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Skookum 2-4-4-2

Postby Millhouse » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:49 pm

Martin Hansen on Facebook today posted a link of this engine painted and running. Go look his name up, the post is public!
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Re: Skookum 2-4-4-2

Postby Fitz » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:07 pm

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.
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Re: Skookum 2-4-4-2

Postby Mark D » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:38 am

I just LOVE it when people see a pile of scrap metal and in their minds know it can become what it once was for future generations to witness and enjoy. It's done with cars all the time, but railroad equipment? Pretty rare comparatively, and especially when it is a one of a kind.
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Re: Skookum 2-4-4-2

Postby Fitz » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:51 pm

She's getting closer to operating. Some serious painting done, as seen in another Martin Hansen photo.
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Re: Skookum 2-4-4-2

Postby John Bohon » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:55 am

Oddly enough I am not really that surprised somebody finally has put this one together. Even in the seventies living in the east I knew a guy who was very interested in restoring this engine for a proposed tourist operation that eventually went to another operator. I did not really have any idea at the time what locomotive he was talking about. There has apparently always been an almost cult following for this little guy. It is a fascinating little engine with an even more fascinating history. I am glad the right person came along and pulled off an almost impossible restoration to imagine. This restoration is sort of in the league with some of the Berry Scrap yard engines that have been restored in England. The people funding and doing the work deserve all the credit they get and more.

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Re: Skookum 2-4-4-2

Postby Fitz » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:31 pm

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.
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Re: Skookum 2-4-4-2

Postby Millhouse » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:25 pm

I saw the photos...the final colors look very Texas and Pacific / Great Northern with that sharp green they painted her boiler (the rest of her is black).

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Re: Skookum 2-4-4-2

Postby Fitz » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:19 pm

Here is the photo, courtesy of, and permission of photographer Thomas Schultz. Thanks, man.
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Re: Skookum 2-4-4-2

Postby John Bohon » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:59 am

I think the colors represent the way the engine was delivered from Baldwin. This restoration is an incredible accomplishment.

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Re: Skookum 2-4-4-2

Postby Kevin Gilliam » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:46 pm

Fitz wrote: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.


Saying that it "ran under steam" is a little misleading. It moved under its own power a grand total of about 1000ft.....when, mostly, no one was around. Still work to do...

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Re: Skookum 2-4-4-2

Postby Kevin Gilliam » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:47 pm

John Bohon wrote:I think the colors represent the way the engine was delivered from Baldwin. This restoration is an incredible accomplishment.

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yep. Baldwin green matched from samples.

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Re: Skookum 2-4-4-2

Postby Mark D » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:48 am

For those who might be able to attend, there will be one more chance to see or ride behind or both Skookum next March.
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