Old Chet,' steam engine for the Vernonia South Park and Sunset Steam RR

Title

Old Chet,' steam engine for the Vernonia South Park and Sunset Steam RR

Description

Black and white image of a steam engine sitting on the tracks, mostly likely near Banks, Oregon. The Vernonia, South Park and Sunset Steam Railroad was a nonprofit venture that ran a tourist and excursion train from Banks to Vernonia in the last half of the 1960s. Supposedly named for its first engineer, Chet Alexander, the engine, #105, was built in 1925 and originally pulled trains that transported lumber from mills in Vernonia and Manning. Salvaged and restored for use by the V. S. P. and S. Steam Railroad, the train was In operation from 1965 to 1969, when the V. S. P. and S. folded. The engine was last known to be in storage in Merrill, Oregon. See WCM_012932, WCMpic_012939, and WCMpic_012940 for more images of this train.

Date Created

circa 1964-1969

Medium

photographic prints

Identifier

WCMpic_012936

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. To inquire about permissions, order a reproduction, or for more information, please contact the Washington County Museum at librarian@washingtoncountymuseum.org.