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 Post subject: Seattle City Light #6
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:35 pm 

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This came through on my Flickr feed. She looks amazing for being an outdoor display locomotive. I think she was in tourist service at one time?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/electric_c ... 542057835/

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 Post subject: Re: Seattle City Light #6
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:36 pm 

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#6 is in Newhalem which is a Seattle City Light company town on Highway 20. It did run between Sedro Wooley and Concrete in the late 70's early 80's?. Never did get around to riding it.

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 Post subject: Re: Seattle City Light #6
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:15 pm 

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Pretty locomotive!
Was somebody trying to remove the numberplate?

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=newhalem,+wa&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=59.639182,97.734375&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Newhalem&ll=48.673677,-121.247048&spn=0.012342,0.023861&t=h&z=16&layer=c&cbll=48.673768,-121.246685&panoid=pGjqX8LxoYwmOsFvt3IFog&cbp=12,166.24,,0,10.99


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 Post subject: Re: Seattle City Light #6
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:31 pm 

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Here's a link to a topic about this locomotive that I started last year:
http://server.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26885&p=121500#p121500

One things for sure, she is a nice looking locomotive.

Matt

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 Post subject: Re: Seattle City Light #6
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:27 am 
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Despite being non-operational, #6 is my personal favorite among steam locomotives. A photo of her can be found in the PC game "Rails Across America". She is definitely a beautiful locomotive, and I would love to see her run (perhaps at Snoqualmie, one day?)

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 Post subject: Re: Seattle City Light #6
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 3:53 pm 

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Here's a picture of #6 from 1938.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives/3250982839/


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 Post subject: Re: Seattle City Light #6
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 4:35 pm 

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If larger gas or diesel locomotives were more common at the time #6 was built it might never have been built. J.D. Ross who was Seattle City Light Superintendent at the time the Skagit River dam's were started was a big proponent of using internal combustion. The line started using large speeders and a converted truck. It wasn't until the second dam, Diablo, was started that larger motive power was needed. In 1939 a center cab diesel was built by Skagit Steel in Sedro Wooley, WA using the trucks from Portland Traction electric locomotive 1403.

Overall this was a very interesting railroad.

Richard Wilkens


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 Post subject: Re: Seattle City Light #6
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:39 pm 

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Seattle Municipal Archives recently posted another picture of this locomotive.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives/5404694737/


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 Post subject: Re: Seattle City Light #6
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:46 pm 

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Never ceases to amaze me. I mean, what are the thermal properties of a locomotive boiler covered in a layer of snow?

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