S.L. Dixon's Collection
By:S.L. Dixon
Dates:4/15/1981 - 4/15/1981
Album Info:The Mon-Road Rail in Moses Lake Wa. is only 210ft long. A static display created by the late Monte Holm in the late 1960's. Monte bought the last running steam engine on the Alaska RR in 1963. The "557" was in Everett at the Michaelson Steel plant for a few years 1964-5 where it got its "Mon-Railroad" naming by "MONte Holm". Monte moved the 557 to Moses Lake in the late 1960's and created this steam engine, a SPS business passenger car, and an old woodsided GN caboose. Apparently there is a museum associated with this display. Some time after I took these shots, the display has undergone some changes most recently with the 557 being returned to Alaska in Jan. 2012. The SPS business passenger car "The Ruth M" got repainted into a different scheme. The ex GN caboose X494 now sits in Cashmere and it's been replaced by an BN caboose.
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Mon-Rail Railroad
Title:  Mon-Rail Railroad
Description:  Interesting roadside display in Moses Lake WA. The 557 is now back in Alaska. The X494 caboose is in Cashmere. The SPS car got repainted to some other scheme.
Photo Date:  4/15/1981  Upload Date: 8/1/2012 8:11:44 PM
Location:  Moses Lake, WA
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Station,Steam
Locomotives:  ARR 557(2-8-0)
Views:  730   Comments: 1
Mon-Road Railroad 557
Title:  Mon-Road Railroad 557
Description:  Built by Baldwin in Dec 1944 for the US Army #3523. It came to Alaska Railroad in 1945 as 557. Retired in June 1963. Sold to Michaelson Steel & Supply in Everett Wa. in 1964. Owner Monte Holm moved the engine to Moses Lake Wa in the late 1960's and created this 210ft long railroad...Mon-Road Railroad. In late 2011 the 557 was being returned to the Alaska Railroad and is there now as of Jan 2012.
Photo Date:  4/15/1981  Upload Date: 8/1/2012 8:12:55 PM
Location:  Moses Lake, WA
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  ARR 557(2-8-0)
Views:  1104   Comments: 1
Mon-Road Railroad X494
Title:  Mon-Road Railroad X494
Description:  This caboose was moved to Cashmere Wa. sometime ago. An ex-BN steel caboose is the replacement
Photo Date:  4/15/1981  Upload Date: 8/1/2012 8:13:52 PM
Location:  Moses Lake, WA
Author:  S.L. Dixon
Categories:  RollingStock
Views:  213   Comments: 0

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