Tuesday, September 18, 2018

US Plywood #11 — Redux

Story about US Plywood #11, owned by Washington State Parks, on long term loan to Northwest Railway Musem, has been modified.

Lead photo rescaned, new photo inserted, and "404" error codes updated.

Structure in background is Sears, Roebuck & Company, where my sister and I were subjected to our annual school clothing updates, family friends from Vancouver BC completed annual holiday shopping, and our washer and dryer came from!

Built in 1912 by the Union Pacific Railroad to lure Sears to Seattle, the original building was constructed of heavy timbers sourced from the historic Yesler Mill.

Who knew?

Monday, September 17, 2018

Shoebox #1, Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd #17 — Redux

I recently noticed a massive revisitation, more than 100 viewers, of "Shoebox #1, Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd #17."

Written in March 2008, I have updated "404" broken links, resized photographs and edited story copy.

When we returned to Seattle from Prince Rupert in 1959, I learned about the Puget Sound Railway Historical Associaiton.  Monthly meetings were held in a retired interurban car — I believe from Vancouver BC —  parked alongside Northwestern Glass on East Marginal Way, in Seattle.

That was how I came to to a member of the rescue mission to Union Bay, B.C., (south of Courtney on the Island Highway) to prepare Baldwin 4-6-0 #14, for shipment to Snoqualmie, Washington.

The headline photo is of CC(D)L #17, shown here as a 2-6-0T saddle tank — with a tender, operated by the Northwest Railway Museum.

• CC(D)L a#17 was originally built as an 0-6-0T locomotive by Baldwin for Union Colliery as #3, and later, became Wellington Colliery #17.

• CC(D)L was incorporated in 1910, and rebuilt #17 as 2-6-0T in 1918, replacing the dreadful leakiy saddle tank with a tender, and adding a pony truck for greater stability.


• 1957. Puget Sound Railway Historical Associaion (PSRHA) founded in Seattle.
• 1999. Reorganized as Northwest Railway Museum, in Snoqualmie, Washington.
• Operates various restored trains over a five mile plant.

Railroad Stuff:  0-6-0T built for Union Colliery, Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1891, SN 12344. Rebuilt with a tender as 2-6-0T. Designed for 180 pounds pressure driving 50" wheels.  Sold to Puget Sound Railway Historical Society and shipped to Snoqualmie, Washington.