Rayonier: Clallam District
Created 10/8/06
3 truck shay #10 on display at the north end of Forks. (9/23/05)
This rail (upper photo) and tie (lower photo) were found at the junction of RY-6000 RD and RY-9000 RD.
Here, the grade came out of the brush, crossed the 6000 RD, and became the 9000 RD heading
eastbound. It would appear that recent construction on a bypass of the 9000 RD starting at the 6000 RD
uncovered these two objects. (7/14/06)
The pictures shown below are of the trestle that crossed Ellis Creek, on the mainline, and the last one to be used by
the company before they pulled out. I must say, as these pictures also show, that this is the most intact logging railroad
trestle I have ever found. Besides the stringers, there are a couple of ties left in place as well. Also, note the flashing
between the piling and piling caps, indicative of later built trestles in the Pacific Northwest. (7/4/06)
The pictures shown below are of the bridge that the RY 6000 road used to cross the Hoko River. Even though this is
not a railroad bridge, this bridge was truly a work of art when it was built, and was built 4 stringers wide to give lowboys
enough room to maneuver on the bridge. Also, note the steps in one of the pictures. These steps were carved on the
west end of the bridge, and allowed for people to walk across at one time, even after the fill approach on the east end
was removed. Unfortunately, one of the stringers has already fallen into the water. (7/4/06)
This speeder car body was found alongside the old mainline north of Dickey Camp, at the junction of the RY-9000
road and the RY-9500 road. As you can see, the floor is missing. However, the benches and grab rails on the ends still
wait for someone to use them on another day's journey. Also, note the backpack sprayer can still mounted in place.
The line of moss coming off of it and strung against the roof is actually the hose which is still attached. During the end
of operations it is likely that the body was removed and tossed aside, while the metal underframe was taken out for
scrap. (4/20/07)
In a point about halfway between Dickey Camp and Old Ozzette Camp, a mainline came off, crossed the South Fork of
the Dickey River, and continued on to the area around Dickey Lake. This remarkable trestle was the crossing of the
South Fork of the Dickey River. Though the waterway has tried its best to knock the trestle down, it still stands, even
with advanced stages of rot. In the main channel itself however, only one piling stands. After crossing the river, the
grade split. A short spur followed the west bank of the river for a little ways, while the mainline joined up and became
the RY-9000 a little ways down. (1/20/07)
This tie still lies where it was cast off of the short spur on the west side of the South Fork of the Dickey
River. Note the seedling Douglas-fir growing up in it. Who says creosote inhibits plant growth. (1/20/07)
The trestle spike seen in this photo exists in what remains of a very small creek crossing on the spur on
the west side of the river. Here, 2 logs were placed across the stream and used as stringers, with the ties
laid on top of them. (1/20/07)
This rail lies alongside the mainline between the trestle crossing of the South Fork of the Dickey river
and the joining with the RY-9000 road. (1/20/07)
Back To Clallam County
Although Goodyear Logging Company was bought out by Bloedel Donovan, which in turn was bought out by Rayonier,
the areas of operations of all three of these were for the most part separate. Therefore, Goodyear's and Bloedel
Donovan's pics and information will appear on different pages.
Hoko Mainline:
Here you can see that snow and falling
limbs have finally collapsed the
speeder. Notice the grab handle on
the fourth picture. The last picture is of
a can found nearby.(01/12/11)
Rayonier's mainline left the log dump at Sekiu and traveled along the Strait of Juan De Fuca to just a little bit east of
the mouth of the Hoko River. From here it turned to the south and  joined up with the Hoko River. It then ran along
the Hoko River until a little bit before it crossed HWY 112. Immediately after crossing HWY 112, the mainline began a
very long trestle to cross the Hoko River, and begin running along it's western bank. The mainline paralleled the
Hoko River on the opposite side of the river from the Hoko Ozette Road until Browns Creek and the Hoko River falls.
Here, the road crosses the river, and soon after the grade crossed the road to run between it and the river all of the
way into Hoko Camp. The mainline continued paralleling the Hoko River for about a mile and a half. Here, the 2E
mainline split off. About a mile past this the mainline crossed the Hoko River again to run along its northeastern bank.
After crossing the RY-6000 road, the mainline begins a turn to the south, and just before crossing the RY-9000 road
the grade makes a turn to the SW to Dickey Camp. After crossing Skunk Creek SW of Dickey Camp, the mainline
begins to follow the Dickey River on its eastern side, down along Tyee Ridge, and crossing the D-2000 road. It keeps
running to the SW from here until it just about reaches the RY-5000 road, just east of the 5100 junction. From here it
turns nearly 180 degrees and runs into Rayoniers huge, old sort yard.
These pictures show the beginning of the long trestle to cross the Hoko River.
This is taken from HWY 112.(02/17/08)
These two pictures show the remains of the Brown's Creek trestle, which was torn down.
These remains are located on the SW side of the creek after crossing it.(04/27/08)
This rail is shown along the grade just to the SW of the above trestle remains.(04/27/08)
This tie pile lies in a section of the grade that has been cleared for the recent pit and logging activity. Note
the spikes and plates still in place.(04/27/08)
This rail plate was found just a little bit away from the tie pile.(04/27/08)
These two pieces of metal were found near the current rock pit, and could possibly have
come off of a rail car.(04/27/08)
In this stretch, a section of the grade was converted into a logging road, just south of the rock
This rail joiner was found on the grade after it crossed the Hoko Ozette Road. There is a siding that ran
along here as well.(04/27/08)
This tie was found a little bit south of the rail joiner shown above.(04/27/08)