After a late start, SP 4449 really picks up the speed as it passes wildflowers of the Colombia River Gorge.
Following a two hour delay at Portland Union Station, SP 4449 has the 2017 Cascades Daylight underway as it approaches the Willamette River and the first of many bridges it will cross during this ... (more)
The engineer of SP 4449 gives a few short tugs on the whistle to the delight of the boaters, who have turned their small-sraft to follow the 1941-built steam locomotive, below as the 2017 Cascades... (more)
With it's journey through the Columbia River Gorge and Deschutes River Canyon complete, SP 4449 catches the last rays of light as it eases the 2017 Cascades Daylight into Bend following a spectacu... (more)
Exiting the iconic, rock tunnel between the "Twin Bridges," SP 4449 gets some smoke on the stack as it works upgrade in the Deschutes River Canyon on the point of the Friends of the SP 4... (more)
Passing the abandoned beet loader at Sargent with old style beet racks on the drawbar.
SP 4449 is approaching Cook, WA. The excursion from Bend to Portland is running a few hours late due to speed restrictions due to the 100 degree heat.
Following a 1 1/2 hour delay at Maupin due to a medical emergency onboard, SP 4449 is back on the move and seen continuing its journey through Deschutes River Canyon as it leads the 2017 Cascades ... (more)
At UP's ex-DRGW North Yard in Denver, a workman sands a big GE AC for its next run into the Rocky Mountains with coal empties.
SP 6788 East, a manifest headed for the yard at West Colton, CA, grinds its way up the relentless grade at Bealville in the heart of the Tehachapi Mountains. The smooth, rounded sides of the mount... (more)
Running almost 5 hours late, Southern Pacific 4449 runs through Bingen, WA at track speed on its journey to Bend, OR
Laying down some smoke, SP 4449 takes its train to the wye at Redmond, Or to be turned.
SP power in town tied up for the day. Local power on the Rabbit was generally older power on the SP.