Picture1Several years ago a “frog”  and switch machine were removed from the YPRHS siding of the Portland and Western RR yards.  This eliminated any opportunity to move additional equipment.  The frog in (1) above was donated by Rich Samuels of the Oregon Pacific RR in Portland and hauled to the site by Bill Bain.  Recently Bruce Trask of the Albany & Eastern RR Co. supervised and worked with  (he called them the “A Team”), to  install the frog and a ground throw switch machine.   To watch them was to witness a professional crew in action.  We are most thankful to Rick Franklin  and Company for their diligence and donation above and beyond.  With the switch replacement  we can locate #8 by moving “Cliff” and crane car to