SP #4449 often coined "the Most Beautiful Engine in the World" seen here in a Railroad: Southern Pacific RailroadLocomotive: Steam 4-8-4Location: Bannister, Michigan, USALocomotive #: SP 4449Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: July 24, 2009
Spending the night in quiet solitude, the 4449 rests in between trips in the former Milwaukee Road Coach Yard in Chicago.
Under threatening skies SP 4449 returns to Owosso with the last of it's all day excursions during Train Festival 2009.
Rolling around the Grand Ave curve, the SP x4449 is about to take the "Home signal" as it departs Milwaukee for St. Paul, MN
Parked inside the 261 shops in Minneapolis with about an inch clearance on either side.
SP 4449 leads the Friday excursion toward Alma, MI during Train Festival 2009.
The Southern Pacific Daylight X4449 arrives at Milwaukee's Intermodal Station The train is running as the AMTK 971 and will spend the night in Milwaukee before heading for the "Twin Cities".
The SP Daylight passes by one of the many barns that line the tracks.
Good bye Daylight: the old Northern steam locomotive passes by some new houses on Chicago's northwest side. Thirty years ago on the 4449's last visit to the city, this area was more industrial. Ho... (more)
4449 heads west on NS. When it reaches CP 502, it will cut of from the rest of it's train and run light down the IHB.
SP 4449 heads through a super-elevated curve as it nears the Indiana border.
SP 4449 Sets at Franklin Park while a few on-watchers look at the big beast! Thanks to METRA, CP & All the folks that made this possible!
Two fallen flags pause together for a few hours at Metra's Franklin Park depot in suburban Chicago.