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  1. Surf's Up!

    Surf's Up!

    Southern Pacific GS-4 "Daylight", running as X4449, eases eastbound at Surf along the California coastline to Los Angeles to take part in filming sequences for the movie "Tough Guys" in 1986.
  2. Here Comes The Daylight!

    Here Comes The Daylight!

    The World's Fair Daylight departs Santa Barbara with Southern Pacific Daylight #4449 in charge of the westbound special. March 21, 1937 marked the inaugural run of the westbound Coast Daylight, Train #99. June 19, 1984 marked the final "unofficial" run of Train #99.
  3. World's Fair Daylight at Callender

    World's Fair Daylight at Callender

    The World's Fair Daylight heads westbound for San Luis Obisbo as it passes through Callender on the SP Coastline running as #99 on June 19, 1984.
  4. Heading home with the World's Fair Daylight

    Heading home with the World's Fair Daylight

    The return trip to Portland, OR continues with the departure from LAUPT of SP #4449 and the World's Fair Daylight, running as Tr.#99, along the east bank of the Los Angeles River in 1984.
  5. IMG_6409

    IMG_6409

    SP 4449 skips delightfully along the P&W line, south of Salem on this sunny April day.
  6. Better Days at Cantara

    Better Days at Cantara

    The Louisiana World's Fair Daylight crosses the Sacramento River on Cantara Loop near Dunsmuir, CA.
  7. World's Fair Daylight Portland Bound!

    World's Fair Daylight Portland Bound!

    Southern Pacific Daylight #4449 in all her Lima glory and running as Train #99 blasts through Glendale pulling the World's Fair Daylight on the return trip to Portland in June 1984.
  8. Conquering Vincent

    Conquering Vincent

    After a dramatic struggle to conquer the 2.4% eastbound grade over Vincent Summit on the Mojave Sub's Saugus Line, #4449 and the World's Fair Daylight continue the journey to Los Angeles' LAUPT on May 12, 1984.
  9. Coast Daylight - #99 Departs Santa Barbara

    Coast Daylight - #99 Departs Santa Barbara

    The World's Fair Daylight departs Santa Barbara with Southern Pacific Daylight #4449 in charge of the westbound special. March 21, 1937 marked the inaugural run of the westbound Coast Daylight, Train #99. June 19, 1984 marked the final "unofficial" run of Train #99.
  10. Daylight at Sunset - LAUPT

    Daylight at Sunset - LAUPT

    Southern Pacific GS-4 "Daylight" #4449 is spotted on LAUPT's Track #5 after a busy day's run to Los Angeles pulling the World's Fair Daylight excursion train on May 12, 1984.
  11. Observing the Daylight!

    Observing the Daylight!

    Bringing up the markers in Southern Pacific style, the neon glow of "Daylight" on the Appekunny Mountain observation car of the World's Fair Daylight is seen as the special races westbound through the open pastures at Callender on the SP Coastline in 1984.
  12. World's Fair Daylight approaching Tehachapi

    World's Fair Daylight approaching Tehachapi

    With the assistance of Daylight-painted #7399/#7342, #4449 Daylight leads Train 1-52 into the town of Tehachapi on May 12, 1984.
  13. Daylight at Sunset - LAUPT

    Daylight at Sunset - LAUPT

    Southern Pacific GS-4 "Daylight" #4449 is spotted on LAUPT's Track #5 after a busy day's run to Los Angeles pulling the World's Fair Daylight excursion train on May 12, 1984.
  14. Heading home with the World's Fair Daylight

    Heading home with the World's Fair Daylight

    The return trip to Portland, OR continues with the departure from LAUPT of SP #4449 and the World's Fair Daylight, running as Tr.#99, along the east bank of the Los Angeles River in 1984.
  15. Portrait

    Portrait

    844 simmering in the Fife (Tacoma) WA yard, coupled to the tender of SP #4449 on their first outing together.
  16. Centered!

    Centered!

    If you look closely, the center of the star in the middle is actually the trees on the other side, as the axle cores are actually hollow!
  17. Northbound at Chehalis

    Northbound at Chehalis

    4449 and UP 844 sit at the station at Chehalis, WA at a servicing stop while en route to Tacoma
  18. Chasing the Daylight

    Chasing the Daylight

    UP Steam Excursion with 4449 on the point. Tenino, WA.
  19. Chasing the Daylight

    Chasing the Daylight

    UP Steam Excursion with 4449 on the point. Tenino, WA.
  20. X4449 East @ Gaviota

    X4449 East @ Gaviota

    Former SP "Daylight", running as X4449, dashes eastbound at Gaviota along the California coastline to Los Angeles to take part in filming sequences for the movie "Tough Guys" in 1986.




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