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Date: 05/02/21 17:56
Skookum performs for the Photogs
Author: jbwest

Last Saturday (May 1) Niles Canyon Railroad hosted a photographers special with 2-4-4-2 "Skookum" to benefit the SP1744 restoration efforts.  I had seen the Skookum at Garibaldi when it was first under steam, and was anxious to see it actually pull a train.  NCR did a good job, the weather was reasonably cooperative, and as far as I could tell everyone had a good time.  Most folks were masked and doing a reasonable job of social distancing (plenty of extra seats on the chase train).  Here are three pix hot off the press, so to speak: (1) under the UP, (2) approaching Niles, and (3) the last runby just west of Sunol station.  More pix can be found here:

https://chasingtrains.smugmug.com/Current-Events/Skookum-on-the-Niles-Canyon/

JBWX



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/02/21 17:58 by jbwest.








Date: 05/02/21 18:57
Re: Skookum performs for the Photogs
Author: ChrisCampi

Very nice! The Niles pic is the best I've scene of that area.



Date: 05/02/21 19:00
Re: Skookum performs for the Photogs
Author: refarkas

Photo three is a gem!
Bob



Date: 05/02/21 19:03
Re: Skookum performs for the Photogs
Author: IC_2024

JB West, I did the trip in December! Kind of wanted to do this one, too, but got in off a late #5 the night before and just wanted to sleep in!

Great photos— love that engine!!



Date: 05/02/21 19:34
Re: Skookum performs for the Photogs
Author: callum_out

Beautiful engine, great shots and nice to see the teething problems worked out.

Out 



Date: 05/03/21 04:02
Re: Skookum performs for the Photogs
Author: E25

Wonderful images, JB.  Here and on your Website.

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Date: 05/03/21 04:22
Re: Skookum performs for the Photogs
Author: jmbreitigan

Outstanding work here and on smugmug.
John



Date: 05/03/21 13:39
Re: Skookum performs for the Photogs
Author: PennRailVideos

Nice looking train!



Date: 05/03/21 14:35
Re: Skookum performs for the Photogs
Author: wpdude

Second shot is image of the year! :-) Can it be used as a screen saver??



Date: 05/03/21 21:24
Re: Skookum performs for the Photogs
Author: rgzfan

Magnificent and magical. 



Date: 05/04/21 18:00
Re: Skookum performs for the Photogs
Author: ns1000

NIICE..!!



Date: 05/04/21 22:15
One more.....my favorite.
Author: jbwest

This could have been any one of many locals I worked on back in the day.  It almost makes me feel like I should recognize the guys.  Or the dog.

JBWX




Date: 05/09/21 22:08
Re: One more.....my favorite.
Author: 350

John   Your photo with caboose SP 1101 on a back up move by Skookum in onthe NCY on May 1. On the back platform is the Skookum owner Chris Baldo with his dog Heisler. He is in the middle.   Mike



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