4'-8½" CC&C Chehalis-Centralia Railroad, Chehalis, WA display[​IMG] [​IMG] From Fort Borst Park, W of I5, Centralia

    #8 2-6-6-2T 4'-8½" RLC Chehalis-Centralia Railroad, Chehalis, WA display[​IMG] [​IMG] from Shelton, WA

    The Heislers and Shays listed as being at Garibaldi/Tillamook are different ones than the ones above.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    That's what I thought. It's the Rayonier #8, which is/was one of Pete Replinger's lokeys.

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  10. fitz

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    John, I emailed Martin and he said both locomotives are indeed in Centralia, but I sure don't know where. Ask some locals when you are there. I will be in the vicinity early next month and may try to find them. :tb-confused:
     
  11. John Barnhill

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    I'll find em! ;) :D :D

    The two locos you posted pics of were already on the hit list.
     
  12. BoxcabE50

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    I did not see them while there, summer of 2008. I wonder where they are stashed?

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  13. Loggerhogger

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    Both are at the shops in Centralia used by OCSRR for their locmotive re-building. Contact me directly and I can tell you how to visit them.

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  14. John Barnhill

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    Martin!!! Welcome aboard!!! Good to see ya here! I'll pm you as I've lost your email address.
     
  15. fitz

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    Bump. Martin wants to answer you.
     
  16. John Barnhill

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    Yup, just awaiting the super secret combination and handshake and I'll be off to hunt em down. :D
     
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    I know EXACTLY where these 2 locos are currently located. They are both located at the Chehalis-Centralia RR shops, which is in the former location of the Weyco reload in Chehalis, which is right alongside of I-5. The 2-6-6-2T is in fact Rayonier #8 and I have photos of her being loaded on a flatcar in Shelton. My uncle was actually the person that owned the Cat bulldozer that they used to load her onto the flatcar to make her journey to Chehalis. As far as I know there are no future plans to resotore her in the near future. However, the #25 (former CC&C #25) that was on display at Borst park in Centralia is planned to be restored in the near future to be used on the Chehalis-Centralia RR. I do not know though if the plans are to restore her in Chehalis or move her to Elbe to be refurbished at Mt Rainier scenic or not.

    I hope this helps.
     
  18. John Barnhill

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    Yes, I plan on shooting these and know their location. The ones I'm trying to hunt down are different. Hopefully Martin will get back to me in time for my trip. Thanks tho. :)
     

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