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Date: 08/12/19 09:01
Skookum at Niles Canyon
Author: jimB

This weekend, Skookum (Columbia River Belt Line Railway 2-4-4-2 #7) was operating Saturday & Sunday during its guest residency on the Niles Canyon Railroad. These shots are Sunday. The first two shots are backin down light following the regular train, first passing the wig-wags at Brightside and second at Farwell. The third shot is waiting to couple onto the USN GE65T at Niles.

Jim B



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/12/19 10:56 by jimB.








Date: 08/12/19 09:16
Re: Skookum at Niles Canyon
Author: wingomann

Minor correction Jim.  That is a 65 tonner not a 44.  THe PLA/NCRY has examples of GE 44, 65 and 80 tonners. 

Nice pictures.



Date: 08/12/19 10:57
Re: Skookum at Niles Canyon
Author: jimB

Thx. I corrected it.

Jim



Date: 08/12/19 12:40
Re: Skookum at Niles Canyon
Author: JimBaker

Point to remember, GE 44 Tonners do not have front and rear platforms.
That is the quuickest check to ID them.

==The other Jim Baker

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA



Date: 08/12/19 18:14
Re: Skookum at Niles Canyon
Author: SPB

Nice shots.  The Skookum is certainly one clean steam locomotive.

Gerry



Date: 08/12/19 22:51
Re: Skookum at Niles Canyon
Author: weather

Hi, Jim, I now Chris and others at PLA were working on getting the Skookum to steam better.  Is that all behind them now?



Date: 08/13/19 08:27
Re: Skookum at Niles Canyon
Author: jimB

Mike, it would probably be best if one of them responded on that, since I don't have first hand knowledge. It looked like it was doing pretty well.

Jim



Date: 08/18/19 16:42
Re: Skookum at Niles Canyon
Author: jkh2cpu

Love the second shot: it really shows off the
beauty of the livery, and the fine work done
during restoration. That loc is a charmer.

John.



Date: 08/18/19 18:52
Re: Skookum at Niles Canyon
Author: wcamp1472

The biggest improvement to getting it to “steam better”. Is take it from a ‘soaker’ to superheated..
Even a modest amount of superheat would be really noticeable...You don’t have to heat as much “fresh” water
and the draft can be stronger, burning a hotter fire..

IMHO..

W.



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