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Date: 01/07/21 02:17
Sometimes It Was The Small And Unassuming Locomotives To Survive!
Author: LoggerHogger

While we have preserved today some of the largest and most impressive examples of steam motive power from this country's mainline railroads, there are also some of the more humble steam engines that survived to operate well past the age of steam.  We see one such example here.

Little Northern Pacific 0-6-0 #1070, seen her in service in Olympia, Washington would likely have followed her sister L-9 0-6-0's to the scrap yard in the late 1950's but for the fact that she had been purchased in 1958 by the Simpson Timber Co. to serve as the switcher for their mill at McCleary, Washington.  That job lasted into 1959 during which time she had caught the attention of the newly formed Puget Sound Railway Historical Association who acquired her for their new museum in Snoqualmie, Washington.

She was stored at the museum until 1972 when she was shipped to the new Lake Whatcom Ry out of Wickersham, Washington.  She operated there until the 1990's when she was in need of both a boiler and running gear rebuild that has yet to take place.

We are lucky that not only the big and powerful locomotives were saved from the scrap yard.  The lucky smaller locomotives like #1070 that survived, also help complete the story of the age of steam for future generations.

Martin



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 01/07/21 02:43 by LoggerHogger.




Date: 01/07/21 06:30
Re: Sometimes It Was The Small And Unassuming Locomotives To Surv
Author: tomstp

Same for Dallas Union Terminal 0-6-0  # 7 saved at the museum in Frisco, Tx (dallas area).




Date: 01/07/21 09:46
Re: Sometimes It Was The Small And Unassuming Locomotives To Surv
Author: Railfan4Christ

Very interesting headlight on the 1070.

Tom



Date: 01/07/21 09:51
Re: Sometimes It Was The Small And Unassuming Locomotives To Surv
Author: LoggerHogger

Railfan4Christ Wrote:
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> Very interesting headlight on the 1070.
>
> Tom

That was a very common headlight used on smaller NP power.

Martin



Date: 01/07/21 12:18
Re: Sometimes It Was The Small And Unassuming Locomotives To Surv
Author: PHall

And don't forget WP 165 which is in the restoration process right now at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola.



Date: 01/07/21 12:28
Re: Sometimes It Was The Small And Unassuming Locomotives To Surv
Author: LoggerHogger

PHall Wrote:
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> And don't forget WP 165 which is in the
> restoration process right now at the Western
> Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola.

Martin




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