Types and examples of prototype locomotives

Bringing an F-unit cab home in 1:1 scale


See how I made the transition from BN 682 (ex GN 462D) in Tacoma to KCS #20 in my basement. I will show the project from scrapping to restoration of the F Unit Cab as a full scale "prop" in my basement. It makes for a fascinating and unusual story. Images and narration.

Activity Changes: 
Day Time Room Changes
Monday, Aug 24 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Weidler New

The SP&S 700 and the Pacific Railroad Preservation Association


An overview of the SP&S 700 history, the role of the PRPA, it's relationship with the city of Portland, the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation and the local community. The operation and care of the locomotive (including supporting equipment) as well as its operations over the past years since restoration will be covered.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Three Sisters
Wednesday, Aug 26 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Mt. Bachelor

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
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