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1611 Riverside Avenue
P O Box 432
Hoquiam, WA 98550
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Railroad Camp

In both its building and exhibits, the Polson Museum's Railroad Camp is steadily progressing.

Polson Locomotive #45

Designed to retain the aesthetic, material, and functional qualities of a century-old locomotive shed north of town, Railroad Camp sits in the northeast corner of our property and measures 80 feet by 40. Ribbed with 12x12s milled by director John Larson, the $750,000 structure will someday house many artifacts from the Polson's extensive heavy-machinery collection.

550-Year-Old Douglas Fir

Already on the main floor sits recently-acquired steam locomotive #45 now in process of restoration. Sitting atop a Speed Track on our mezzanine is an impressive 25-foot, 550-year-old Douglas fir. Someday on a flatcar planned for us will sit our 33-ton steam donkey you can see near our rose garden. All will be explained through enlargements from our huge photo collection. Though no one works at Railroad Camp now, you can get a glimpse of what historic logging work once was like.

For more complete information, read Our Railroad Camp Story.