Great Northern & Cascade Railway
After 5 years of removing contaminated soil, including where the old engine house and power station once stood, the town of Skykomish was ready to move on. In 2011, the GN&C Rwy had started to take shape, and in May 2013, the GN&C Rwy held its opening day. Since then the 1/8-scale railroad has continued to grow and make improvements every year to the railroad, and the park it sits on.
The railroad is open from the first weekend in May until the last weekend in October. Trains run from 10am to 4pm Saturday, Sunday and holidays. During the year people will bring up their own locomotives to run for the day, or entire weekend. It’s a great place to bring the family and take a ride behind a steam engine. Rides are always free, but it is the donations that keep the railroad going.
These are some of the photos I’ve taken since 2013, along with some videos I have posted on YouTube:
: Keith let me mount my GoPro to his steam engine. This was my first attemp to capture the view with the just the locomotive in it.
: This short 5 minute video shows Alan's SD9, number 600X, making it debut at Skykomish. The detail on this locomotive is impressive.
: This video is a collage of short films put together, they were taken in August 2018, at James J. Hill Days in Skykomish.
Video 4: This video is with my GoPro mounted on Mike's C44-9W. This 9 minute video is a complete trip around the GN&C Rwy. Video 5
: This video is looking back at Mike as he takes his train around the GN&C Rwy.
: Here is Scott with his Shay locomotive in April 2019.