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Ken Liesse's Collection
 
7/23/2017
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: Southern Pacific
Model:Lima 4-8-4Built As:SP 4449 (4-8-4)
Serial Number:7817Order No:1152
Frame Number:Built:5/1941
Other locos with this serial:  SP 4449(4-8-4) AFT 4449(4-8-4)
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Daylight Paint
Title:  Daylight Paint
Description:  This name says it all. In my opinion, one of the finest looking steam engines on the planet.
Photo Date:  5/16/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:52:53 AM
Location:  Fife, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  SP 4449(4-8-4)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
Backing to the depot
Title:  Backing to the depot
Description:  The public excursion backs from UP's Fife yard to Amtrak's Tacoma station to start Saturday's trip.
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:52:54 AM
Location:  Tacoma, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  SP 4449(4-8-4) UP 844(4-8-4)
Views:  291   Comments: 1
Adding to the clouds
Title:  Adding to the clouds
Description:  SP 4449 and UP 844 back the special around the curve at River St. and into the Amtrak depot.
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:52:54 AM
Location:  Tacoma, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  SP 4449(4-8-4) UP 844(4-8-4)
Views:  268   Comments: 0
Steam Bath
Title:  Steam Bath
Description:  Both engines release plumes of steam as they make the final push into the Tacoma depot.
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:52:56 AM
Location:  Tacoma, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4) SP 4449(4-8-4)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
Old Meets New
Title:  Old Meets New
Description:  The special backs past more modern power outfitted with remote control working Tacoma yard.
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:52:56 AM
Location:  Tacoma, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4) SP 4449(4-8-4) BNSF 2265(GP38-2)
Views:  309   Comments: 0
On the High Iron
Title:  On the High Iron
Description:  On the mainline, the grand ladies were allowed to run. I figured about 65mph through Kent.
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:52:58 AM
Location:  Kent, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4) SP 4449(4-8-4)
Views:  309   Comments: 0
Second in Line
Title:  Second in Line
Description:  Each engine took a turn leading the special on succesive days, swapping head end duties in Everett.
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:52:58 AM
Location:  Kent, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  SP 4449(4-8-4)
Views:  263   Comments: 0
The Holly and the Steamer
Title:  The Holly and the Steamer
Description:  Exiting the Everett tunnel, SP 4449 takes her turn on the point as the special starts the return run to Tacoma.
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:53:00 AM
Location:  Everett, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  SP 4449(4-8-4)
Views:  227   Comments: 0
Running on Yellow
Title:  Running on Yellow
Description:  By the time the special got back to Auburn, it was running behind a couple of other trains -- and the rain.
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:53:02 AM
Location:  Auburn, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  SP 4449(4-8-4) UP 844(4-8-4)
Views:  373   Comments: 0
End of the Run
Title:  End of the Run
Description:  At the end of the excursion, 4449 pulls into Tacoma with it's trademark Gyralite waving merrily back and forth.
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:53:03 AM
Location:  Tacoma, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  SP 4449(4-8-4)
Views:  267   Comments: 1
In the cut
Title:  In the cut
Description:  The special heads south through Ruston, taking the equipment home to Portland and Cheyenne.
Photo Date:  5/22/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:52:53 AM
Location:  Tacoma, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  SP 4449(4-8-4)
Views:  265   Comments: 0


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