Cab ride on the Simpson Railroad

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)
#1
I have a treat for those of you who love a bumpy ride on an old logging line, it ain't a ride in the family car :cool:. The rail is "90/20" in that it varies from just about anything from 70 - 90 gauge pieces. I was privileged to ride with my gracious hosts Stick and Jerry on Presidents' Day on Simpson's #1200 "City of Shelton" from Shelton up to Mill 5 and return. I also made another trip up later in the day after they loaded logs out of the bay, but that's another story!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CniXiH2nN4Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd4E8E5xqIk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9bMIY1cCtk
 
#2
Ya lucky dog....I am glad to see that some one is documenting the line...For a while I thought that it was a gonner...I am very glad to see that it is up anr running again...I am for sure going to head up that way this spring and shoot it again...This time I hope to get them with a log train, not just the ruff cut lumber...Post more pictures of your trips...
Gary Durr
 
#5
Joel - thanks for posting all of these! This is a line that I've wanted to document for years - I'm glad you've had the opportunity to do it. I have a question - why do they only give two 'longs' instead of two 'longs' a 'short' and a 'long' at crossings? I thought all railroads had to conform to FRA rules.
 
#6
Joel - thanks for posting all of these! This is a line that I've wanted to document for years - I'm glad you've had the opportunity to do it. I have a question - why do they only give two 'longs' instead of two 'longs' a 'short' and a 'long' at crossings? I thought all railroads had to conform to FRA rules.
Jon,

I can't believe how lucky I am to live close to this RR, it's a real treasure! About the X warning, I kinda had the same thought, but didn't bother sayin anything. I assumed it was late timing as they hadn't run for so long and aren't used to the W distances, dunno. Next time I ride I'll mention it, but I don't want to cause a problem for anyone.
 

Jackrabbit

Preserving "America's RR"
#7
Being that it was still dark and most of those old houses have little to no insulation in them. Given the proximity, he was probably trying to hit a happy median between respectful and safe. Probably limits the number of "what the #$%$ is wrong with you guys?" calls from angry residents.
 
#8
Joel - thanks for posting all of these! This is a line that I've wanted to document for years - I'm glad you've had the opportunity to do it. I have a question - why do they only give two 'longs' instead of two 'longs' a 'short' and a 'long' at crossings? I thought all railroads had to conform to FRA rules.
I decided I had better call and tell them before someone got into trouble. I suspect he'll be blasting legally from now on.

JH
 


RailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.

ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.



Top