4449: Sensory Overload

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Ex-SP 4449 set out from Portland Union Station this morning, on an excursion via (ex-SP&S) BNSF to Bend, Oregon. Here are some shots as she left Portland:

From the sublime to the ridiculous: "King Tut" gets a steam bath courtesy of genuine royalty:



4449 shows off as she moves to couple to her train:


No chance she'll sneak out of town unnoticed:


An apparition from another time emerges from a dream-like cloud of her own making:


Markers still visible as 4449 crosses the Willamette Drawbridge some six miles away:


Video of 4449's departure. Turn up the volume and enjoy!

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Bill Anderson

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Thanks for the photos and the video. That is the second photo I have seen this week of King Tut getting a bath, but the first was not a steam bath.


The Daylight scheme certainly adds a pleasing splash of color to our typical Pacific Northwest grey.

Great photos, thank you for sharing.


Marty, it runs on steam!
Great shots, I'd forgotten about this trip as I had to work Saturday and knew I'd never be able to see anything...


Photo Critiques Welcome
Looks like a great day to see steam in action (damp and cool). I like the second one with the bright patch of color in the gray cloud of steam.

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