Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Loco # 201 - Snoqualmie Valley Railroad, U.S.A
Locomotive #201 is a model RSD-4 constructed by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) in 1951. It is fully operational and often pulls excursion trains on the Museum's Snoqualmie Valley Railroad. The Alco RSD-4 was a short-lived production model and the 201 is the last surviving unit. When purchased new by Kennecott, the 201 was used in the company's Nevada and Utah operations to pull trains of ore to smelters. The #201 was donated to the Northwest Railway Museum in 1984. The Museum operates an Interpretive Railway Program called the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad. This five mile common carrier railroad allows museum visitors to experience a train excursion aboard antique railroad coaches through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley. The bridge was built in 1924.