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Whistle Pig
Went to visit my son and his family in Oregon. It happen that Wednesday Sept 1 was a test steaming of the Santa Maria Valley 205 at Independence.
we spent the day there and I photographed the activity.
205 will be heading to Lebanon, OR soon to be used on the Albany and Eastern excursion trains.

#1 205 in the shop before being moved out
#2 Before the steam dome cover was installed
#3 After the cover was put on,,
#4 back in the shop at the end of the day.


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