Columbia River Belt Line #7 "Skookum" Leads its Train Past the Sempahore Signals as it makes its way into Sunol Depot During the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Excursions.
The Pacific Locomotive Association. Here, the crews from the Pacific Locomotive Association (dba, the Niles Canyon Railway) pose with the two big articulated locos that performed this day f... (more)
Double-headed, compound, articulated Mallets. Here's a head-on view of Columbia River Belt Line #7 "Skookum" and Clover Valley Lumber Company #4 charging westbound with a mixed freight in t... (more)
A rare event in the 21st century. There are not many articulated steam locomotives left in running condition in the year 2020. You can pretty much count them on one set of fingers. So ... (more)
Skookum with a string of empties. Columbia River Belt Line #7 "Skookum" charges compass west up the hill at Vallejo Mill (MP 30.3) with a string of empty log bunks destined for a ... (more)
Columbia River Belt Line Railway #7 "Skookum". Here's a close-up, low-angle view of "Skookum" as she brings her newly turned log train onto the wye in the Niles Yard. N... (more)
Log train over Alameda Creek. Columbia River Belt Line Railway #7 "Skookum" hauls her demonstration log train over Farwell Bridge, crossing Alameda Creek on a sunny, February morn... (more)
"Skookum" struts her stuff. When the very unique Columbia River Belt Line #7 "Skookum" emerged from her near total restoration in late 2018, she had issues. It was as if she enjoyed being ... (more)
Checked on No. 7 The Skookum now located on the Niles Canyon Railway while I was up there. The steam shop door was open and it was getting some sun and waiting to get back out on the rails. No 3 w... (more)
Maintenance on a steam engine is a full time even on the all volunteer Nile Canyon Railway. No.7 the 2-4-4-2 Skookum is getting taken care of as it rests in the Steam Shop at Btightside Yard.
Columbia River Belt Line 2-4-4-2 7 (better known as "Skookum") shows off its profile just after sunrise.
Columbia River Belt Line 2-4-4-2 7 (aka Skookum) lays down the perfect plume while on a photo runby northeast of Wheeler.
Skookum (Columbia River Belt Line 2-4-4-2 7) takes an empty log train through the woods. (In reality, suburbia and U.S. 101 are just off to the left).
Skookum (Columbia River Belt Line 2-4-4-2 7) rolls across a timber bridge that looks like it can barely support the wight of the locomotive near Wheeler.
The Columbia River Belt Line Railway #7, aka The Skookum, is being nudged on to the ramp leading to the trailer that will take it to The Niles Canyon Railway in Sunol California. This unique earl... (more)