Si. wrote: Skookum being rebuilt in OCSR shop, Garibaldi, Ore, June 2015.
Photo courtesy of Rich Gitsch.
Really glad to see this loco being rebuilt. It was purchased by one Charlie Morrow in the late 1950's and moved to what was the Snoqualmie Railroad Museum, a pretty down at the heels operation when I was a regular visitor in the 1960's.
The Skookum sat, disassembled, in the weeds for decades.
The Snoqualmie museum is now the Northwest Railway Museum and seems to be much better funded and organized than when Charlie was the driving force.
Jack Posted this interesting story & photo in another Thread.
Thought I'd re-Post it here as well.
" The 2-4-4-2 is one of my favorite prototype locomotives.
Soon one of the remaining ones will be operating on the Oregon Scenic Railroad a tourist line out of Tillamook, Oregon.
I had last saw it in pieces laying on the ground at Snoqualmie Falls, WA back in the middle 1960's and after all these years it finally will be operating again soon.
It was originally built for the Little River Railroad at Townsend.
TN and then later went to the Carlisle Lumber Co. at Onalaska, WA and ended up on the Deep River Logging Co. at Deep River, WA.
In 1955 it derailed while backing up on a short trestle and landed on its side in a steam bed.
Since the railroad only had a few months of work left they decided to just leave it there in the woods.
A railfan bought it from the scrappers as is and they had to remove it in pieces since by this time the tracks had been removed and there were no roads nearby.
It was Construction #33463 built in 1909 and weighed 71 tons and had a traction effort of 27,430 lbs."
Si: Here is a link to the Oregon Scenic Railroad's Facebook Page which shows some pictures of the Skookum and under videos are a few videos showing a GN diesel towing the Skookum on the tracks near the WW2 blimp hanger where I believe this locomotive is stored along with a few of the other steam locos that they have. https://www.facebook.com/pg/OregonCoastScenicRR/videos/?ref=page_internal These photos only appear on their Facebook page and not under their regular website. Jack M.