Page 1 of "Photos of Steam" on the West Central
West Central MK-1 light Mikado-type locomotive heads up a mainline
freight train near the bridge over the Green River near Little
Falls. These were United States Railroad Administration design
engines and were used until the end of steam on the West Central in
1960. The No. 2306 engine was preserved in a roundhouse and has
been restored for excursions. The model is a Powerhouse and was
painted by Dennis Hamilton.
West Central Mk-2 Heavy Mikado locomotive is being turned on the big
turntable at the Ogden engine facilities. The Mikados were used
on the West Central main lines but weight restrictions kept them off
almost all of the branch lines and some secondary lines. The
locomotive is by Rivarossi and painted by Dennis Hamilton.
The roundhouse was constructed by former member Jon Poff.
The turntable was constructed by Jim Hunter, Tom Hicks, the late Wally
Schuster and the late Ralph Edwards.
Shay trundles over a trestle on the Third Division the
branchline. This geared steam locomotive descends the grade on
the wooden trestle over Redwood Gulch. A variety of Shay,
Heisler, Climax and Mallet logging locomotives have navigated the
steep grades of the line to Summit.
A Santa Fe 2-10-2 is seen on the West Central as it passes through Summit.
West Central heavy Mikado crosses the Little Falls Bridge with its
train sometime in the early 1950s. The Broadway Limited
(manufacturer) engine was painted by Dennis Hamilton.
Another shot of No. 2424 as it comes out of the tunnel near Port Arthur on the Second Division line from Plainview.
Diesels on the WC