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Old Jan 19, 2007, 4:51 PM   #1
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Here are two views of Southern Pacific RR's 4449 steam locomotive. The first was shot in 1982 at the opening of the Sacramento Railroad Museum. Many years later, the loco was repainted to pull the American Freedom Train. The second shot shows that paint scheme. The shot was taken in 2002 in Hillsboro, OR where 4449 was pulling the NASA Arttrain.

I haven't seen it but I have it on good authority that 4449 was repainted back to the Orange/Black Daylight color scheme 4449 lives in Portland, now, so I have no excuse for not going over and looking at it!

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Old Jan 19, 2007, 5:09 PM   #2
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Wow, Cal, those are huge machines! Nice shots, too.
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Old Jan 19, 2007, 5:24 PM   #3
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Very nice, especially getting two shots years apart. Do you know when it was built? It looks so modern that at first glance I thought it was diesel-electric.
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Old Jan 19, 2007, 6:13 PM   #4
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I had to dig into my database to see if I had a shot of the manufacturer's plaque and sure enough I did. It was built by Lima Locomotive Works in May, 1941. That makes it four years older than I am.

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Old Jan 19, 2007, 6:34 PM   #5
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That's quite an interesting locomotive Cal. Here's the Wikipedia entry.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Pacific_4449
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They certainly don't have anything like that around here. Very nice shots.

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Old Jan 19, 2007, 9:24 PM   #7
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Hey, Selvin, You've got that little trrain that runs from LaHaina to Whalers Cove on Kauaii! Just kidding. That's a historic shortline, narrow gauge (I think) that used to haul sugar cane. It served a good purpose but it would take about ten of those locomotives to make one of these monsters. What is impressive is to stand up next to one of the driver wheels and realize it is taller than you are!

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Wow! That is one big train, Cal. Nice images.

I'm heading out now to see if I can find a steam locomotive and a covered bridge although, it is snowing now. I'll see what I can find. The wind comes up this afternoon. I want to be indoors, nice and toasty!
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