The engineer is expelling steam through valves at the bottom of the piston cylinders. This allows any condensed water in the cylinders to be expelled with the steam. This is usually done when the... (more)
The SP&S 700, built in May 1938 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, stands proudly amoungst Alco-product NKP 324, constructed 17 years later originally for the Utah Railway.
Despite the looks of things on the date it occurred, most would think that this is the ORHF's annual Holiday Express. That is not the truth. This past October, PRPA-founder and SP&S 700 volunteer ... (more)
SPS 700 was fired up in honor of Chris Mclarney, a key member of the Pacific Railroad Preservation Association. After blowing steam at AMTK 11, the 700 put on a good show on the Oregon Pacific Oa... (more)
In honor of Chris Mclarney, the Friends of SP&S 700 and Oregon Pacific railroad teamed up to run this Memorial Special in his honor. Chris was a key player in the upkeep and restoration of the SPS... (more)
A view inside the cab, from the fireman's side, of Spokane Portland & Seattle E-1 class 4-8-4 700.
(Oregon Rail Heritage Center, Portland, Oregon, August 22, 2015)
Having never seen 2/3 of the locomotives in this building before today, it was a truly magnificent experience, and the facilities and people here are top notch. They aren't arrogant by any stretc... (more)
After a morning of attendance at a BNSF Christmas Event in Downtown Vancouver, the SP&S 700 leads its two car consist back home to its residency at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center.
SP&S Locomotive 621, rebuilt in Portland roundhouse from SP&S Locomotive 107. The original locomotive was built in August 1910 (Class D-1 4-6-0). Locomotive re-entered service on December 22, 19... (more)
Onlookers view the 700 through their cell phones as the Holiday Express departs Oaks Park.
The SP&S 700 passes a jogger and fellow bicyclist along the Springwater trail as it pulls the ORHF's annual Holiday Express.
The SP&S 700 pulls into Oaks Park Station with the Holiday Express.
The SP&S 700 releases steam from its cylinders before departing with the 2PM Holiday Express.
As bikers pass it along the Springwater Corridor, the SP&S 700 pulls the annual Holiday Express through an S-curve on the Oregon Pacific's East Portland Branch during the noon hour.