Our Motorcars

Weyerhaeuser “Skagit” Motorcar #30

Skagit at Hampton Station in Folsom

Built in 1936 by Skagit Steel and Iron Works, #30 served the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company. It was used to haul work crews, track materials, and equipment on their 26-mile logging line in Vail, Washington.

The Skagit has a unique feature: a built in firefighting system. The center compartment covers a 200-gallon tank which is normally filled with water, and there is a firehose attached to the front of the engine. When the pump is on, the Skagit can send water dozens of feet towards a fire.

FEDSHRA acquired #30 in 1999 and performed¬†a complete¬†restoration. Now known as the “Skagit”, Weyerhaeuser motorcar #30 was placed back in operation in 2002. Today, the Skagit is the most popular motorcar on the P&SVRR!

Fairmont A6 Gang Car

A6 at Hampton Station in Folsom

Built by Fairmont Railway Motors, Inc. of Fairmont, Minnesota, the A6 has a 6-person capacity, and as much horsepower as the Skagit #30. The A6 Gang Car was a general rail service vehicle, built for maintenance of way purposes, and carried railroad maintenance workers, tools, and supplies. Today, in addition to its maintenance duties, the A6 also serves as an open-air motorcar.

Fairmont A4 Gang Car

A4 at Hampton Station in Folsom

Built by Fairmont Railway Motors, Inc. of Fairmont, Minnesota, the A4 has a 4-person capacity. The A4 Gang Car was a general rail service vehicle, built for maintenance of way purposes, and carried railroad maintenance workers, tools, and supplies. Today, in addition to it’s maintenance duties, the A6 also serves as an open-air motorcar. While lacking the power of the A6, the A4 has a softer suspension system, which makes it ride a little smoother than the other cars.