Heading to the Washington Central, SP 4449 rolls east on Burlington Northern's former SP&S mainline.
While on a public relations tour, SP 4449 - relettered for both Willamette & Pacific and Portland & Western - pulls a freight train for WPRR.
Steam Special led by SP 4449, seen here passing the Naperville suburban Metra Station on its way towards downtown Chicago, makes an extremely rare visit to the Chicagoland area on its way to the S... (more)
After a long trip across Canada on The Canadian, our first stop back in the US was at Edmonds, WA on BNSF's Scenic Subdivision. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by a crowd of people l... (more)
SP 4449 and the Louisiana World's Fair Daylight bask in the glorious afternoon sunshine at Los Angeles Union Station.
Two years ago today, 4449 had just completed its legendary secret IMAX run along the BNSF Fallbridge Sub. On a very dreary Friday the 13th, she returns to the Oregon Rail Heritage Center from the ... (more)
Bound for the NRHS Convention in San Jose, SP 4449 climbs the 1% westward grade at Kegg Pit, California. At the time, no one realized that this would be the last time the Daylight 4-8-4 would go ... (more)
a recent recovery of some old digital files brought back some images of mine from 2018! Including the Lerro Productions charter at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center in Oct, 2018. Center stage... Sou... (more)
There's Something You Don't See Everyday. It's your typical, June afternoon in Portland as...wait...SP 4449 running tender-forward on the mainline? That's right, the 1941-built product of L... (more)
Commonly called "The Most Beautiful Train In The World,"Southern Pacific's Daylight passenger trains must have been a sight to see skirting the Pacific Ocean along the California ... (more)
The 4 O'clock run of the Oregon Rail Heritage Center's Holiday Express on the last day of this year's season.
The inaugural 2019 Holiday Train steams past the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge in southeast Portland.
Part of the fun of spending two days at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center was getting to spend time with Doyle McCormack. Doyle headed up the restoration and operation of Southern Pacific 4-... (more)
SP 4449 ( The Daylight ) leads an excursion train from Portland-Bend, Oregon as it climbs the 1.5% grade out of the Gateway.
SP 4449 blasts through the City of Industry with the eastbound Louisiana World's Fair Daylight destined for New Orleans.