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Skookum being rebuilt in OCSR shop, Garibaldi, Ore, June 2015.

Photo courtesy of Rich Gitsch.

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Si. wrote: Skookum being rebuilt in OCSR shop, Garibaldi, Ore, June 2015.

Photo courtesy of Rich Gitsch.

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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.  

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Hi Jack :wave:



Nice Post !

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."





Thanks Jack !



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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.

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You guys are killing me here.

I have my machine shop all set up, and I am re-learning my skills (and learning some new ones), and thinking that not too far down the road it will be time to build a locomotive.

The first one in almost 40 years.  

I thought I would start with something simple.  Like a little mogul, probably with Stephenson valve gear, straight top boiler, etc.  1/4" scale.  

But this little mallet is just so pretty.  Having seen her in the weeds for several years, I feel I have a bit of a connection.  

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CRAP!!!

I found a left side elevation, to scale (but not specified), in the "as-delivered" paint.  Or, at least, the colors as determined by whoever made the drawing.

Knowing the driver size and cylinder size, scaling the drawing is a piece of cake.

Guys, this could get serious.

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Aaaaargghhh!!!!

Plans for this locomotive appeared in Model Railroader March 1962.

And some evil person on Amazon had a copy!!!

It should arrive in my mail box no later than March 14th.

As a side note...the Little River Logging Company also had the World's smallest pacific.  

It is currently undergoing restoration (or at least covered storage) at the loggers museum here in Aberdeen, WA.   I guess I better spell that out...there might be an Aberdeen, Western Australia.  

That would be Aberdeen, Washington.  

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I may have been mistaken on the Pacific.  It may actually be from a different Little River Logging Co.

There is a locomotive at the Polson Museum.  I will find out what it is.  I thought it was the Little River Pacific, but I seem to be wrong.  Not an unusual situation.

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Yep.  I'm wrong.  The loco here in Aberdeen is the Polson Lumber Co. #45.

A 2-6-2.  It is a cute little number.

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