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TWO SPOT LOCOMOTIVE
SEDRO WOOLLEY , Washington
The Two Spot is a sentimental favorite to old timers in the area and their descendants because it reminds them of the days before the Great Depression when the PS&BR was the local David that Ed English and the Dempsey brothers launched in 1906 to challenge Goliath, James J. Hill's Great Northern Railroad.

They built their trackage in 1905 to parallel the earlier line and today's John Liner road north of town follows the old roadbed as does portions of Hwy 20. The ballast for that rail line was provided by a young fellow who went on to fashion a modest career himself, Henry J. Kaiser.

Narrow Escape:
In 1923 or '24, the woods locomotive was puffing down the switchback above Dempsey's Camp One, the headquarters, with the string of eighty-foot boom sticks loaded on the old-fashioned trucks, equipped only with hand brakes. The train passed the switch and started down the second switchback, which passed the camp and shop, the loads were ahead. Unknown to the train crew, the six head loads cut loose in a curve and took off hell-bent for election on their own.
Today, in Bingham Park, hard by the westerly city limits of Sedro-Woolley, you will find the Two-Spot, an old steam logging locomotive, once queen of the Puget Sound & Baker River Railroad [PS&BR, actually Railway]. In the words of former Mayor "Puss" Stendal: "Sedro-Woolley's bread and butter wagon has come home to stay,"
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The first sweet, homey strains of that famous WHISTLE were heard during the year of 1913 as she puffed her way down the Skagit Valley over the logging road from Hamilton on through Sedro-Woolley, to the Riverside log dump near Mt. Vernon (close to the present old Highway 99 bridge) with her-thirty-two to thirty-five loads of green gold. CLICK the whistle in photo below.
by: Vern 6/29/2017
by: Vern 6/29/2017
by: Vern 6/29/2017
Vern 6/29/2017
by: Vern 6/29/2017
by: Vern
by: Vern 6/29/2017
by: Vern 6/29/2017
by: Vern
by: Vern 6/29/2017
This webmaster of this page:  Vern Bouwman,
Took these photos on Sunday July 9, 2017.

Harry Osborne
Memorial Park
TWO
SPOT