Weyerhaeuser Timber Company #110

Specifications:

Wheel Arrangement: 2-6-6-2t

Tank or tender type: Split-saddle tank

Build date: August 1928

Serial number: 60561

Driver diameter: 44 in.

Boiler pressure: 200 psi

Cylinder dimensions: 17 & 26x24 in

Grate area: 26 sq ft

Tractive effort:  38,000 lbs

Weight:  229,000 lbs

Fuel: 1,200 gal oil

Water capacity: 2,500 gal

Service History:

1928 - 1954:  Weyerhaeuser Timber Co.  #110.  Vail, WA 

1954 1968:  Rayonier Inc. #110.  Railroad Camp, WA

Disposition after logging service:

1968 1971:  Promontory Chapter National Railway Historical Society.  Salt Lake City, UT

1971-1993:  Display, Wasatch Railroad Museum & Foundation.  Heber City, UT

1993 1999:  Storage, Nevada State RR Museum, Boulder City, NV

1999 present:  Black Hills Central Railroad.  Hill City, SD.  Restored to operation in January, 2001. 

Notes:

Tender from 2-8-2 Rayonier #101 added in early 60s.

Summary:

Weyerhaeuser's first #110, built in 1928, was the first of Weyerhaeuser's many logging mallets.  After a long career on Weyerhaeuser's Vail, WA line, #110 was sold to Rayonier in 1954.  With Rayonier, the Mallet operated on the Grays Harbor line until 1966.  During this time #110 received a tender from Rayonier 2-8-2 #101.  Retired in 1968, #110 was sold to the Promontory Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.  In 1971, #110 was transferred to the Wasatch Railroad Museum and placed on display at Heber City, Utah.  In 1993, #110 went to the Nevada State Railway Museum and was placed in storage at Boulder City, Nevada.  After several years in storage #110 was sold in 1999 to the Black Hills Central Railroad, a tourist railway at Hill City, South Dakota.  By mid-1999, 110 had already been moved to South Dakota and work began to restore the Mallet for use on the railroad.  #110 returned to steam in January 2001.  #110 is currently the only operational Logging Mallet in North America.

Pictures:

Drawing:  Weyerhaeuser #110 as built

Drawing:  Rayonier #110 in the mid 1960s

Photo:  Weyerhaeuser #110 at Vail, WA in 1937 - Martin E. Hansen Collection

Photo:  Rayonier #110 at Railroad Camp in 1955 - Warren W. Wing Collection

Photo:  Rayonier #110 alongside Rayonier #38 at Railroad Camp in 1959 - Martin E. Hansen Collection

Photo:  Rayonier #110 at Railroad Camp - August 4th, 1961

Photo:  #110 in 2001 - Black Hills Central Railroad photo

Photo:  Another view of #110 in 2001 - Black Hills Central Railroad photo

 

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