This Space for Rent

Out on the line

OPR803_liberal<- And an ex OP&E SW-1 rots in the sun in the Liberal yard

When I was out bicycling around this afternoon, I rode through Liberal (which appears to have a population of approximately zero) and spotted two Molalla Western Oregon Pacific eng!s sitting in the little yard there (the yard is not more than a mile away from end of track now that the last three miles into Molalla have been lifted.) #602 (an ex Bamberger, ex Oregon, Pacific & Eastern SW-8) doesn’t look like it’s going to be used in the near future – perhaps it’s being kept as a spare parts engine for the working eng!?