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2868730-SPS 700 4 8 4 steam locomotive at Portland 2006 Portland

SP&S 700 at Portland 2006.

Spokane, Portland & Seattle #700

Built

1938

Class

E-1

Configuration

4-8-4

Retired

1956

Disposition

Operational

Seattle, Portland & Seattle #700 is a preserved 4-8-4.

AboutEdit

The engine was built in 1938 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the SP&S. After only 18 years of service, the 700 pulled the final excursion train for the SP&S. Slated to be scrapped, the SP&S decided to donate the 700 to Oaks Park for display.

After 21 years, volunteers began a restoration for the locomotive in 1975. The restoration was completed in 1990, and the engine returned to operation for excursions, and still is operational.

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