Shelton railroad author signs books Saturday


September 21, 2023

Gordon Weeks

Pete Replinger owns a caboose that sits on his property on Cloquallum Road. He'll talk about his books about trains and railroads from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Mason County Historical Museum in downtown Shelton.

Growing up in Shelton's Hillcrest neighborhood in in the 1940s, Pete Replinger at age 3 began venturing over to the vacant lot to watch the trains in the Simpson Lumber switching yards. The next year, he started drawing pictures of trains, sketches he still owns. At 10, he rode a steam locomotive for the first time.

Replinger's love of trains, trestles and tracks has produced a slew of books and magazine articles. He'll talk about his work and signs copies of his new book "Atlas of South Puget Sound Logging Railroads" from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mason County Historical Museum, 427 W. R...

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