Our website has quite a good selection of photos of the CWR’s roster of locos. That said it is always nice to find new photos like this one:
CWR Loco #5 in the woods
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What is particularly interesting about this photo is that iy says that #5 belonged the CWR & N(avigation) Co. – the predecessor company of the CWR when the ships owned by the CWR were part of it.
Redwood Grove became Grove and was 12.7 miles from Fort Bragg.
#11, a 2-6-2, was built by Baldwin. Our gallery of CWR’s locomotive roster includes several pics of #11 but does not include this one. Baldwin routinely photographed every loco it built and this pic would have been taken when she came out of the shop. The “N” was dropped and the CWR & N became the CWR.
CWR & N #11
I was in the Fort Bragg Depot of the Skunk Train this morning when I saw a happy sight – smoke from the stack of #45 as she made her way around from the engine house to the depot to take out the 10 o’clock.
CWR #45 waiting to leave this morning
The old girl came a cropper a couple of weeks ago when one of the wedges attached to the frame failed. Notonly did our 90 year old girl do herself some mischief she tore up a sizable stretch of track in the process. Below you can see the broken wedge:
It wasn’t lack of maintenance or anything of that sort – just one of those things that happen if you are old. Luckily a firm over in Ukiah (50 miles away) were able to fashion some brand new wedges using the old ones as “patterns”.
Old broken and newly made wedges
New wedge with locking bolt
Happiness is a puffing loco and she sure looked good this morning ……..
Eager to strut her stuff again