I was stunned to be presented there with a Heisler, a Climax and a Willamette - all in working order. A Shay under restoration was also there in the shed.
On returning home, the photos I'd taken in the 'shops'' shed (yes, the apostrophes are correct; a quote of a genitive plural!) were far from as good as I'd hoped. However, here are some of the best ones.
|Not a Shay|
|The less mechanical side|
|Trailing and tender drive-train|
|And finally, the Climax!|
Heisler, Climax, Willamette (On the right).
Have a look around the Gallery; it's a superb collection of photos of Steam Logging locos.
Meanwhile, Sentinel 7109's whistle has featured prominently during its refurbishment. Strange noises from my garage have kept the neighbours bemused for hours (well, minutes anyway). So if Midsomer Norton station can manage to replace its missing Silver Street bridge with a level crossing, how about if we upgrade 7109's whistle and blow it like this to frighten the traffic away! (Also on YouTube)
Whistling in the USA!
|The culprit in the video: July 29th 2011, |
MRSR's newly restored Baldwin 2-8-2 Rod Locomotive
No 70, Polson Logging, near Elbe, Washington State, USA.