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Cabin Creek Lumber 1, Cabin Creek


This 20 ton class \"A\" Climax was built in 1907, for the Cascade Lumber Company at Easton WA. It later became the Cabin Creek Lumber Company #1. After the boiler wore out, the resourceful mechanics of Cabin Creek Lumber replaced the boiler and steam cylinders with a diesel truck engine. The rest of the running gear was retained, including the 2-speed Climax transmission.

I\'ve read some accounts that the fake \"boiler\" on the front is filled with concrete for weight. However, it seems to actually be a fire box for producing smoke that goes up the fake stack.

The Climax is stored on private property and is difficult to arrange to visit.