Northbound at South Junction
South of Madras at Culver
At South Junction
Returning to Portland on a crisp Central Oregon fall morning.
The SP4449 throttles up over the Willow Creek Trestle for a photo run-by opportunity for it's passengers during it's sold out excursion to Bend and back on it's way back to Portland.
Deschutes Steam Special - SP 4449 led 12 beautiful cars through the scenic Oregon Trunk on a two day excursion. Great weather, wonderful people, amazing crew and a a beautiful train provided for a... (more)
Willow Creek Trestle is one of the tallest bridges I have ever seen. The impressive silver steel structure passes high over the desert valley floor. In the background, the little town of Madras ba... (more)
BNSF's Oregon Trunk is one of the few places left where manifest trains are commonplace. 5 locomotives, 4 on the front and one on the rear, pull a train up onto the high desert in eastern Oregon.
Arriving in Madras on the way to Bend, OR. This trip marked the return of the 4449 to Freedom Train colors due to Sept. 11, 2001. The auxiliary tender is in black and lettered "Let's Roll" in hono... (more)
SP 4449 puts on a good show for the passengers.
SP 4449 picks up speed after a photo runby on the other side of Madras.
Crossing the Willow Creek Trestle west of Madras, for a Photo runby. - Kudos to BNSF for allowing the runby.
The UP E-units with a Portland-Bend passenger special at Madras.
Photo Runby on trip to Bend, Oregon.