A new caboose is on its way to the Ballard Railroad today.
Jim Rutabaga posted about the delivery today in the My Ballard Group, saying they loaded it up yesterday from Lake Whatcom Railway, and will deliver it to Ballard today.
A little background: the Ballard Terminal Railroad Company is a one-engine railroad that transports materials from the tracks near Shilshole Bay Marina, where it connects with the BNSF mainline, to Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel on Shilshole Ave. It’s been operating for 110 years, and it consists of just one locomotive numbered 98 and named “Li’l Beaver” after the Ballard High School Beavers. It
only usually runs early in the morning, so you have to be up early to see it in motion.
We’re looking into what time they’ll deliver it today, in case you’re keen to watch.
Photos courtesy Jim Rutabaga