It was retired and abandoned in place in a forest following a derailment in 1955.
As of September 2018, it is nearing completion of restoration to operating condition at the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad shop in Garibaldi, Oregon. Its first steaming was the following month, but not before problems with its bottom-end (that of the low-pressure engine) were encountered. Afterwards, back to the shop it went, and once the problems are ironed out, Skookum will (hopefully) return to service by the end of 2018. It was completed in early 2019 and ran on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. It is in full operating condition. It was sent to the Niles Canyon Railway to be run regularly in July of 2019.