Where to catch 4449?

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Guy with the green hat
Hi all.
The famous 4449 steam locomotive is coming to my area (Tacoma) in a couple weeks for the "Cascade Rails" convention. I've wanted to see a large steam locomotive in action, but to date the largest one I've seen is Porter #5 at MRSR several years ago. I live in Everett, so I won't be able to stick around at Tacoma for multiple days. I'd like to catch her in action, (not just sitting in the yard) and was wondering if anyone here might know the routes she'll be taking while she's here in Washington. All I know is that she'll be doing 1 or 2 trips across Stampede Pass.

I'd be very grateful if you could share the best dates and locations to see this locomotive.


Sean R Das

Anywhere between Tacoma and Auburn is nice. On Saturday the 25th, I'm going with my Uncle to see the train turn around at Easton (I-90 Exit 71). BTW, what is the 4449's ETA at Easton on that day?


New Member
I'm sure many will be up on Stampede Pass this Saturday, but is anyone planning to get a shot of the 4449 going eastbound over the Viaduct? The lighting should be good, but unfortunately because of the location it will be tough to beat it up to the borup loops. A shot similar to this one would be great!

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