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Date: 09/23/20 23:45
Question about the Skookum
Author: wpamtk

Why don't the "Skookum's" Baldwin builders plates show a date? I'm guessing they're replicas, but still...



Date: 09/24/20 16:22
Re: Question about the Skookum
Author: wabash2800

The loco was stolen or didn't have a title.... <G>

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com

wpamtk Wrote:
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> Why don't the "Skookum's" Baldwin builders plates
> show a date? I'm guessing they're replicas, but
> still...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/24/20 17:27 by wabash2800.



Date: 09/25/20 14:12
Re: Question about the Skookum
Author: wpamtk

That was a strange reply...
The engine has Baldwin builders plates that show the construction number, but no date.
I thought it was rather odd.



Date: 09/25/20 14:13
Re: Question about the Skookum
Author: wabash2800

Agreed. It was meant in humor, that is why I put the <G> after it, that means "grin" in computer lingo.


I would think that Martin ("LoggerHogger") would answer you question.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/25/20 15:53 by wabash2800.



Date: 09/26/20 19:59
Re: Question about the Skookum
Author: elueck

Again,  Martin can give you the proper answer, but I believe that it is because the locomotive was originally sold to the Little River Railroad in Tennessee and was found to be "too heavy" and was returned to Baldwin, where it set for some time before being sold and that when it was sold, Baldwin made up new plates with the same plate number, but left off the actual construction date.



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