McCloud #25 Arrives in Tillamook

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shay2305

Engineer
March 31, 2011 has been the grand finale for the month of March for Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad personnel. As mentioned in an earlier post we moved the Tillamook depot to a new location in the beginning of the month and in the last week we moved the McCloud #25 from McCloud, CA to Tillamook.

On Saturday March 26 about 10 members of OCSR traveled to McCloud to prepare the locomotive for transportation. After watching the snow pile up during the previous week it was in question until the last minute if we would be able to move the locomotive at this time. We arrived to find about three feet of snow on the ground.

Sunday we went to work separating the tender from the engine and removing a few items to lower the overall height for the delivery. Monday morning the first truck arrived and the tender was loaded. The second truck, a 13 axle affair, arrived Monday afternoon. The engine was loaded on Tuesday. Wednesday the locomotive left McCloud for the last time and arrived in Tillamook Thursday morning.

OCSR crews spent about 8 hours building ramps, unloading and cleaning up in order to get #25 back on the rail. I've attached a couple of photos from the unloading. We are excited to get the #25 in service by May. In the mean time the #25 is on display in the Tillamook Air Museum.
 

GE Power

New Member
You folks have really had an eventful March. Congratulations.

Did you take any closer pictures of the tractor and trailer with the locomotive load? I would be interested in seeing a picture like that.

Looks a little wet in Tillamook today.

John Van Amburg
Auburn, WA
 

shay2305

Engineer
Those are the only pictures that I have, my wife took them. I was busy working to get the engine unloaded. There are pictures on another forum that can be viewed. If you are on Facebook we have some pictures on the OCSR page.
 

GE Power

New Member
Those are the only pictures that I have, my wife took them. I was busy working to get the engine unloaded. There are pictures on another forum that can be viewed. If you are on Facebook we have some pictures on the OCSR page.
Thanks for responding. Good luck in your project.

John Van Amburg
Auburn, WA
 

No-Defects

Are You A Defective Fomar
Is the plan to have this engine running in May? I may have to check this out if I'm still working on the coast by then!
 

shay2305

Engineer
Our plans are to make what minor repairs are needed and perform the annual inspection in time for the start of the season in May.
 

Zoohogger

Whistle Pig
Wife taken Photo

I really like the picture of the whole thing by the hanger. We always think of trains as big, but compared to a blimp.... well just be glad we aren't trying to make model blimp hangers in our basement. Tell her I said that is a nice photo.
 

Zoohogger

Whistle Pig
Blimp Hanger

25 is on the rails there.

Also, you can't see it in your photo, but on the beam above the door, some joker put up a basket ball hoop. It's an impressive building.
 

Steve Thompson

New Member
Maybe a fund raiser with catapults and basketballs! That building is huge, just driving by it makes me feel like I've been shrunk.


Again, I'll say, I can hardly wait to see her running. We'll be up this summer.

Steve
 

weekendrailroader

Guy with the green hat
Talked to a friend today who had just returned from a trip to California. While he didn't ride the trains at Disneyland, he did say that, on the trip north between California and Oregon, he passed an oversized load. He looked at it, and it was a LOCOMOTIVE!:D I figure it was #25.:)
 




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