OTHER Seattle & North Coast RR

Kurt Moose Sep 4, 2005

  1. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Hi, anyone here interested in the S&NCRR? It was a local railroad here in Western Washington that bought the barge and rail system from the Milwaukee Road after they pulled out of the west. They owned a little of trackage here in Seattle on the waterfront, the barge system up to Port Towsend, and the rail line from there to Port Angeles. Really interesting line, but it only survived from 1980 to 1985 when it to went bankrupt. The coolest part about it was besides the barge system, was that it ran F-units and three SW's in a really nice paint scheme and the boxcars that matched, which a couple still survive to this day. [​IMG] Just a nod to another Fallen Flag.
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Me. I have a bunch of info on the web page:

    Seattle & North Coast RR info

    Seattle & North Coast Railroad Company Reporting marks SNCT. Incorporated September 20, 1979. Operated March 24, 1980 through June 2, 1984. Court ordered to abandon, and dissolve corporation December 17, 1984. The assets were offered publicly by the Trustee, with an ending date of January 21, 1985. No proposals were received. The assets were then liquidated. The railroad scrapped.

    Neat setting. Had some possibilities. Was not well led.

    :(

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  3. JDLX

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    S&NC turned a bunch of their boxcars back to Itel Rail around the time they shut down. Not the green ones with the yellow stripes on the doors, but brown ones with white lettering. A bunch of those cars are still in storage today on the McCloud Railway, now owned by GE Capital. Some still wear full S&NC lettering, and some have been "patched"...all are numbered in the MR 11000 series. I have a picture of one of the patched cars on my McCloud Rails page at the following:

    http://www.trainweb.org/mccloudrails/Equipment/Boxcars.html

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  4. BoxcabE50

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    The brown ones were from BRAE.

    I remember when the first green ones arrived in Seattle. Were switched to the S&NC at their yard by Pier 27. I raced down there in a rain storm, and got wet. Just to see them. Too dark for pictures.

    :D

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  5. SDP45

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    Latest Trains magazine has a photo on the last page of 2 F units, still in BN paint. The page talks about the article in Trains long ago about the S&NC. Photo by Blair Kooistra.
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    Should be the October, 1981 issue of Trains.

    :D

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  7. Kurt Moose

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    Whenever I see one of those boxcars, I take a pic. [​IMG] Ya never know if you'll see one again. :( Last one I saw was in Yakima a couple years back when I took the Amtrak special over there. :D So far, even though I'm in Z-scale now, I have all the N-scale boxcars I could find, even the brown one from Micro-Trains and 5 different road #'s from Roundhouse, all in green and yellow! Always wanted to build a car-float and get a Life-Like switcher and have it painted in SNCT colors to match my cars and build a pier 27!! One day I guess. [​IMG]
     
  8. Kurt Moose

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    I have been to the S&NC web site many of times over the years, but haven't seen an update or anything new in quit awhile. :confused: What's up? Anything new lately? Sure would like to see some pics! Or even purchase some good ones! [​IMG]
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    I believe the fellow who runs that web site has some info to add. But life keeps him busy with a lot of other stuff. He is a member here. Pops in on occasion. Maybe he'll see this thread.

    It's hard to add much more, as the RR existed for such a short time. But there are a few questions and points of confusion. Such as on a couple of passenger cars.

    I do want to find out more on the m-o-w stuff they acquired. Ballast cars, etc. #'s, from who, how many? They also had some that were borrowed from the UP.

    As the years have gone by, the few resources available have dried up, and gone away. So it's a tough task.

    [​IMG]

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  10. ofishall1

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    hi everyone im very new to this but it is a very very dear subject to me, my dad willard gore was the enginer for the sncrr in the seattle yard he and a few of there friends started this line but it didnt work out anyway i have a couple photos of the seattle yard and engine #51 with my dad standing next to it anyway im trying to find as many photos as i can for a scrap book for my family i worked in the seattle yard every summer till it went under and even ran the engine with my dad watching of course in the yard and the waterfront boy the troble my dad and his boss frank could of gotten into, as they said i was a natural at it anyway, please everyone any pics you have i would be glad to pay for coppies please let me know if you have any, i drove by the old yard last week, IT IS COMPLEATLY GONE ITS ALL WATER NOW anyway my dad also retired from the milwaukee when they went under he was with them for 44 yrs he was an original, he loved his work and his trains thats all he talked about till the day he passed away, i should of went into railroading but i was young and dumb, i sure miss it now all the smells and vibrations that damb locomotive could put me to sleep soooo easy LOL any way please guys i need your help thxs tom gore my email is ofishall1@yahoo.com thxs everyone
     
  11. BoxcabE50

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    Tom-

    Welcome aboard!

    Are you looking for more engine photos than Baldwin VO #51? It's a tough one. Was not there very long, and few people caught it.

    Not to send you elsewhere, but here's a place to check:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1477752295885270/

    Meanwhile, please post up more memories for us here!

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  12. Kurt Moose

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    It's been a long time coming, but Athearn finally announced S&NC RR F-units in HO!!! They will be in the Genesis line, and will be with all the correct details. Woo-hoo!!:teeth: I'm in Z-scale, but this is an exception!:rolleyes:
     
  13. Paul Liddiard

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    I did like their boxcar paint scheme..
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