SP 4449 rolls over the Lake Oswego Railroad Bridge over the Willamette River, towing the train use to carry the Chairman of Genesee and Wyoming.
Old vs new as this 1941 built steam locomotive passes the new Max extension to Milwaukee
It is true that even railroaders can have the energy and impulse to be comical after a day's work. Such was the case after the 4449's spur of the moment run on the Portland & Western to Tigard. Th... (more)
After carrying several distinguished Genessee & Wyoming corporate figures on a run between Milwaukie and Tigard, the SP 4449 leads its short consist of four passenger cars tender first back to the... (more)
It was one for the books as SP 4449 ran to Tigard via Milwaukee on the UP and Portland & Western. The run was for the Tigard Yard commemoration and had some important people from Genesee & Wyoming... (more)
Southern Pacific 4-8-4 No. 4449 undergoes work in preparation for a big June excursion while Spokane, Portland & Seattle No. 700 undergoes its 1472-day inspection at the Oregon Rail Heritage Cente... (more)
On the next to last day of its trip, the Louisiana World's Fair Daylight prepares for departure from Sacramento. Because of mechanical problems, the train would not reach Klamath Falls, Oregon for... (more)
The first of the "Toxic Daylight" specials operated on Labor Day Weekend 1991 heads for Dunsmuir. The trains were run for public relations following the derailment at Cantara Loop earlie... (more)
Steaming to the First Sacramento Rail Fair. A Roger Puta Photograph
Steaming To the First Sacramento Rail Fair A Roger Puta Photograph
Sunday in the Park with Doyle*How I spent my third anniversary: Southern Pacific GS-4 class 4-8-4 4449, with SP SD40E 7342 as a helper, crosses Stenner Creek Trestle as it blasts i... (more)
Southern Pacific 4449 is working hard as it climbs Vincent Hill on its way to Los Angeles. I’ve read that the crew came very close to cutting in the tender booster to crest the grade. That’s a sig... (more)
After the World’s Fair Daylight with Southern Pacific 4449 conquered the famed Tehachapi grade with the aid of a pair of diesel helpers, the stage was set for the real show to take place. T... (more)
Displaying the train number of the San Joaquin Daylight, Southern Pacific GS-4 4449 leads the World’s Fair Daylight toward Los Angeles.