Dedicated to Sharing the Heritage of Redwood Empire Railroading
I ran across this item yesterday. This was in the State of Washington. The article read as:
In 1924, Mark Reed (son-in-law of Sol Simpson who founded Simpson Timber Co.) teamed up with lumberman Henry McCleary to build two new lumbermills in Shelton. One for hemlock and one for fir. The Northern Pacific Railroad extended its branch line to Shelton in 1926 and the city enjoyed regular passenger train service.
The article did not provide any other information about this branch line after that particular article. Would be interesting if someone could finish out the history of this article.