4449 did three runbys before continuing back to Owosso.
Second trip of the 4449 from Owosso is underway. The crowds chasing these trains were unlike anything I've ever seen before. I am thankful the highways are "grid like" with almost no pacing avai... (more)
Well, since NO ONE else is going to post photos from the Owosso steam gathering....:-) Here, 4449 was grinding to a halt with a sticking brake on a coach.
The SP Daylight puts on a spectacular show, as it rockets through North Star, on it's first journey towards Alma, MI. Despite the weather, plenty of railfans were still out on the chase!
NKP 765, PM 1225 and Little River Railroad 110, watch in envy as SP 4449 takes it the night lights.
4449 dashes along Lake Pepin on her way from Chicago to Minneapolis. The haze and a lone cloud (casting a shadow over the P42 and first few passenger cars) didn't allow this to turn out quite as w... (more)
SP 4449 rests on the turntable, as Pere Marquette 1225 watches over the nights events.
Just barely fits. With only inches to spare, the turntable operator gets ready to put Southern Pacific 4-8-4 4449 away at the end of another typical day hauling commuters through southern C... (more)
SP 4449 spends the night in Milwaukee.
Before the crowds... The grounds at SRI were virtually empty the day before TrainFestival 2009 began as only steam crews milled about, taking care of the visiting engines, including (l-r) S... (more)
Pere Marquette 1225 stands by as 4449 takes a spin on the turntable.
Justin Tracy (that's him wearing PINK) fires 4449 into Minneapolis Junction, and the end of the landmark trip to Michigan. 4449 will call "The Junction" home for the next three months.
4449 steams through a classic photo location in St. Paul
4449 is doing some FAST running along the CPR's River Sub heading towards St. Paul.