US Plywood’s #11 Mallet 2-6-6-2 rests quietly at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie, Washington. This locomotive was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in November of 1926. She began her working days as Locomotive #7 hauling for the Ostrander Railway and Timber Company, near Orstrander, Washington. She was sold in the late 1930’s to the Weyerhauser Company working near Klamath Falls, Oregon. She was owned by and finished her working days as locomotive #11 hauling for the US Plywood Corporation until she retired around 1959.

Canon Rebel 450D Xsi
18 mm – 55 mm lens
Focal Length 18 mm
ISO 200
F-Stop F/11
Exposure Time 1/42 sec
9 images w/ stop exposures tonemapped in Photomatix

Born and raised in the logging town of Snoqualmie, Washington (the logging days in Snoqualmie are mostly in the past now). I currently reside in Issaquah, Washington. My Canon Rebel 450D was a Christmas gift that has kept on giving me hours and hours of pleasure. I recently aquired a Canon 5D Mark II and I am now learning to use this awesome instument. I hope you enjoy these pictures half as much as I enjoyed capturing them!

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  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 3 years ago

    OMG! This is so wonderful! Love everything about this, but the old time feeling got me the most!

  • Thank you Pamela. This location is about three blocks from where I grew up (I lived on the wrong side of the tracks and down by the river). The steam train days were gone already, but this museum has been in Snoqualmie since I was a kid. In fact a friend of mine who is an engineer for the museum was given a speeding ticket by the Snoqualmie Police for driving a locomotive through town too fast back in the eighties! Ha, the things we did when we were kids……

    – Dale Lockwood

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardabout 3 years ago

    Terrific capture Dale!

  • Thanks Sheryl. This is almost across the street from where I grew up Sheryl. That is why I love those train shots you do. It is in my blood. I have a few more shots of the train station in town and such I will post. It is a pretty cool old station. The museum had all these really old timer railroad guys who kept the steam locomotives running. It was a great place to have right down the street when your a kid :-)

    – Dale Lockwood

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardabout 3 years ago

    Sounds like an amazing place. I love trains too.

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 3 years ago

  • Holy buckets! Thanks for this feature in Vintage Transport, I am honored and so pleased! Thank you Irene.

    – Dale Lockwood

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