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Weyerhaeuser

Chehalis Western
Vail logging line
Curtis, Milburn & Eastern




 
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Locomotive Roster (Diesel)

I am temporarily placing all of my roster/detail shots on this page. When all available photos are posted, the best one or two for each unit will remain on this page, and each locomotive will get its' own page for additional photos.

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#481

Fairbanks-Morse H-10-44
(10L60, 4/48)
  • Acquired new for use on Vail line, lettered "Weyerhaeuser Timber Company".
  • Upgraded to 1200 hp at Vail shop.
  • Remained in regular service until December 1972, then stored at Vail shop, stripped of parts.
  • Sold for scrap April 1977 to the Purdy Co., Chehalis, WA.

#492

Fairbanks-Morse H-10-44
(10L148, 5/49)
  • Acquired new for use on old CW, lettered "Chehalis Western".
  • Equipped for multiple-unit operation, but never operated in multiple.
  • Upgraded to 1200 hp at Camp McDonald shop.
  • Placed in standby at Vail after delivery of C-415 684, but soon returned to service and 493 went into standby at Vail.
  • Operated by Chehalis Western until end of (original) CW operations in late 1975.
  • Stored at Vail, occasionally used (as of mid 1977) in work train service, still lettered Chehalis Western.
  • Sold to Pacific Transportation Services (Tacoma, WA), re# 122.
  • Leased to Continental Grain (Tacoma, WA) c.1981-82.
  • Scrapped in Tacoma E5/87.

#493

Fairbanks-Morse H-10-44
(10L149, 6/49)
  • Acquired new for use on old CW, lettered "Chehalis Western".
  • Equipped for multiple-unit operation, but never operated in multiple.
  • Upgraded to 1200 hp at Camp McDonald shop.
  • Retired after arrival of C-415 684.
  • Stored at Vail shop, stripped of parts.
  • Scrapped (at Vail?) August 1974.
  • Was involved in a grade crossing accident with a log truck in the mid 1950's, received nose damage, and was rebuilt with a shorter nose door, lower headlight, and simplified nose sheetmetal.


#684

Alco C-415
(6003-01, 7/68)
  • Acquired new for use on old CW, lettered "Chehalis Western".
  • Transferred to CM&E 12/75, relettered "C.M. and E.R.R.".
  • Transferred to new CW in 1990, relettered "CWWR".
  • Sold to City of Tacoma in 1995.
  • Presently located at former Chehalis Western shop at Western Junction. Shop and 684 leased to American Orient Express (previously leased to Coast Engine & Equipment Co.).

#714

Fairbanks-Morse H-12-44
(12L437)
  • Acquired new for use on White River Branch (Enumclaw, WA), lettered "Weyerhaeuser Timber Company".
  • Transferred to the Vail line in L/75, re# 714, lettered with just tree logo on cab side.
  • Only used on Vail line for several months, developed truck problems.
  • Stored at Vail as of mid 1977.
  • Sold to Pacific Transportation Services (Tacoma, WA), re# 121.
  • Leased to Continental Grain (Tacoma, WA) c.1981-82.
  • Leased to Puget Sound Hist. Assoc. (Snoqualmie, WA) in 1982, then sold to PSHA in 1987.
  • Restored to original appearance as White River Branch #1.

#765

EMD GP7
(18599, 7/53)
  • Acquired E/77 from Morrison-Knudsen, remanufactured by MK, released 12/30/76, ex-Norfolk & Western 2431, nee-Nickle Plate Road 431.
  • Acquired for use on Vail line, lettered "Weyerhaeuser Company".
  • Transferred to new CW in 1981 or 1982, relettered "Chehalis Western".
  • Transferred to Columbia & Cowlitz (Longview, WA) in 1989, re# 701 (2nd).
  • Renumbered Columbia & Cowlitz 702 (2nd) in 1998, still in service.

#776

EMD GP7
(18604, /53)
  • Acquired in 1977 from Morrison Knudsen, remanufactured by MK, ex-Norfolk & Western 2436, nee-Nickle Plate Road 436.
  • Acquired for use on Vail line, lettered "Weyerhaeuser Company".
  • Transferred to new CW in 1981 or 1982, relettered "Chehalis Western".
  • Transferred to Columbia & Cowlitz (Longview, WA) in 1989, re# 700 (2nd).
  • Sold to Lake County Railroad (Lakeview, OR) in 1998, same#, still in service.

#810

EMD GP38-2
(796388-4, 1/81)
  • Acquired new for use on new CW, lettered "Chehalis Western".
  • Transferred to Golden Triangle RR (Columbus, MS) 12/89, re# 818.

#817

EMD GP38-2
(796388-1, 1/81)
  • Acquired new for use on new CW, lettered "Chehalis Western".
  • Transferred to Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern in 1992, re# D-27.

#818

EMD GP38-2
(796388-2, 1/81)
  • Acquired new for use on new CW, lettered "Chehalis Western".
  • Transferred to Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern in 1992, re# D-28.

#819

EMD GP38-2
(796388-3, 1/81)
  • Acquired new for use on new CW, lettered "Chehalis Western".
  • Transferred to Golden Triangle RR (Columbus, MS) 12/89, same#.

Bibliography:
  • Pacific News magazine, July 1977, "Weyerhaeuser's 6-unit Fairbanks-Morse Fleet" by Peter J. Replinger.
  • Tall Timber - Short Lines magazine, April-May 1997 issue, "Diesel Logging Locomotives - Weyerhaeuser in Washington State" by John Taubeneck, Pete Replinger, John Henderson and many others.
  • Pacific News magazine, April 1977, "Morrison-Knudsen Locomotive Rebuilding Activities in 1976" by Norman E. Anderson
  • CTC Board magazine, May 1987, news item regarding scrapping of ex-CW 492.
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