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Foothill Rails--Misc.--West Side Lumber
West Side Lumber


Right of Way
1. 2. 3. 4.
1. Gateway into the yard and mill site at Tuolumne Rd.
2. View heading to the woods from Tuolumne.
3. Right of way crossing the road near Black Oak Casino heading for the canyon.
4. The West Side Trail starts at Flume. This view looks back towards Tuolumne showing rails intact to this point.
5. 6. 7.
5. Cut at Flume. There are many ties still present in this section but rails have been removed.
6. Just past Flume the right of way opens up a little.
7. Seen from below, the trail heads into the canyon.

Around Tuolumne
1. 2. 3. 4.
1. This plaque sits on Tuolumne Rd near the mill site.
2. Nearby is this small display of railcars. Are these ex West Side?
3. The sawdust burner is still standing and viewable from the plaque.
4. West Side office building. Building was torn down Nov. 8, 2019 for safety concerns.
5. 6. 7. 8.
5-8. Many donkeys and boilers can be found throughout the area.

Locomotives & Rolling Stock
1. 2. 3. 4.
1.-4. Several pieces of equipment have made their way to the Nevada County Narrow Guage Transportation Museum
in Nevada City,CA. These include Plymouth #1, flat #265, gondola #10, and log skeleton 113.
5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
5.-7. Also at the NCNGTM in Nevada City are a parts car under restoration, caboose #1, and flat #258 converted to an excursion car (now restored).
8. Caboose #3 is privately owned and is seen here visiting the NCNGTM.
9. Short caboose #6 was added to the NCNGTM collection in 2015.
10. 11. 12. 13.
10. Heisler #2 is on display at the city park in Tuolumne,CA.
11.-13. Heisler #3, Milwaukee #4 turned speeder, and Shay #7 now work for the Roaring Camp & Big Trees in Felton,CA
14. 15. 16. 17.
14. Shay #8 was on display at the Georgetown Loop. She has since moved to the Moffat Road RR Museum in Granby,CO in 2021.
15. Shay #9 found a home on the Midwest Central and has since been traded long term to the Georgetown Loop.
16.-17. Shays #10 and #15 are currently on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine at Fish Camp,CA.
18. 19. 20. 21.
18.-19. Shays #12 and #14 had made their home on the Georgetown Loop as well but are now at the Colorado State RR Museum in Golden,CO.
20. Caboose #7 resides as part of the Orange Empire collection in Perris,CA.
21. Flat #222 is used as an excursion car in Ardenwood Park in the Bay Area.
22. 23. 24. 25.
22.-24. Caboose #4:2 and tanks #2 and #4 were part of a private collection in Smith Flat,CA and are now at
the Nevada Country Narrow Guage and Transportation Museum in Nevada City,CA.
25. Flats 145, 161, and 166 are stored on the Sumpter Valley Railroad in McEwen,OR.
26. 27. 28. 29.
26.-29. Yosemite Mountain Sugarpine RR also has a parts car, wedge plow, tank #7
and a couple log cars converted to haul passengers on excursions. The wedge plow was destroyed in the Aug. 2017 Railroad Fire
and the remains soon moved to the NCNGTM in Nevada City,CA and has been restored as of 2023.
30. 31. 32. 33. 34.
30.-32. Taylor Heavy Hauling in Antelope,CA has a couple log cars and tank #9 in their collection.
The two log skeleton cars were moved to the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad at Fish Camp,CA in March 2022.
33. West Side Lumber donkey on display at the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum in White Pines,CA.
34. Restored Block Car B at NCNGTM in Nevada City,CA.

See also my West Side Lumber roster.

    
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