“Skookum” #7 Back On The Rails
15 year restoration complete on 1909 Baldwin Locomotive Skookum #7.
Skookum #7 was originally purchased by the Whitney Logging Company of Astoria, Oregon in 1910. The Native American name of “Skookum” was given to the locomotive in honor of its the powerful, sturdy, tough and durable nature.
Locomotive #7 is a continuous pressure Baldwin 2-4-4-2 Mallet steam locomotive built in 1909. The high pressure steam is used twice, once in the first set of cylinders and then reduced into a second set of larger cylinders to get the most power possible in one continuous motion.
The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad is a historic railway and a subsidiary of the Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad.
Let us know if you have had the chance to see this restored beauty. We would love to hear about your experience!