Large Object Collection
|To view the Museum's holdings of motive power and equipment artifacts, click below on an area of interest. Please note that additional information is available about some artifacts and where applicable hyperlinks appear in the list. Not all large artifacts are included in this list.|
- Northern Pacific Railway #924Northern Pacific Railway #924 Rogers 1899 0-6-0. Gift 1969 of Inland Empire Paper Co. Sole surviving class L-5 0-6-0.Canadian Collieries #14
Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. #14 Baldwin 1898 4-6-0. Last operated 1960; Purchased 1960 from CC(D)Ltd.Canadian Collieries #17Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. #17 Baldwin 1891 2-6-0T+T. Ex-Wellington Colliery Ry. 0-6-0T #17. Purchased 1960 from CC(D)Ltd.S.A. Agnew Lumber Company #1S.A. Agnew Lumber Company #1 Lima 1904 3-Truck Shay. Last operated 1951; ex. Eastern Railway & Lumber Company #1. Second oldest surviving 3-Truck Shay. 1964gift of S. A. Agnew Lumber Co.Ohio Match Company #4Ohio Match Company #4 Heisler 1923 2-Truck Heisler. Last operated 1958; Purchased 1967 from Charles G. Morrow.Union Pacific Railroad #529Union Pacific Railroad (Oregon Short Line) #529 Baldwin 1903 2-8-0. Retired 1965; 1965 gift of Edward Hines Lumber Co.United States Plywood Corporation #11United States Plywood Corporation #11 Baldwin 1926 2-6-6-2. Ex-Ostrander Railway & Timber Co. 2-6-6-2T #7. Leased 1972 from Washington State Parks. Last operated 1990 at Northwest Railway Museum. Restoration to appearance in 1956 completed in February 2005. Click here to view the results of this restoration.Weyerhaeuser Timber Company #6Weyerhaeuser Timber Company #6 Baldwin 1928 2-6-6-2. Gift 1965 of Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. Last operated 1974 at Northwest Railway Museum.Weyerhaeuser Timber Company #108Weyerhaeuser Timber Company #108 Baldwin 1926 2-6-6-2T. Retired 1954; Gift 1964 of Weyerhaeuser Timber Co.
- Snoqualmie Valley Railroad #4012Snoqualmie Valley Railroad #4012 B-L-H 1954 RS-4TC. Ex-U.S. Army #4012. Purchased 2001 from General Services Administration. In service on the interpretive railway.Snoqualmie Valley Railroad #4024Snoqualmie Valley Railroad #4024 B-L-H 1954 RS-4TC. Ex-U.S. Army #4024. Purchased 2001 from General Services Administration. In service on the interpretive railway.Weyerhaeuser Timber Company #1Weyerhaeuser Timber Company #1 Fairbanks-Morse 1951 H-12-44. Purchased 1987 from Northern Rail Services. Restored to 1950’s appearance; operable. On exhibit in Train Shed.Kennecott Copper Corporation #201Kennecott Copper Corporation #201 Alco 1951 RSD-4 A. Gift 1983 of Kennecott Copper Corp. Partially restored to 1950s appearance; operable. Sole surviving RSD-4.J. H. Baxter Company #6-C WhitcombNorthern Pacific Railway #125Northern Pacific Railway #125 Alco 1940 HH660. Purchased 2001 from Port of Longview; not yet on site. Oldest surviving NP diesel.St. Regis Paper Company #463St. Regis Paper Company #463 Plymouth 1943 ML-6 30 Ton Gasoline Mechanical. Gift 1977 of St. Regis Paper Co.United States Navy #7320United States Navy #7320 General Electric 1941 45 Ton. Leased 1976 from Washington State Parks. Last operated 1994 at Northwest Railway Museum. Cecil the Diesel Club mascot.
- Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #213Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #213 Barney & Smith 1912 Coach. Purchased 1977 from a private owner. Restoration to 1912 appearance in progress; serviceable.Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #218Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #272Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #272 Barney & Smith 1915 Baggage-Coach. Ex-SP&S coach #272. Purchased 1977 from Burlington Northern. Serviceable.
Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #275Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #276Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #52Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #52 Barney & Smith 1915 Mail Storage Ex-SP&S mail & express #40. Purchased 1986 from Standard Rail Services.Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #701Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #701 Wapinitia Pass Pullman 1950 6-5-2 Sleeper. Used on Great Northern Empire Builder. Purchased 1983 from Burlington Northern.Union Pacific Railroad #1590Union Pacific Railroad (Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation) #1590 Pullman 1913 Café/Observation Car. Ex-UP (OWR&N) Observation #552. Gift 1977 of UP. Restoration to 1932 appearance in progress; serviceable.
United States Army #USA-89601 Kitchen CarUnited States Army #USA-89601 St. Louis Car Co. 1952 Ambulance Kitchen Car. Gift 1987 of Kennecott Minerals Co. Serviceable.Northern Pacific Railway #889Northern Pacific Railway #889 Barney & Smith 1881 Chair Car. Possibly used on first NP transcontinental train. Purchased 1960 from NP.Northern Pacific Railway #1361Northern Pacific Railway #1361 Pullman 1915 Deluxe Coach. Ex-NP smoker coach #1151. Purchased 1989 from Hively.Canadian Pacific Railway #25
Canadian Pacific Railway #25 Saskatchewan QMO&O shops 1881 Business Car. Ex-Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa & Occidental Railway parlor/sleeper Chapleau. Gift 1986 of Cole & Martin.Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #556Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #556 Barney & Smith 1912 Observation. Purchased 1983 from Burlington Northern.Great Northern Railway #485Great Northern Railway #485 Pullman 1921 Baggage. Ex-Pullman sleeper Epicurus. Purchased 1986 from Burlington Northern. Serviceable.
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific #MILW-33845Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific #MILW-33845 CMStP&P shops 1940 Boxcar. Gift 1981 of Robert B. Ledingham.Fruit Growers Express #FGEX-16134Fruit Growers Express #FGEX-16134 FGEx shops 1920’s Refrigerator Car Purchased 19?? from Rainier Cold Storage.General American #GATX-585General American #GATX-585 General American 1929 Tank Car. Gift 1980 of Bethlehem Steel Company.Great Northern Railway #GN-43940Great Northern Railway #GN-43940 Pullman/GN shops 1929 Automobile Boxcar. Gift 1984 of Longview Fibre Co.Great Northern Railway #GN-43948Great Northern Railway #GN-43948 Pullman/GN shops 1929 Automobile Boxcar. Gift 1984 of Longview Fiber Co.Northern Pacific Railway #1203Northern Pacific Railway #1203 NP shops 1909 Cupola Caboose. Gift 1959 of Shelton Chamber of Commerce.Northern Pacific Railway #NP-10896Northern Pacific Railway #NP-10896 U.S. Car & Foundry 1923 Boxcar. Purchased 19?? from Burlington Northern.Northern Pacific Railway #NP-14794Northern Pacific Railway #NP-14794 NP shops 1932 Boxcar. Purchased 19?? from Burlington Northern.Northern Pacific Railway #NP-14831Northern Pacific Railway #NP-14831 NP shops 1932 Boxcar. Purchased 19?? from Burlington Northern.Northern Pacific Railway #NP-28129Northern Pacific Railway #NP-28129 Pullman 1944 Boxcar. Purchased 19?? from Burlington Northern.Northern Pacific Railway #NP-28417Northern Pacific Railway #NP-28417 Pullman 1944 Boxcar. Purchased 19?? from Burlington Northern.Northern Pacific Railway #NP-83296Northern Pacific Railway #NP-83296 Ryan Car Co. 1930 Stock Car. Purchased 1982 from Burlington Northern; Restored 1983 to 1930 appearance.Northern Pacific Railway #NP-86786Northern Pacific Railway #NP-86786 American Car & Foundry 1927 Hart Convertible Gondola. Purchased 1984 from Burlington Northern.Northern Pacific Railway #NP-91366Northern Pacific Railway #NP-91366 Pacific Car & Foundry 1949 Refrigerator Car. Purchased 1984 from Burlington Northern.Pacific Coast Railway #PC-9041Pacific Coast Railway #PC-9041 Unknown 1918 Steel Drop Bottom Gondola. Gift 1986 of Rayonier Inc.Shell Chemical Company #SNHX-2058Shell Chemical Company #SNHX-2058 General American 1943 Tank Car. Gift 19?? of Shell Chemical Co.Shell Oil Company #SCCX-1246Shell Oil Company #SCCX-1246 General American 1929 Tank Car. Gift 1971 of Shell Oil Co.Western Fruit Express #WHIX-70325Western Fruit Express #WHIX-70325 Pacific Car & Foundry 1953 Refrigerator Car. Donated by Alaska Lumber & Pulp; restoration to 1953 appearance in progress.
- Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Flatcar #PSNS-802
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Flatcar #PSNS-802 Kilbourne-Jacobs 1918 Flatcar. Leased 1976 from Washington State Parks.Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Gondola #PSNS-815Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Gondola #PSNS-815 Kilbourne-Jacobs/PSNS 1918 Gondola. Built on PSNS flatcar. Leased 1976 from Washington State Parks.Rayonier Inc. Plate Type Log DisconnectsRayonier Inc. #None Nisqually-Russel Car & Locomotive Works 1916 Plate Type Log Disconnects (5 pairs). 1968 gift of Rayonier.Rayonier Inc. Model 55 Log DisconnectsRayonier Inc. #None Russel Wheel & Foundry 1900’s Model 55 Log Disconnects (Three Pairs) Gift 19?? of Rayonier. Restoration to appearance early in use completed. Click here to visit Martin Nemerever's web site with additional photos and commentary.Rayonier Inc. Snohomish Model Log DisconnectsRayonier Inc. Side Dump CarsRayonier Inc. #1Rayonier Inc. #1 Rayonier shops 1940’s? 1,000 Gallon Fire Car Built on side dump car frame. 1968 gift of Rayonier. Restored to circa 1950 appearance. Click here to visit Martin Nemerever's web site with additional photos and commentary.Rayonier Inc. #21Rayonier Inc. #21 Fairmont/Rayonier shops 19?? Gang Motor Car. 1984 gift of Rayonier.Rayonier Inc. #35Rayonier Inc. #35 Gibson Mfg. 1951 65 Man Logging Crew Speeder. 1984 gift of Rayonier.Seaboard Lumber Co. 25 Ton CraneSkagit River Railway #40Skagit River Railway #138Skagit River Railway #138 Unknown 1900’s Tank Car Purchased 1967 from Seattle City Light.Skagit River Railway #203Skagit River Railway #203 Unknown 1900’s Flatcar 1971 gift of Simpson-Lee Paper.Skagit River Railway #205White River Lumber Co. #001
- Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific #X-908140Northern Pacific Railway #10Northern Pacific Railway #10 Alco 1907 Rotary Snowplow. Gift 1968 of NP. Listed on King County Register of Historical Places.Northern Pacific Railway #41Northern Pacific Railway #41 NP shops 1926 Scale Test Tool Car. Ex-Grand Trunk Railway boxcar #22550, built by Canadian Car and Foundry, circa 1912. 1972 gift of Burlington Northern.Northern Pacific Railway #204860Northern Pacific Railway #204860 Unknown 1890’s Bunk Car Ex-NP boxcar #NP-?????. Gift 19?? of NP.Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #X-5Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #X-5 Industrial Works 1908 75 Ton Wrecking Crane. Gift 1972 of Purdy Co.Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #X-116Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway #X-116 Haskell & Barker/GN shops/SP&S shops 1898-1917 Idler Flat. Ex-Great Northern boxcar #4722. Purchased 1975 from Burlington Northern. Boom tender for SP&S #X-5.
- Bridge 35
Bridge 35 Lassig Bridge and Iron Works, 1891-built through-pin-connected Pratt truss. Restored in 2003; purchased 1981 from the Burlington Northern Railroad.
This 160-foot long through-pin-connected Pratt truss was constructed in 1891 by Chicago's Lassig Bridge and Iron Works. However it was not built in North Bend - it was the seventh crossing of the Yellowstone River on the mainline of the Northern Pacific Railway in Montana. 1891's heaviest imaginable locomotive was just a few hundred thousand pounds. Just over thirty years later, the largest mainline locomotives were nearly 1.2 million pounds. So when a new, stronger bridge was erected over the Yellowstone in 1923 to support these new super-sized locomotives, the old bridge was dismantled, moved to North Bend, and re-erected over the southfork of the Snoqualmie River on a lighter density line called the Snoqualmie Branch.
The structure includes the steel span and 798 feet of ballast deck timber trestle approaches. The timber trestle portion was built in 1929.
Bridge 35 received a major rehabilitation in 2003/2004. The Bridge 35 Rehabilitation received the 2005 Washington State Historic Preservation Officer's Valerie Sivinski Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Rehabilitation. To view the award, click here. To view the rehabilitation, click here.Bridge 5.46Bridge 5.46 (demolished May/June 2005) A & P Roberts Company, 1896-built through-pin- connected Pratt truss. Moved to Snoqualmie in 1916.
Bridge 5.46 was erected over the Snoqualmie River in 1916. The steel span portion of the structure dated from 1896 and was 180 feet long. It was first used in Wisconsin on the Superior Division of the Northern Pacific Railway where it supported heavy iron ore freights for nearly 20 years. Rising tonnage and larger locomotives required a stronger bridge but in keeping with Northern Pacific practice, and that common on many railroads, the span was dismantled and moved in pieces to Snoqualmie where it was reassembled and used to replace a wooden truss. It saw heavy use supporting trains of logs and finished lumber until shortly after the Northern Pacific Railway merged with other roads to form the Burlington Northern Railroad. From 1975 until 1989, the bridge connected the Northwest Railway Museum with the general system of railroads but in 1990 a portion of the structure - a short plate girder section - was damaged by floodwaters. In 1994 the structure was sold to King County for reuse as a trail. Other priorities intervened and in May and June 2005 it was demolished and scrapped by the Army Corp of Engineers.
The span was a through-pin-connected Pratt truss, the predominant style of railway bridge construction in the era from 1890 until 1920 and was designed and built by the A & P Roberts Company (merged into American Bridge Company in 1900). It was nearly identical to the Northwest Railway Museum's Northern Pacific Railway Bridge 35, rehabilitated in 2003/2004. This bridge design revolutionized the railroad allowing greater tonnage and a significant increase in locomotive size over earlier designs. Its modular design also sped fabrication and construction, particularly in remote wilderness areas. The design was itself superseded by even stronger bridge construction to support the continuing increases in train tonnage and locomotive size. For the Northern Pacific Railway, that was the arrival of the Z class and other large motive power pushing total engine and tender weights to 500,000 pounds and beyond.
Alone and without rail, this classic Pratt truss awaits the scrapper's torch in May 2005
Large steel pins connected individual modules together. Each module was small enough to ship on a railway flatcar. The modules were assembled in a Chicago factory.
Latticework chords at left and box girders at right were significant structural features.
Rail has been removed from the deck. The elegance of the design remains for a few more days. The timber deck absorbed vibrations (shock) from a train helping protect the steel structure.
One of the striking qualities of any bridge is the environment in which it is located. Few locations can rival the Snoqualmie Valley but this beauty had a cost: railway builders faced many expensive river and valley crossings.
Intricate components complete the first and last chord of a pin-connected truss.
A seldom seen sight on this bridge was the bracing in the plate girder sections, below the timber deck.
Evidence of earlier trestle construction, perhaps from the false work used to erect the truss in 1916, remained in 2005 and appears on the left. On the right, the bridge foundation, a series of square piles driven to refusal, remained sound to the end. Creosote-treated old growth fir can perform well over a very long period, even in a river channel.