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by Fitz
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest from UP on 4014 (Official Video)
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Latest from UP on 4014 (Official Video)

It sure looks good, and new. Hope it all comes together well.
by Fitz
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Explosive packets
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Explosive packets

Been in use for years and years. I remember them going off on the NYC when I was a kid, and I'll be 79 next week.
by Fitz
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skookum 2-4-4-2
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Skookum 2-4-4-2

Here is the photo, courtesy of, and permission of photographer Thomas Schultz. Thanks, man.
by Fitz
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skookum 2-4-4-2
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Skookum 2-4-4-2

Skookum ran under steam this past weekend at the Oregon Coast Scenic. There is a photo on Trainorders of Skookum, McCloud 25 and Polson Logging 2 all three steamed up for the Pete Lerro photo charter. I am so bummed that I am no longer able to just zoom up there for these events.
by Fitz
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skookum 2-4-4-2
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Skookum 2-4-4-2

She's getting closer to operating. Some serious painting done, as seen in another Martin Hansen photo.
by Fitz
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skookum 2-4-4-2
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Skookum 2-4-4-2

I have a couple of shots of her steamup, but they are Martin's and I haven't asked him if I can use them yet. Pete Lerro's charter fees for the OCSR operations are about double what Martin charges for his.
EDIT: Here are the two I was speaking of, with approval of Martin Hansen, photographer.
by Fitz
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Interesting Steam Loco Story Trains Mag
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Very Interesting Steam Loco Story Trains Mag

Martin Hansen posted an article on TO Steam board today. Skookum was fired up yesterday, 9-20 for the first time in 63 years. I sure hope they will run her some on the OCSR before sending her to CA.
by Fitz
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very Interesting Steam Loco Story Trains Mag
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Very Interesting Steam Loco Story Trains Mag

It will soon become operational again, as it is being completely overhauled at the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad in Garibaldi, OR. I have been keeping track of the progress and sure hope I can get a ride up there for its first outings. I try to photograph it when I visit there but it's stuck back in ...
by Fitz
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chinese QJ's on the march this week end
Replies: 15
Views: 1410

Re: Chinese QJ's on the march this week end

There is a video posted today on Trainorders, by Mary McPherson, showing 6988 with train running at various locations.
by Fitz
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non Lifting Injectors
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Non Lifting Injectors

Interesting, Mark, and not many people today have the knowledge or machine skills that you have to create tools to do the job and then do it. Good job.
by Fitz
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4449 April 2018, Close Up Pacing Shot
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: 4449 April 2018, Close Up Pacing Shot

OK, thanks, that's what I was afraid of. Can't just include one from your own computer, it must be resident somewhere on the net such as at YouTube. Oh well, you'll have to take my word for the comparison. I don't do YouTube nor any social media.
by Fitz
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4449 April 2018, Close Up Pacing Shot
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: 4449 April 2018, Close Up Pacing Shot

Millhouse, how did you get that video on here? Can you drag one like a photo? If so I have one on my desktop to illustrate the old (VHS) vs new (Digital).
by Fitz
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2926 Derailment On Eve of First Steam Up - Update on last page 08-08-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 2314

Re: 2926 Derailment On Eve of First Steam Up

This outfit is a class act. I sent them a contribution to assist in the rerailing of 2926. Today I received a hand written card and thank you from Mike Hartshorne, President of the NMSL&RHS. How many other organizations even recognize contributions? I sure wish I could be there when this beauty ...
by Fitz
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UP tracks
Replies: 12
Views: 1144

Re: UP tracks

On the 844/4449 doubleheader from north of Portland to Everett, 844 ran on BNSF trackage, but there may have been rights for both BNSF and UP, as there were UP tracks available, too.
by Fitz
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polson Logging No. 2 now on the Oregon Coast
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Polson Logging No. 2 now on the Oregon Coast

I am just now getting around to looking at the rest of the photos I shot. Here are a couple. The ex-McCloud 25 was also a participant in all of this fun.

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