Trackage map sources needed for Ryderwood, WA

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by moe-train, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. moe-train

    moe-train New Member

    Hi Folks:wave:

    I'm just getting started in model railroading. My interest is in the transition from steam to diesel (circa late 30's to early fifties). I am particularly interested in re-creating a rail yard in the town of Ryderwood, WA, which was a large logging camp where my grand-dad was a machinist. I know what some of the locos were, but need help finding information on the yard trackage, and perhaps some of the grades to the logging sites and into the mills in Longview, WA. Anyone have any info of the area and era? Any input is appreciated.


  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    :wave: hi welcome to the gauge for starters you might try the state historical society also if it exists a county historical society.
  3. moe-train

    moe-train New Member


    Thanks you think the forest service would have records of such also? I don't think I could get any old company records, as Long-Bell Lumber has been defunct for a good many years...
  4. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    quadrant maps might have the old right of ways on them . i have also seen some books on logging in the north west on ebay might check there .
  5. fmccrary

    fmccrary New Member

    Hi there...I just joined and saw your post about Ryderwood. I am also interested in recreating the rail yard there. My wife's grandfather was an engineer on that rail line. We have pictures of the engine but not of the rail yard. looking forward to working with you.

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