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I made a trip to Portland, OR to visit friends at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center on Saturday November 6, 2021. SP 4449 was out side having its various systems tested in preparation for the upcoming Holiday Express. While I was watching the work progress a Portland Street Car crossed over the tracks as a Union Pacific freight train made its way south. So here you see Steam, Diesel-Electric, and Electric traction in use. Enjoy.
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