SP 4449 Wishram Tickets now Available

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dcautley

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The Friends of the SP4449 are proud to announce that tickets are now available for their trip down the beautiful Columbia Gorge this summer. The trips are July 2 and 3 leaving Portland, OR at 9:00 AM and Vancouver WA at 9:30AM. Lunch will be included at Wishram, WA and returning to Vancouver and Portland around 5:30 PM. Information is available at www.4449.com and tickets are selling through TicketsWest at http://ticketswest.rdln.com/Artist.aspx?contentID=14822. We look forward to seeing all of of our friends this summer.
 

Rails NW

New Member
The Friends of the SP4449 are proud to announce that tickets are now available for their trip down the beautiful Columbia Gorge this summer. The trips are July 2 and 3 leaving Portland, OR at 9:00 AM and Vancouver WA at 9:30AM. Lunch will be included at Wishram, WA and returning to Vancouver and Portland around 5:30 PM. Information is available at www.4449.com and tickets are selling through TicketsWest at http://ticketswest.rdln.com/Artist.aspx?contentID=14822. We look forward to seeing all of of our friends this summer.
Ok, you should arrive in Wishram at... 11:30? And leave at... 3? So what do you do for the 2.5 hours after you eat the BBQ? Only so much to do in Wishram, WA!
 

No-Defects

Are You A Defective Fomar
Ok, you should arrive in Wishram at... 11:30? And leave at... 3? So what do you do for the 2.5 hours after you eat the BBQ? Only so much to do in Wishram, WA!
There is always the Past-Time. Good COLD beer there.
 
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dcautley

New Member
Um, good question ... I don't know whether the 5:30 return time is just conservative, or whether Amtrak wants the Builder out of the depot before we get back. I have asked Those Who Know Such Things and will post back here if I get an answer.

We might be renting wind surfing gear out of the concessions car .... :p

or not.
 
Ok, you should arrive in Wishram at... 11:30? And leave at... 3? So what do you do for the 2.5 hours after you eat the BBQ? Only so much to do in Wishram, WA!
Umm, let's see...how about do some railfanning, since you're right on the BNSF mainline? ;) Not that we ride these special steam excursion trains because we're railfans or anything like that...:D (Sorry, couldn't resist)
 

wigwagfan

Passenger
Umm, let's see...how about do some railfanning, since you're right on the BNSF mainline? ;) Not that we ride these special steam excursion trains because we're railfans or anything like that...:D (Sorry, couldn't resist)
It'll also be part of the 4th of July weekend, so might be light on freight traffic. Doesn't BNSF also have a big maintenance blitz scheduled this summer for the Fallbridge Sub as well?

Can check out those mighty GP38-2s that are assigned to the Wishram switcher.
 

p51

Marty, it runs on steam!
Umm, let's see...how about do some railfanning, since you're right on the BNSF mainline? ;) Not that we ride these special steam excursion trains because we're railfans or anything like that...:D (Sorry, couldn't resist)
I spent that much time there in 2005 during the NRHS excursion. Some pals of mine from Florida came out and we chased the trip out to the town. You can kill 2+ hours there pretty easily. GN 4-8-2 # 2507 is on display there under good cover (which makes photography really tough): http://www.flickr.com/photos/mwahlsten/4694271827/ I also recall a couple of stores you can walk to that would provide some distraction. And don’t forget that during that time, they’ll be turning the train on the wye there. You’d probably want to watch that happen.
 




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