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October 19, 2009 in News
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Volunteer crew member Mark Kramer of Portland, Ore. walks around the historic steam engine 4449 of the Southern Pacific Railroad after it stopped in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Hundreds of buffs are riding the train on its run from Portland, to Minneapolis and back. JESSE TINSLEY jesset@spokesman.com

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Volunteer crew member Richard “Durango” Hie greases parts on the historic steam engine 4449 of the Southern Pacific Railroad after it stopped in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Hundreds of buffs are riding or following the train on its run from Portland, to Minneapolis and back. JESSE TINSLEY jesset@spokesman.com

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Richard Manwiller, left, and Mark Kramer, above right, scuttle around the sides of the historic train engine while doing maintenance after the arrival of the No. 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland. JESSE TINSLEY jesset@spokesman.com

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Joe Brabec of Chicago hangs out the sides of the historic train and takes video of the arrival of the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning. Like most of the passengers and crew, Brabec is a train buff.

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Nothing is small on the historic engine, which is seen after the arrival of the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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The No. 4449 Southern Pacific engine rolls into Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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John Pohlpeter, right, walks down the side of the historic train while doing maintenance after the arrival of the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland. All of the crew on the train is made up of train buffs working as volunteers.

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Richard “Durango” Hie, left, and Phil Marceau work on the side of the historic train engine while doing maintenance after the arrival of the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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Mark Kramer works on the historic train engine during regular maintenance after the arrival of the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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The 4449 Southern Pacific engine steams over Division St. and Sprague before rolling into the station in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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Several restored and preserved rail cars the follow the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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Several restored and preserved rail cars, including a few with dome tops, the follow the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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Mark Kramer confers with other crew members while doing maintenance after the arrival of the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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John Pohlpeter, center, confers with the rest of the crew before performing maintenance after the arrival of the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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Jim Goodin, one of many volunteers crewing the train unloads luggage for passengers after the arrival of the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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This is the front of the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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Train buffs gather to browse and by souvenirs outside the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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Train buffs gather to browse and buy souvenirs outside the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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Train passengers, almost all train buffs, look out from decks and doorways as the 4449 Southern Pacific engine rolls into Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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It’s number is emblazoned in several places on the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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The No. 4449 Southern Pacific engine rolls into Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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Those lucky enough to ride a leg of the trip from Whitefish, Mont. to Spokane hang out of doors and windows as the 4449 Southern Pacific engine rolls in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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Volunteer worker John Pohlpeter scrambles around the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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Passengers arrive behind the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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Train buff Ronald Dirksen shoots video of the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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The 4449 Southern Pacific engine rolls up to the platform in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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Jim Isaacson, a crew volunteer, fills a car with potable water after the arrival of the 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.

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Train buff Bruce Cowee of Oakland, Cali. takes a photo of the No. 4449 Southern Pacific engine in Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland. Cowee was one of several people who flew to Spokane to ride the last leg back to Portland.

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Several unique cars, like this dome-top view car, was pulled by the 4449 Southern Pacific engine into Spokane Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Engine 4449, a historic steam engine, and pulling a number of restored and preserved private cars, is completing a long journey from its home in Portland, Ore., out to Minnesota and Wisconsin and now returning to Portland.