October 19, 2009 in Features

Historic steam train

The arrival of the 4449 Southern Pacific steam engine in Spokane was a real event for train buffs. For most of the year, the historic engine, which pulled passengers around the Northwest for many decades, has been in the midwest for train festivals and to operate excursions, but it now returning to its home in Portland. Here is a slideshow about the train’s arrival and the all-volunteer crew that keeps this piece of railroad history operating. See a photo you like? Give us a call at (509) 459-5523 or e-mail blairt@spokesman.com to order a print for your home or office.


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