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History at a Glance


From the Shelton-Mason County Journal, June 6, 1946. "Among the interesting features of the recent Forest Festival was the display of Simpson Company locomotives, from the first and original No. 1, 15 tons, to several of the newer and larger engines weighing up to 110 tons."

Engine No. 1, built by H. K. Porter Company, was barged into Shelton in 1885 for what was then known as the Satsop Railroad, later Simpson Logging Co. It was officially named "C. F. White" but became known affectionally as Dinky. It was the first conventional (rod-type) steam locomotive in Mason County, and was put to work...


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