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News Wire: Locomotive in dispute with Wisconsin museum will move to Oregon

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 2:02 PM

GARIBALDI, Ore. – In a poetic twist to the strained return of a well-known logging 2-8-2, privately owned Saginaw Timber Co. No. 2 will return to the Pacific Northwest, where it spent all of its working career. Its new home will be along the sh...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/07/12-locomotive-in-dispute-with-wisconsin-museum-will-move-to-oregon

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Posted by challenger3980 on Saturday, July 29, 2017 12:23 PM

I am looking forward to having another wonderfully restored and operating Steam Locomotive in my neck of the woods Big Smile

 When buying a home, we had considered a place in Nehalem about 20-30 minutes from the OCSRR, that would have neccesitated a job change, which in view of how things went, may not have been a bad thing.

We ended up buying om Mt. Hood, so volunteering at the OCSRR would now be 3 1/2 hours each way compared to 30 minutes Sigh, making that at bit more inconvenient. My Sister-in-Law and her Husband still live down there, and we go as often as we can, so I may have to take some time out of Fishing and Crabbing to see the locomotive when it does finally get there. 

I am also really looking forward to seeing the "Skookum" when the restoration is completed on it. Some how the Skookum's move to Garibaldi snuck by me, and it was a very pleasant surprise two years ago, when riding the OCS, I took a look in the enginehouse, and saw her in there. I had heard of the Skookum, and a club member(Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club) has a model of her, I had no idea she was in Garibaldi Smile, Wink & Grin

Doug

May your flanges always stay BETWEEN the rails

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