Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My favorite steam locomotive, the SP 4449 at Union Station



My brother Howard came to visit on a Friday, flying in from Jackson, Mississippi. The next morning, October 20, 2012, we got up early in order not to miss the SP 4449 steaming out of Union Station, pulling the Deschutes Steam Special vintage rail cars on an excursion from Portland to Bend and back the next day. We stood around for a long time, waiting for a few memorable moments up close and personal with this beautiful machine. It was worth every bit of effort, every bit.


William Kendall said...

What a machine!

Randy said...

That is one beautiful shot. There is a romance about it that I like.