Trip to the NW Museum *dail up beware*

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Krawler, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Krawler

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    hi y'all,

    Had to see the doc in Seattle last month and took the time to stop by the NW Museum and take some pics. Thought you guys would like to see them. I will keep posting if you guys want to see um. I have around 30. First post is a test since I haven't done this before.

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  2. Krawler

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    Ok that was easy. Get out your tissue box if you need um. I will post a teaser then back to the Depot :mrgreen:

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  3. Krawler

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    The medical car is like new. When they got it, the car had never been used and had all original supplies.

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    Great pics. More please.
    Where is that second pic from?

    Loren
  5. Jim Krause

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    I'll try to answer your question, grewsome. That's the storage/dead line track at the railroad museum at Snoqualimie, Washington, about 40 miles East of Seattle. It used to be called The Puget Sound Railway Historical Society but I believe it has a new name. Some of that equipment has been there since the 1960's. It was a case of having more trains than money. That's the former Northern Pacific depot and headquarters for the museum at Snoqualimie.
    Krawler: Thanks for the photo's. Makes me homesick. Keep them coming. Great job.
  6. Krawler

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    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Sounds like Jim knows more about this place then I do so if you would Jim help me out with the pics. Wife took all of them and she did a good job for a fast job. I hope to get back over there when I am out of a wheel chair and can actually take the pictures I want. What she took I am happy with for now but I would like to get more detailed stuff. If you can make it up there it is something to see that is for sure.
  7. Krawler

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    ok help guys I can't upload anymore??? help????
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    Make sure your images aren't too big - though you should see a warning in the upload image dialog if you've exceeded allowed file size.
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    Ok here are some rolling stock and misc pics

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    ok here are cream of the crop:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

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    even more

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    ok last one but I saved my favorite for last. I got to see my first shay in real life:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

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    Krawler: While you are recouperating in the Seattle area, make a trip down to The Mount Rainer Scenic Railroad. They have operating Shay, Heisler and Climax loco's, plus several other steamers. Also Chehalis (town of) on Interstate 5 has a steam excursion train. Oh yes, Camp 6 at Tacoma has a lot of logging equipment on display. Is that enough to keep you happy for a few days?
    I have really enjoyed the photo's. Tell your wife thanks.
  15. Krawler

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    Jim while I am in Seattle I'll be cooped up in the hospital room but I will write them down and if I can swing it after I get out I'll try to visit what I can. Are they close to Harborview? She says your welcome and glad you enjoyed them.

    Krawler
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    That's a lot of steam in one place! The steam hook (crane) was especially interesting. Thanks for posting the pictures Krawler!
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    Krawler: Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad is about 70 miles SE of Seattle, in a little community called Elbe. They run excursions during the summer to another town called Morton. Just make sure that Mount Rainier doesn't erupt while you are there. Camp 6 is in Point Defience Park in Tacoma, about 35 miles South on I-5. The Chehalis Railroad is about 65 miles South of Seattle on I-5. I can imagime that you won't be doing a whole bunch of walking but maybe your wife can be induced to push you around in a wheelchair. You could also try a trip down to Portland on the new commuter train. There, I have your entire stay in Seattle all planned for you. You might even get time for some medical care if you can fit it in.:mrgreen:
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    Your welcome Fluesheet and glad to share and glad you enjoyed them. Something I found interesting is that the place is land locked and everything was brought in on semi trailers.

    Jim: Sounds cool and we'll see, probably won't be up to a ride though. I go in on Tuesday the 4th and we're leaving Sunday the 2nd so maybe I get on in before I go in for surgery. If I do I will try to get pics posted. Got this new laptop and wireless card for my long stay. Found a cool scenic railroad south of Portland too. I plan on going on it next July hopefully.

    Krawler
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    Krawler: When a lot of that stuff was brought into Snoqualime there was a NP branch line through the area. At one time, Weyerhaeuser had a large sawmill there and I believe there was a interchange with the Milwaukee at North Bend (remember Twin Peaks?) about 6 miles to the East. I noticed that they seem to have removed the asbestos from most of the locos's boilers. The 2-6-6-2 was operational at one time years ago and used to pull the annual Christmas trains.
    Best wishes for successful results with your medical condition. Keep us up on your progress.