Our collection of rolling stock has grown over the years. The equipment is restored, repaired, and maintained by FEDSHRA members who have expertise on their resume and passion in their veins. It's their love of the railroad that keeps the equipment running and in top shape! Here are just a few of the pieces that are currently part of our operation.
The Howard Terminal #8 is a 44-ton diesel-electric powered engine built by the Whitcomb Locomotive Company, part of Baldwin Locomotive Works at the time. Built in 1943, it saw service with the U.S Army as a narrow-guage switcher during WWII. Later it was converted to standard guage and served on the Howard Terminal Railroad around the docks in Oakland, California. The #8 was donated by the City of Oakland to the California State Rail Museum in Sacramento in Feb, 1987. In 2008, ol' #8 was donated to FEDSHRA, where it underwent a four year restoration. Currently in use by P&SVRR pulling the 53 foot open-air excursion car #101 and Cotton Belt caboose #48.
Built in 1936 by the Skagit Steel and Iron Works, this particular motorcar (#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. In 1960, the original Waukesha 6-cylinder 110HP motor was replaced by a 6-cylinder GMC engine. In 1994, this motorcar was in private ownership in Mineral, Washington. In 1996, it was owned by the Royal Slope Railroad in Royal City, Washington. FEDSHRA acquired the #30 in 1999 and did a full, ground-up restoration. Now known as the "Skagit", Weyerhaeuser motorcar #30 was placed back in operation in 2002. Today, the Skagit is "Queen of the Line", and the most popular motorcar on the P&SVRR! One unique feature it has is 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. The #30 also has a sound all it's own; not from the engine, but the unique squeaks it makes as it rides down the tracks. When you hear that sound, you know the Weyerhaeuser Skagit Motorcar #30 is in service!
This speeder, built by Fairmont Railway Motors, Inc. of Fairmont, Minnesota, 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 it's maintenance duties, the A6 also serves as an open-air motorcar, taking passengers for an intimate, fun ride on the P&SVRR.
This speeder, built by Fairmont Railway Motors, Inc. of Fairmont, Minnesota, 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, it also serves as an open-air motorcar, taking passengers for an intimate, fun ride on the P&SVRR. 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.
Some Other Equipment On Our Roster:
These pieces of rolling stock represent only a portion of the equipment we utilize on the P&SVRR. Check back from time to time as we update our list, we wouldn't want you to miss anything!Related Items