SP 4449

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Excursions

Since running the American Freedom Train, the volunteers of the 4449 continued to maintain and operate the locomotive, allowing the 4449 to run more excursions, attend railfairs, and make special appearances at such events. 

RECENT EXCURSIONS RECAP

In Spring of 2011, we made an appearance at Amtrak's National Train Day event at Portland Union Station. Come summer, we made a trip to Tacoma, Washington and over the mighty Stampede Pass to Easton, WA for the National Railroad Historical Society. A week later, we operated a couple trips of our own from Portland, OR to Wishram, WA via scenic Columbia River Gorge.

In Fall of 2012, we ran another trip through the Columbia River Gorge, this time hanging a right and continuing further up the Deschutes River Canyon to Bend, Oregon. The fall colors were abundant, and the trip was a fundraising success towards 4449's federally-mandated rebuild in 2013.

FEATURED EXCURSIONS

- December: Holiday Express (SE Portland to Sellwood via shores of Willamette River and Oaks Bottom)

- October 2012: Deschutes Steam (Portland - Vancouver - Wishram - Madras - Bend)

- July 2011: Wishram Daylight (Portland - Vancouver - Stevenson - Bingen - Wishram)

- Summer 2009: Train Festival (Portland - Whitefish - Minot - Minneapolis - Chicago - Owosso)

- Spring 2007: Puget Sound Doubleheader (Portland - Tacoma - Seattle - Everett)

- October 2004: Montana by Steam II (Portland - Pasco - Sandpoint - Missoula - Bozeman - Billings)

- 1974: Towing 4449 out of Oaks Park to NW Portland for American Freedom Train project.

All Trips of SP 4449 Since 2001:



2001 

MAY 25, 2001 Brooklyn Roundhouse to Portland Union Station positioning move.
MAY 26, 2001 Portland, OR to Yakima, WA via Vancouver, Wishram and Pasco, WA.
MAY 27, 2001 Yakima, WA to Portland, OR via Stampede, Auburn and Vancouver, WA.
JUN 02, 2001 "Festival Daylight" round-trip Portland, OR to Wishram, WA and return.
JUN 03, 2001 "Festival Daylight" round-trip Portland, OR to Wishram, WA and return.



2002 

MAR 22, 2002 Brooklyn Roundhouse to Portland Union Station positioning move.
MAR 23, 2002 Return to American Freedom Train colors, excursion from Portland, OR to Bend, OR.
MAR 24, 2002 Bend, OR to Portland, OR via Wishram and Vancouver. Return to Brooklyn Roundhouse.
JUN 29-30, 2002 ArTrain excursions and display, Brooklyn, Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro and return.
Late AUG Operated to and displayed at Oregon State Fair in Salem, OR.



2003 

JUN 27-29, 2003 Springwater Trail grand opening excursions on the Oregon Pacific Railroad. 4449 made its first trip back to Oaks Park since being towed out in 1974.
Late AUG Operated to and displayed at Oregon State Fair in Salem, OR.



2004 

OCT 07, 2004 Deadhead - Portland, OR to Pasco, WA (departed from Brooklyn Yard)
OCT 08, 2004 Deadhead - Pasco, WA to Sandpoint, ID
OCT 09, 2004 Layover day in Sandpoint, ID (Kootenai Yard)
OCT 10, 2004 Montana By Steam II - Sandpoint, ID to Missoula, MT
OCT 11, 2004 Montana By Steam II - Missoula, MT to Bozeman, MT
OCT 12, 2004 Montana By Steam II - Bozeman, MT to Billings, MT, then wyed train in Laurel
OCT 13-14, 2004 Layover days in Billings, MT (at the train depot)
OCT 15, 2004 Montana By Steam II - Billings, MT to Bozeman, MT
OCT 16, 2004 Montana By Steam II - Bozeman, MT to Missoula, MT
OCT 17, 2004 Montana By Steam II - Missoula, MT to Sandpoint, ID
OCT 18, 2004 Layover day in Sandpoint, ID (Kootenai Yard)
OCT 19, 2004 Deadhead - Sandpoint, ID to Pasco, WA
OCT 20, 2004 Deadhead - Pasco, WA to Portland, OR (straight to Brooklyn Yard)



2005 

JUN 11, 2005 Brooklyn Yard to Sherwood, OR, then to Hillsboro, OR for the night.
JUN 12, 2005 Operated two trips between Hillsboro and Tigard, returned to Broolyn.
JUL 05, 2005 Deadheaded from Brooklyn Yard to Portland Union Station with SP&S 700.
JUL 06, 2005 NRHS Western Star - Portland, OR to Wishram, WA double-header with SP&S 700.
JUL 07, 2005 Brooklyn Yard, night photo op for NRHS convention.
JUL 08, 2005 Brooklyn Yard, day and turntable photo op for NRHS convention.
DEC 08, 2005 Deadhead from Brooklyn Yard to OPR East Portland Yard
DEC 09, 2005 Holiday Express - First day of ORHF's Holiday Express, double-headed with SP&S 700
DEC 10, 2005 Holiday Express.
DEC 11-15, 2005 Idled at OPR's East Portland Yard, waiting for 2nd weekend of Holiday Express.
DEC 16-18, 2005 Holiday Express - Second weekend, operated out of East Portland Yard to Oaks Park.



2006 

JUN 10, 2006 Cruisin' Sherwood - Ran from Brooklyn to Sherwood, OR, stayed the night.
JUN 11, 2006 P&W Officer's Special, Sherwood to Brooklyn to Tigard to Brooklyn.
SEP 15, 2006 Deadheaded from Brooklyn to Portland Union Station.
SEP 16, 2006 Deschutes Steam - Portland, OR to Bend, OR via Bingen, WA and Moody, OR.
SEP 17, 2006 Deschutes Steam - Bend, OR to Portland, OR via Moody, OR and Bingen, WA.
DEC 15-17, 2006 Holiday Express - Operated out of Oaks Park Station on the OPR.



2007

APR 05, 2007 Deadheaded Brooklyn Yard to Albany, OR P&W shops for bearing work.
APR 15, 2007 Deadheaded Albany, OR to Brooklyn Yard via Keizer, Wilsonville, Tigard, and Milwaukie.
MAY 12, 2007 Deadheaded Brooklyn to Peninsula Junction to deadhead with UP 844 to Fife, WA.
MAY 13-17, 2007 Layover days in Fife Yard near Tacoma, WA.
MAY 18, 2007 Barriger Library Special - Double-headed with UP 844 between Tacoma and Everett, WA.
MAY 19, 2007 Puget Sound Steam Special - Double-headed with UP 844 between Tacoma and Everett, WA.
MAY 20-21, 2007 Layover days in Fife Yard near Tacoma, WA.
MAY 22, 2007 Deadheaded with UP 844 from Tacoma, WA to North Portland Junction. Returned to Brooklyn.
DEC 07-09, 2007 Holiday Express - Operated first weekend out of Oaks Park. Returned to Brooklyn.
DEC 14-16, 2007 Holiday Express - Second weekend, operated out of Oaks Park on OPR.



2008

JUN 13, 2008 Brooklyn Yard to Sherwood, OR, stayed two nights in downtown Sherwood.
JUN 14, 2008 Cruisin' Sherwood event.
JUN 15, 2008 P&W Father's Day Special - Sherwood to Tigard Yard for barbeque, then to Brooklyn.
JUN 16, 2008 Mainline test run, Portland, OR to Longview, WA and back.
DEC 05-07, 2008 Holiday Express - Operated out of Oaks Park on the OPR.
DEC 12-14, 2008 Holiday Express - Operated out of Oaks Park on the OPR.



2009 

JUL 02, 2009 Brooklyn Yard to Portland Union Station positioning move.
JUL 03, 2009 Portland, OR to Spokane, WA via Pasco.
JUL 04, 2009 Spokane, WA to Whitefish, MT via Sandpoint, and Libby.
JUL 05, 2009 Whitefish, MT to Havre, MT via Glacier Park and Shelby.
JUL 06, 2009 Layover day in Havre, MT.
JUL 07, 2009 Havre, MT to Minot, ND via Malta, Wolf Point, and Williston.
JUL 08, 2009 Minot, ND to Fargo, ND via Rugby, Devils Lake, and Grand Forks.
JUL 09, 2009 Fargo, ND to Minneapolis, MN via Dilworth, Staples, and St Cloud.
JUL 10-17, 2009 Layover days at MILW 261 steam shop at Minneapolis Jct Yard.
JUL 18, 2009 Minneapolis, MN to Chicago, IL via La Crescent, Dubuque, Savanna, Rochelle and Aurora.
JUL 18, 2009 Repositioning move, Chicago, IL to Michigan City, IN on Indiana Harbor Belt.
JUL 19, 2009 Michigan City, IN to Owosso, MI via Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Durand.
JUL 20-22, 2009 Layover days at Steam Railroading Institute Yard in Owosso, MI.
JUL 23, 2009 All-day roundtrip between Owosso and Alma, MI with photo runby in Ithaca.
JUL 24, 2009 All-day roundtrip between Owosso and Alma, MI with photo runby in Ithaca.
JUL 25-26, 2009 On display and photo ops at Train Festival in Owosso, MI
JUL 31, 2009 Owosso, MI to Michigan City with train. Light power move from Michigan City to Franklin Park, IL.
AUG 01, 2009 On display at Franklin Park, IL. Operated to Metra Western Yard in North Chicago.
AUG 02, 2009 Chicago, IL to Milwaukee, WI via Sturtevant.
AUG 03, 2009 Milwaukee, WI to Minneapolis, MN via La Crosse and St Paul.
OCT 10, 2009 Round-trip excursion between Minneapolis, MN and La Crescent, MN.
OCT 11, 2009 Round-trip excursion between Minneapolis, MN and La Crescent, MN.
OCT 13, 2009 Minneapolis, MN to Fargo, ND.
OCT 14, 2009 Fargo, ND to Minot, ND. via Grand Forks. Layover two nights in Minot.
OCT 16, 2009 Minot, ND to Havre, MT.
OCT 17, 2009 Havre, MT to Whitefish, MT. Layover two nights in Whitefish.
OCT 19, 2009 Whitefish, MT to Spokane, WA.
OCT 20, 2009 Spokane, WA to Portland, OR. Return to Brooklyn Roundhouse.
DEC 11-13, 2009 Holiday Express - Operated out of Oaks Park Station on the OPR.


2010

MAY 07, 2010 Brooklyn Roundhouse to Portland Union Station repositioning move.
MAY 08, 2010 National Train Day event at Portland Union Station. Return to Brooklyn Roundhouse.
DEC 03-05, 2010 Holiday Express out of Oaks Park Station on OPR.
DEC 10-12, 2010 Holiday Express out of Oaks Park Station on OPR.


2011 

MAY 06, 2011 Brooklyn Yard to Portland Union Station positioning move.
MAY 07, 2011 National Train Day, and return move back to Brooklyn Yard.
JUN 20, 2011 Brooklyn Yard to Portland Union Station repositioning move.
JUN 21, 2011 Portland, OR to Tacoma, WA excursion. Layover in Tacoma Rail Fife Yard.
JUN 25, 2011 Round trip excursion between Tacoma, WA and Easton, WA via Stampede Pass.
JUN 26, 2011 Tacoma, WA to Portland, OR excursion. Return to Brooklyn Roundhouse.
JUL 01, 2011 Brooklyn Yard to Portland Union Station repositioning move.
JUL 02, 2011 Round trip excursion between Portland, OR and Wishram, WA via Columbia River Gorge.
JUL 03, 2011

Round trip excursion between Portland, OR and Wishram, WA via Columbia River Gorge.
Return to Brooklyn Roundhouse.

SEP 10, 2011 Moved onto turntable for Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society tour.
DEC 9-11, 2011 ORHF Holiday Express excursions.


2012

JUN 26, 2012 4449 towed from Brooklyn Roundhouse to new Oregon Rail Heritage Center.
SEP 22, 2012 4449 steamed up and moved outside for ORHC grand opening.
OCT 19, 2012 Enginehouse to Portland Union Station repositioning move.
OCT 20, 2012 Portland, OR to Bend, OR excursion via Vancouver, Bingen, and Madras.
OCT 21, 2012 Bend, OR to Portland, OR, and return to Enginehouse.
DEC 7-9,2012 Holiday Express weekend #2.
DEC 14-16, 2012 Holiday Express weekend #3.

 

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