Updated:  August 20, 2005
The following pictures are of active and abandoned locomotive shops, roundhouses, turn tables,
water towers and other buildings around the Pacific Northwest.
Railroad:  Sumpter Valley Railway -   Status:  Active
Location:  McEwen, OR - Type:  Water tower
Photo date: 7/2005 - Build Date: 1920s -  Retired: n/a

This water tower was once located near Bates, Oregon on the SVRy, but was
relocated to McEwen when the Sumpter Valley started up again in the 1970s.  Today
it's currently used as the primary source of water for the SVRy locomotives.   Much
more info and many more pictures on my
Sumpter Valley Page
Railroad:  Sumpter Valley Railway -   Status:  Active
Location:  McEwen, OR - Type:  Locomotive shops
Photo date: 7/2005 - Build Date: 1970s -  Retired: n/a

This twin stall engine shop was builty by the then newly reorganized Sumpter Valley
Ry in the 1970s to house its Steam Hiesler and later its Alco 2-8-2.  It has since been
replaced by a brand new 4 stall engine shop, but is still used for car repair and
restoration work.   Much more info and many more pictures on
my
Sumpter Valley Page
Railroad:  Sumpter Valley Railway -   Status:  Active
Location:  McEwen, OR - Type:  Restoration shop
Photo date: 7/2005 - Build Date: 2000s -  Retired: n/a

This single stall shop is used to restore and rebuild cars on the Sumpter Valley Ry.  
It was built sometime around 2003.   Much more info and many more pictures on my
Sumpter Valley Page
Railroad:  Sumpter Valley Railway -   Status:  Active
Location:  McEwen, OR - Type:  Locomotive shop
Photo date: 7/2005 - Build Date: 2000s -  Retired: n/a

This nearly brand new 4 stall locomotive shop was built by the Sumpter Valley
Railway around 2004 to house all of its locomotives.  As of 2005 the interior was still
unfinished, but it is in use to store its number 19, and number 3 as well other
equipment.   Much more info and many more pictures on my
Sumpter Valley Page
Railroad:  Longview Portland & Northern -   Status:  Abandoned
Location:  Gardiner, OR - Type:  Locomotive shops
Photo date: 12/2003 - Build Date: 1950s -  Retired: 1999

This are the now abandoned engine shops of the LP&N railroad was exclusively
served the Gardiner International Paper mill, until it closed down in 1999.  These
shops supported two diesel switcher locomotives when it was in use.  Much more
info and many more pictures on my
LP&N page.
Railroad:  Oregon Pacific & Eastern -   Status:  Destroyed
Location:  Morton, WA - Type: Locomotive Shops   
Photo date: 12/2003 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: 1994

The now abandoned engine shops of the defunct OP&E railroad.   Rails used to run
in front of the shops, but today, all of the rails are gone.   You can see a few rails
existed in my December, 2003 pictures.   The land was sold and as of today, the
remaining tracks were pulled up and the building torn down.   More info and
pictures on my
OP&E page.
Railroad:  Southern Pacific -   Status:  Used by ORHF (see below)
Location:  Portland, OR - Type: Locomotive Roundhouse  
Photo date: 5/2004 - Build Date: 1940s -  Retired: n/a

Known as the Brooklyn Roundhouse, it occupies the Southern Pacific (now UP)
Brooklyn Yard.  Built in 1940s as part of a much larger complex, it's all that survives
including the turn table.  It's currently used by the ORHF to store the 4449, 700
steam engines and several diesels.   
Check out my Brooklyn Roundhouse Page.
Railroad:  Astoria Riverfront Trolley -   Status:  Active
Location:  Astoria, OR - Type: Trolley Shops
Photo date: 2003-7/2004 - Build Date: 1999 -  Retired: n/a

This is the shops of the Astoria Riverfront Trolley, which runs along the remaining
Spokane, Portland & Seattle Rails in Astoria, Oregon.   The SP&S used to continue
past the shops across Youngs Bay and into Seaside, but today it ends at the shops
at the west end of Astoria.  Note the picture on the left, taken in 2003, showing the
last abandoned SP&S rails.  Today, even these are gone.
Railroad:  Portland & Western -   Status:  Active
Location:  Albany, OR - Type: Locomotive Shops
Photo date: 8/2004 - Build Date: 1993 -  Retired: n/a

The Portland & Western (formerly called Willamette & Pacific in the Albany
operations) built this locomotive shop and facilities when it took over the Albany
Yard from Southern Pacific in the early 1990s.  The Portland & Western bases it's
Willamette Valley operations out of Albany.
Railroad:  Milwaukee Road -   Status:  Abandoned/Storage
Location:  St. Maries, ID - Type: MoW Shed
Photo date: 8/2004 - Build Date: 1909 -  Retired: 1980s?

This is an old Maintenance of Way shed in the St. Maries Railroad yard.   Built by the
Milwaukee Road, it may still be in use by the current St. Maries Railroad, but it
looked abandoned to me.   More info on my
Idaho Abandoned Railroads Trip Page.
Railroad:  Southern Pacific / CORP -   Status:  Abandoned
Location:  Reedsport, OR - Type: MoW Shed
Photo date: 7/2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: 1980s

This is an old Maintainence of Way Shed located on the ex-Southern Pacifc (now
CORP) line in Reedsport, near a major swing bridge site.   The building is empty and
falling apart today.    More info on my
Central Oregon and Pacific Page
Railroad:  Everett and Monte Cristo RR -   Status:  Abandoned
Location:  Monte Cristo, WA - Type: Turntable
Photo date: 8/2004 - Build Date: 1893 -  Retired: 1930s

Rob was kind enough to let me post these pictures of a rare abandoned turn table
at the abandoned Monte Cristo mine town site.  The turn table was in use from the
early 1890s through the early 20th century.    The line was used to ship ore out of
the area to Everett and was abandoned several times, before closing for good in the
early 1930s.  More pictures can be found on my
Reader's RR pictures page.
Photos courtesy of Rob of www.2DrX.com
Railroad:  City of Prineville RR -   Status:  Active
Location:  Prineville, OR - Type: Locomotive Shops
Photo date: 9/2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

I'm not sure when these loco shops were built, but they and the nearby buildings
are all part of the City of Prineville Railroad, which dates as far back as 1916.
Check out my
City of Prineville Railroad Page.
Railroad:  City of Prineville RR -   Status:  Not in use?
Location:  Prineville, OR - Type: Car Weigh Scale Building
Photo date: 9/2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: ?

This is a car weighing scale shack housing the scale, with the scale tracks in front
of the building.  This type of system is rarely used, so I assume it's abandoned.
Check out my
City of Prineville Railroad Page.
Railroad:  Chehalis-Centralia -   Status:  Active
Location:  near Chehalis, OR - Type: Locomotive shops
Photo date: 8/2004 - Build Date: 1990s -  Retired: n/a

This is the locomotive housing structure for the small excursion railroad,
Chehalis-Centralia.  This is the steam RR that I was able to ride in the cab with and
you can read and see about it on my  
Chehalis-Centralia Page.
Railroad:  Port of Tillamook Bay -   Status:  Active
Location: Tillamook, OR - Type: Locomotive shops
Photo date: 10/2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

These are the small locomotive shops of the Tillamook Bay Railroad.   Two
mechanics are on duty to service at least a dozen mostly SD and GP 9 locomotives.  
 Check out my
POTB Railroad Page.
Railroad:  Kerry Logging Railroad -   Status:  Abandoned/collasped
Location: Northwest Oregon - Type: Remains of Watertower
Photo date: 3/2004 - Build Date: 1912 -  Retired: 1930s

This is the rare remains of a water tower that was abandoned more than 70 years
ago and left to rot deep in the woods of Northwest Oregon.  It was located at the
summit on the Kerry Logging railroad next to a tunnel is that now collasped.  Check
out my
Kerry Logging Railroad page for more pics and info.
Railroad:  Southern Pacific -   Status:  Moved/Restored
Location: Elsie, OR - Type: Water tower
Photo date: 10/2004 - Build Date: 1911 -  Retired: 1950s

This tower was located at Cochrane, OR on the Tillamook Southern Pacific branch.  
Today the line is operated by the
POTB Railroad.  In the 1990s, the tower was taken
apart and moved to the Camp 18 logging musuem near Eslie, rebuilt and put on
display as you see here.
Railroad:  Southern Pacific/CORP -   Status:  Active?
Location: Coos Bay, OR - Type: Speeder shacks
Photo date: 11/2004 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: n/a

These two ex-Southern Pacific speeder shacks are the only buildings left in CORP
Coos Bay railroad from what used include locomotive, car and machine shops and
more.   Visit my
CORP page for more info.
Railroad:  Portland Traction Co. -   Status:  Abandoned
Location: Milwaulkie, OR - Type: Electrical Substation
Photo date: 1/2005 - Build Date: 1905 -  Retired: 1950s

Built by the  Oregon Water Power & Railway Company in 1905, it later came under
the ownership of the Portland Traction Co.   It was used to power the electric trains
that ran this line for the better part of the 1st half of the 20th century.   Visit my
Oregon Pacific Railroad Page for more info.
Railroad:  Portland Traction Co. -   Status:  Abandoned-Destroyed
Location: Milwaulkie, OR - Type: Car Barn
Photo date: 1/2005 - Build Date: ? -  Retired: ?

This is the remains of the Portland Traction Co. Car Barn.   I don't have any further
information on it's history or use.  It was destroyed in 2003 or 2004 by a developer
who plans to build apartments on the property.   The brick structure shown remains
and apparently will be incorporated into the new structure.   Visit my
Oregon Pacific
Railroad Page for more info.
Railroad:  Oregon Pacific -   Status:  Active
Location: Milwaulkie, OR - Type: Locomotive Shops
Photo date: 1/2005 - Build Date: 1980s -  Retired: n/a

These are the main locomotive shops and maint. building of the Oregon Pacific
Railroad.   The OP took over part of the remains of the Portland Traction Company in
1987.   Visit my
Oregon Pacific Railroad Page for more info.
Railroad:  Willamina & Grand Ronde -   Status:  Privately owned
Location: Grand Ronde, OR - Type: Locomotive Shops
Photo date: 1/2005 - Build Date: 1920 -  Retired: 1970s

I'm not exactly sure when these shops were built.  They ceased being used
sometime in the 1970s, when roadwork on Hwy 18 closed the mainline access to
the shop tracks.  Today it's a privately owned fabrication shop  
Visit my
Willamina & Grand Ronde RR Page for more info.
Railroad:  GC&WR Railroad -   Status:  Privately owned
Location: Glenwood, OR - Type: Locomotive Shops
Photo date: 5/2005 - Build Date: 1936 -  Retired: 1949

This engine shop was origionally built by the GC&WR Railroad for the new
Consolidated Timber Company woods line that extended from Glenwood.  When the
timber ran out in the 1940s, the shops were closed and the line abandoned.   A
trolley museum used the building until the late 1990s.   Today its a private owned
barn.
Railroad:  GC&WR Railroad -   Status:  Privately owned
Location: Glenwood, OR - Type: RR Machine  Shops
Photo date: 5/2005 - Build Date: 1936 -  Retired: 1949

This machine shop was origionally built by the GC&WR Railroad for the new
Consolidated Timber Company woods line that extended from Glenwood.  When the
timber ran out in the 1940s, the shops were closed and the line abandoned.   A
trolley museum used the building until the late 1990s.   Today its a private owned
barn.
Railroad:  Klickitat Log & Lumber  -   Status:  Abandoned
Location: Klickitat, WA - Type: Locomotive Shops
Photo date: 4/2005 - Build Date: ~1915 -  Retired: 1964

This shop was origionally built for a logging RR that extended from a mill in Klickitat
into the woods called the
Klickitat Log & Lumber RR, last owned by the St. Regis
Paper mill.  This would be the home to the last steam powered logging trains in the
northwest, replaced by log trucks in 1964.
Railroad:  Oregon Coast Scenic RR  -   Status:  Active
Location: Garibaldi, OR - Type: Locomotive Shops
Photo date: 6/2005 - Build Date: 2005 -  Retired: n/a

This brand new two stall engine shop was built by the Oregon Coast Scenic RR to
house their 1910 Heisler which is used for excursion trips on the Port of Tillamook
Railroad during the summer weekends.
Railroad:  Portland Vancouver Junction RR -   Status:  Active
Location: Battleground, WA - Type: Hi-Railer Shed
Photo date: 5/2005 - Build Date: 1970s -  Retired: n/a

This Hi-Railer shed was orginally built by the LP&N when it ran this line during the
1970s.  It was later used the Lewis & Clark Railroad, but that RR is now gone and
the line is operated by the
Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad.
Railroad:  BYCX  -   Status:  Active
Location: Yacolt, WA - Type: Locomotive Shops
Photo date: 4/2005 - Build Date: 1950 -  Retired: n/a

This single stall loco shop was built by the LP&N around 1950.   When the mill
closed down in 1979, the shop was no longer used.  However in the 1980s or 1990s,
it was begun to be used by a local excursion RR operator to store equipment.  
Today its used by the
Chelatchie Prairie RR  to house their steam engine.
Railroad:  George Lavacot   -   Status:  Active
Location: Independence, OR- Type: Locomotive Shops
Photo date: 4/2005 - Build Date: 1970s -  Retired: n/a

Originally built by the V&S railroad to replace their Hoskins shops in the late 1970s,
it was taken over by the Roots Brothers and the
Willamette Valley RR in 1985.  
When the mill in town closed in 1992, the V&S branch was abandoned.  However,
the shops remain, owned by George Lavacot and used to store his steam engine
and several SD-9s that he leases out to local shortlines.
If anyone has any further information on any of the above pictured railroad buildings that
you'd like to share, you can
Email me anytime.  Thanks.
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