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Hi all: 

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.

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Comment by Chad Gustafson on February 5, 2012 at 3:04pm
Comment by Zachary M. Toler on February 5, 2012 at 2:54pm

Northern Pacific is NP; Northwestern Pacific is NWP; NPR is National Public Radio...Simpson Timber was involved with timber both in WA State and in Humboldt. Arcata & Mad River Railroad was at one time owned by Simpson, and that's why A&MR boxcars had a Simpson logo on them.


Zachary M. Toler



Comment by Chad Gustafson on February 5, 2012 at 1:32pm
Thats the Northern Pacific Railroad, different railroad then our pike, the Northwestern Pacific Railroad. The NWP never left California. The NPR was one of the lines that is now BNSF. Burlington Northern Santa Fe. The Northen in BNSF stands for the NPR

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