#1070 was built by the American Locomotive Works In Manchester, NH in February of 1907 for The Northern Pacific Railway and was sent to the Idaho Division for service at Spokane, WA. Around 1925, 1070 was moved to the Tacoma Division. In May, 1950, #1070 was converted from burning coal to burning oil. Around March, 1958, the engine was leased by the NP to The Simpson Lumber Co. in Mc Cleary, WA and then was sold to them around May, 1958. In 1959, The Northwestern Glass Co. in Seattle bought #1070 and stored it until Frank Culp and his brother, Bob, could afford to buy it. In 1963, Frank and Bob Culp bought #1070 from the Glass Co. and began restoration. It was moved to The Puget Sound Railway Historical Association (P.S.R.H.A) in Snoqualmie, WA and stored there until 1972 when Frank and Bob bought a ex-NP branch line from the Burlington Northern that they renamed to The Lake Whatcom Railway.
The 1070 is not currently running but can be viewed in its storage shed.
|1070 at Simpson Lumber Co. in McCleary,
WA in 1959.
In photo (from left to right):
Frank Culp, Charlie Morrow (standing on ground), Bill Sugden, Robert Culp, Leslie Blanchard, Dick Thrash, and Newman Mallet.
|1070 at the
Port of Grays Harbor in Aberdeen, WA 1956
Note: Mount Rainier Scenic Railway's Porter #5 in the background.
|Leaving Wickersham, WA heading north along SR 9, Dec 1991|
|1070 Christmas Train|
|Filming the 1983 Movie The Grey Fox starring Richard Farnsworth|
|Filming the 1983 Movie The Grey Fox.|
|Stopping to let the passengers ride the 100 year old Handcar.|
|1985 Christmas Train climbing Wickersham hill in the snow. (photo by Dennis Handel)|
|1070 headed east to Wickersham through the tunnel with WA State Highway 9 crossing overhead during the summer of 1997. (photo by Ryan Handel)|
|In April, 1988 Burlington Northern Railway had a track washout south of Wickersham, WA due to flooding. They hired 1070 to haul their cars back to Acme, WA. (photo by John Haakonson)|