© Bruce Evans
Type of Equipment:
Washington Iron Works
Craig Lumber Company, Philo, CA
Roots of Motive Power
The 3451 Washington Iron Works, Seattle, yarder was built in September of 1922 and worked at the Craig Lumber Company in Philo, CA from 1946 to 1950. The engine is similar to the 3404 (both built 1922) but has 12″ x 14″ cylinders whereas the 3404 “California Standard” simplex yarder has 12″ x 17″ cylinders. It also has an extended firebox, but the greatest difference is the two-speed friction assembly on the wide-faced mainline drum.
It was donated by Marion and Angela Prather, and was moved to Roots on July 5th, 1991.