The Spokane Portland & Seattle 700 enters Southern Pacific rail at East Portland after a test run to Wishram, Washington on Burlington Northern.
I wanna go outside!
SP&S No. 700 gazes out the window of the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, anxious to head back out on the high iron. Unfortunately, for now, No. 700 is unable as i... (more)
Spokane, Portland & Seattle 700 leads a train towards Spokane on the second day of a four-day Portland, Ore.-to-Spokane, Wash. round trip. Alas, the locomotive would only make it through three of ... (more)
The Empire Builder departs Portland. With a loud hiss of steam from her cylinder cocks, the Portland to Spokane segment of Great Northern's Empire Builder gets underway in the Portland Yard... (more)
In full afterburner! Looking a bit like she's got a JATO bottle stuffed in the back of her trailing truck, the Spokane, Portland & Seattle's big Northern #700 flies past the Oregon Rail Her... (more)
Running wind sprints. Doing photo run-bys with Spokane, Portland & Seattle #700 in the Portland Yard is a bit like taking an Indy Car to the drag races. We've got a machine that was built ... (more)
400 Tons of Baldwin Muscle. Weighing in at 871,550 lbs fully loaded with tender, and wielding just under 70,000 lbs of tractive effort, the massive Spokane, Portland & Seattle #700 sits ste... (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)
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.
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.