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 Post subject: Logging Mallet moves to a new heritage railroad
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:02 pm 

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The Northwest Railway Museum is pleased to announce that its 2-6-6-2 logging Mallet Weyerhaeuser Timber Company 108 has been acquired by the Black Hills Central Railroad.

Please read the blog post below for more specific information.

http://www.trainmuseum.blogspot.com/2016/03/one-mallet-too-many.html

Richard R. Anderson
Executive Director
Northwest Railway Museum


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 Post subject: Re: Logging Mallet moves to a new heritage railroad
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:01 pm 

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This is good news. I remember riding behind their current mallet what must have been 10ish years ago. The only thing is I hope this won't take away from the restoration and overhaul work that their nonmallet steam engines need. Black Hills is an amazing ride that is a great thing to do when going to Mt Rushmore.


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 Post subject: Re: Logging Mallet moves to a new heritage railroad
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:36 pm 

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Picking a small nit, the Black Hills Central Railroad is more accurately described as "an old heritage railroad". It began operating in 1957. Since it began operations on active CB&Q track, train and locomotive crew assignments were filled with CB&Q personnel. Years later, BN pulled out and the connection to the outside world was scrapped.

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 Post subject: Re: Logging Mallet moves to a new heritage railroad
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:51 am 

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New to engine 108.


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 Post subject: Re: Logging Mallet moves to a new heritage railroad
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:19 pm 

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Fantastic news. I'm not surprised and figured they would be on the lookout for another, larger locomotive. I visited a couple years ago and the Conductor was very friendly, I asked him about the other locomotives (Other than the #110) and he said they are not able to pull the longer trains that are usually needed now, so the #110 is highly favored.


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