Weyerhaeuser Timber Company #120

Specifications: 

Wheel Arrangement: 2-6-6-2

Tank or tender type: Rectangular tender

Build date: 1936

Serial number: 61904

Driver diameter: 51 in.

Boiler pressure: 225 psi

Cylinder dimensions: 20 & 31x28 in

Grate area: 57 sq ft

Tractive effort:  60,000 lbs

Weight:  296,000 lbs

Fuel: 2,500 gal oil

Water capacity: 7,000 gal

Service History:

1936 - 1941:  Weyerhaeuser Timber Co.  #120.  Vail, WA.

1941 1949:  Chehalis Western Railroad #120.  Curtis (Camp McDonald), WA.

1949 1954:  Weyerhaeuser Timber Co.  #120.  Longview, WA

1954:  Columbia & Cowlitz #120.  Longview, WA.  (still lettered for Weyerhaeuser)

1954 1968:  Rayonier #120.  Railroad Camp, WA. (last operated in 1961)

Disposition after logging service:

Scrapped at Aberdeen, WA - 1969

Notes:

Unknown date (after going to Longview?):  Brakeman's shelter (doghouse) added to tender.

1963:  Rayonier converted #120's tender into a water/fire car.  The tank was shortened and narrowed for this purpose.  When Rayonier later abandoned their rail operations, the tender was scrapped. 

1981:  Pacific Fast Mail of Edmonds, WA imported 150 HO scale brass models of #120 as operated by Rayonier.

Summary:

    Built in 1936, the last of three 51" driver 2-6-6-2 Logging Mallets, #120 went to work for Weyerhaeuser at their Vail operation.  Later, #120 worked for the Chehalis Western Railroad before going to Weyerhaeuser's Longview operation in 1949.  In 1954, Rayonier Incorporated purchased #120 for use on their Grays Harbor line.  #120 remained in service at Rayonier until 1961 when the firebox crown sheet was damaged because of low water in the boiler.  After this, #120 spent the next several years on a siding at Railroad Camp, minus its tender which was converted to a water car.  In 1969 #120 was taken to nearby Aberdeen, WA and scrapped.    

Drawings:

Drawing:  Rayonier #120

 

Photographs:

As Weyerhaeuser #120:

Photo:  Weyerhaeuser #120 at Longview, WA in 1952 - Martin E. Hansen Collection

As Rayonier #120:

Photo:  Rayonier #120 at Railroad Camp in 1955 - Warren W. Wing Collection

Photo:  Rayonier #120 near Railroad Camp in April 1959 - Martin E. Hansen Collection

Photo:  Rayonier #120 at Railroad Camp.  August 4th, 1961 

 

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