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Southern Pacific 4449

Probably the classiest steam locomotive still in operation in the US if not the world. It lives in Portland Oregon. It is most famous for the American Freedom Train locomotive during the 1970's

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One of my favorite Steam locomotives, the Southern Pacific 4449. It is seen at Brooks, Oregon (Near the Oregon Electric Railway Museum) returning from Sacramento a few year ago, (92) or-4449-01.jpg (18912 bytes)4449 being pulled by SP units at Willamette Pass, Oregon, near Cascade Summit.
SP4449-5.jpg (37952 bytes)Not quite sure of the location, I am guessing this is either Albany or Hillsboro, OR. from several years ago. sp4449-salem-090203-08.jpg (73878 bytes)In 2003 4449 was repainted in it's American Freedom Train colors, and paid a visit to the Oregon State Fair. (9/02/03)
sp4449-statefair-082903-04.jpg (101190 bytes)The proud locomotive on display at the State Fair. (8/29/03) SP4449-statefair2002-07.jpg (80772 bytes)Visitors reading the history of the locomotive. (8/29/03)
Holiday Light train at Oaks Park, in Portland, OR (12/12/09) In Portland Oregon joining UP 844 (5/12/07)
4449 with 844 in Portland (5/12/07) 4449 with 844 in Portland (5/12/07)
4449 at speed at Ridgefield, WA (5/12/07)  

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