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9/26/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Ken Liesse
Dates:5/16/2007 - 5/22/2007
Album Info:In May of 2007, UP ran their #844 to the Pacific Northwest where it teamed up with SP #4449 for two double-headed excursions. These trips ran over BNSF between Tacoma and Everett, WA
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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:  201   Comments: 0
Big Switcher
Title:  Big Switcher
Description:  UP kept SP Heritage Unit 1996 on hand at Fife yard to handle all the switching chores the two steamers didn't do themselves. This was before it got a bath.
Photo Date:  5/16/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 2:33:14 AM
Location:  Fife, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  UP 1996(SD70ACe)
Views:  314   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:  298   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:  271   Comments: 0
River Street Reverse
Title:  River Street Reverse
Description:  UP 844 shoves the Saturday excursion around the curve at River St. into the Tacoma Amtrak depot.
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:52:55 AM
Location:  Tacoma, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4)
Views:  156   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:  202   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:  312   Comments: 0
The one that got IN the way
Title:  The one that got IN the way
Description:  BNSF's S-CHCTAC pulls into River St. in Tacoma -- just as the steam train is leaving!
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:52:57 AM
Location:  Tacoma, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  EMDX 9000(SD60) FURX 7246(SD40-2) BNSF 331(GP60B)
Views:  418   Comments: 1
In Between
Title:  In Between
Description:  Just as the special was leaving Tacoma, BNSF's S-CHCTAC arrived, spoiling what would have been a good photo opportunity. Sigh!
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:52:57 AM
Location:  Tacoma, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4)
Views:  168   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:  316   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:  266   Comments: 0
Mukilteo Speedway
Title:  Mukilteo Speedway
Description:  The special blasts under the car bridge leading to the Mukilteo ferry dock, most likely surprising motorists who had no idea what was going on.
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:52:59 AM
Location:  Mukilteo, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4)
Views:  183   Comments: 0
Basic Black
Title:  Basic Black
Description:  Charging through Mukilteo, 844's paint shone on this unusual northwest sunny day.
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:52:59 AM
Location:  Mukilteo, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4)
Views:  1059   Comments: 3
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
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 4449(4-8-4)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
Trailing Unit
Title:  Trailing Unit
Description:  Having swapped places with 4449, UP 844 now runs in second from Everett to Tacoma.
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:53:01 AM
Location:  Everett, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
Waiting Our Turn
Title:  Waiting Our Turn
Description:  Having waited for the steam special at Howarth Park, BNSF 4310 East now heads for Stevens Pass and points east with double-stacks and autoracks.
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:53:01 AM
Location:  Everett, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4310(C44-9W)
Views:  165   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:  375   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
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 4449(4-8-4)
Views:  271   Comments: 1
Life Goes On
Title:  Life Goes On
Description:  BNSF and UP still had freight to run, and the special couldn't return to Fife until this freight cleared the single track bridge between Fife and Tacoma.
Photo Date:  5/19/2007  Upload Date: 5/25/2007 1:53:03 AM
Location:  Tacoma, WA
Author:  Ken Liesse
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  103   Comments: 0
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
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 4449(4-8-4)
Views:  267   Comments: 0


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