Josh Kaivo has been a railroad professional since 2009 maintaining and overhauling locomotives. Josh was the last Simpson Railroad Mechanic between 2014 and 2015 and has continued his career in the rail industry with other shortline operations in the region. He has been a member of Kitsap Live Steamers since 2000, and has been involved with railroad preservation since 2010 volunteering with The Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad, Northwest Railway Museum, and Stocton Locomotive Works. Josh is an advocate of historic preservation.
Daryl Lund is a Chehalis City Councilman. Daryl has been involved with steam locomotives in both Shelton & Chehalis since the 1970’s and helped start Chehalis and Centralia Railroad Association in 1986. Daryl has been involved in many aspects of the railroad preservation industry over the years including owning several pieces of historic railroad equipment. Daryl is a successful business owner in Lewis County and a strong advocate for the local communities, economic development, and historic preservation.
Joel Hawthorn is a retired postal worker and a railroad enthusiast/photographer who lives with his wife Kathy and two dogs near Shelton, Washington. He has had an interest in documenting the Simpson Railroad since moving to the Mason County area in 1990. His photography has appeared in TRAINS, RAILFAN & RAILROAD magazines and other publications. Joel is the author of the book "SIMPSON RAILROAD - A RECENT HISTORY". He has presented at AUTUMN LEAF and WINTERAIL slide shows and shares his photography on Flickr and Railpictures.net web venues.
Nathan Iversen has been involved in the tourist railway industry since 2014 as a Volunteer with the Northwest Railway Museum & Mount Rainer Scenic Railroad. Nathan also supports the model railroad hobby by volunteering with the Tacoma Northwestern Model Railroad club and repairs model trains in his spare time. Nathan is also an avid photographer.
Efstathios (Stathi) I. Pappas
Efstathios (Stathi) I. Pappas is the Assistant General Manager at Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. Stathi is the owner of Stockton Locomotive Works as well as two steam locomotives, The Santa Cruz Portland Cement #2 and a Narrow Gauge 2-8-0. Stathi is the Former Curator of Collections at Northwest Rail Museum, former Chief Mechanical Officer at Mt Rainier Scenic railroad, and former Machinist for the Roaring Camp railroads. As a former professor of Industrial Archaeology at the University of Nevada, Stathi holds a Master of Science in Industrial Archaeology and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology.
Tracy Moore is a Shelton City Councilwoman. Tracy is on the Shelton historic preservation board and is an advocate of preservation and economic development.
James is a rural mail carrier from Yelm who has had a lifelong interest in railroad history. He is currently serving as the president on the board of his union local. He also shares a love of antique farm and logging machinery with his family. He is a longtime volunteer at the Willow Creek Railroad Museum in Oregon, a 1/8 scale railroad where he helps with track and equipment maintenance.