Hauff, Steve


Steve Hauff is a well known author and editor:

  • Co-author: The Willamette Locomotive, The Climax Locomotive, Steel Over the Willamette
  • Editor: Tall Timber Shortlines, Trainmaster
  • Published in more than 20 rail publications in four countries

He has also lectured on rail subjects in the US, Australia and Japan.

Clinics Presented:

Loggers and logging railroads


Logging railroads were the mainstay of railroading in the Pacific Northwest for many years. Many thousands of miles of logging lines snaked their way into the dense timber. This is a quick overview (occasionally truthful) of the railroads, the train crews and the men who harvested the timber.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Mt. Hood
Tuesday, Aug 25 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Three Sisters

Portland's Steel Bridge


A brief history of the century-old Steel bridge which crosses the Willamette River in Portland. The bi-level bridge is rare in its design, with the lower level capable of telescoping into the upper level. The railroad occupies the lower level while trolleys, traffic, and light rail have crossed the upper deck.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mt. Hood
Wednesday, Aug 26 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Weidler

The Spruce Production Division


In 1918, the US Army embarked on a project to secure aircraft grade spruce for the production of military aircraft. This clinic focuses on one of the Division's more ambitious projects, the construction of 39 miles of mainline railroad, 70 miles of logging spurs and two sawmills in Clallam County, west of Port Angeles, Washington.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Mt. Bachelor
Thursday, Aug 27 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Sellwood

The Willamette locomotive


From 1922 until 1929, the Willamette Iron and Steel Company of Portland, Oregon built a series of 33 geared locomotives in direct competition with the Shay. This clinic tells the history of the Willamette and its evolution through its production history.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Sellwood
Thursday, Aug 27 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sellwood