Tuesday, November 3, 2009

SP Steam 4-8-4

Southern Pacific Railroad - Steam 4-8-4 - Dayton's Bluff, Saint Paul, Minnesota, July 18, 2009 - As if on cue, the SP 4449 smokes it up for the onlookers above.

Southern Pacific Railroad - Steam 4-8-4 - Dayton's Bluff, Saint Paul, Minnesota, July 18, 2009 - The character of the steam engine from above.

Southern Pacific Railroad - Steam 4-8-4 - Oil Valley School Road trestle, Wacker, Illinois, July 18, 2009 - On the approach to Chadwick, IL., the SP4449 completes it's climb out of the Mississippi River valley and will soon encounter the hill 'n dale of the west end of the C&I.

LINK: More great railroad photos at HeartlandRails.Com - THANKS RAY !!!

6 comments:

Keith said...

Those are fantastic. Besides seeing some awesome trains, it's always cool seeing beautiful scenery.

Ray said...

Thanks Keith, she sure is a beautiful engine.

Major Pepperidge said...

WOW, check out that streamlined locomotive! So cool.

Neil Russell said...

I remember being really disappointed when that beautiful locomotive was painted up as the "American Freedom Train" for the national tour back in 76 but it wasn't the one that arrived at Fort Gillem in Atlanta.
Instead we got a plain jane old locomotive. Well, even that one was cool anyway, but I have always loved steam trains.
I always wanted to see the SP engine in person especially in the Daylight Special paint job.
I wish I had bought one of the HO scale models when they came out back in the 70s, I want to say Testor's had them labeled.
Great pics!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

The pics are a hit Ray! Awesome is an over-used word these days. But in this case "ABSOLUTELY AWESOME"!

Dave said...

Awesome pics for sure,great to see the old girl is still out and about,especially that far from home.