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SP 4449 In Daylight Colors

Southern Pacific #4449

Built

May 1941

Class

GS-4

Configuration

4-8-4

Retired

1957

Disposition

Operational

Southern Pacific #4449 is a operational 4-8-4.

AboutEdit

The 4449 was built along with other GS-4s at the Lima Locomotive Works in 1941. The engine was designed to pull the "Daylight" trains operated by the Southern Pacific. The engine was one of the last to be retired in 1957, and was donated to Oak's Park in Portland, Oregon for display.

In 1974, after many years of detoriation and vandalism whilst on display, the 4449 was one of the engines to be selected to haul the American Freedom Train. It was soon operational in 1975, and hauled the train until 1976. After another Amtrak excursion, the engine then again went to Oaks Park, but this time in a building to be protected from the elements.

In 1981, the engine was restored to Daylight colors and has since been operational.

The Rest of the GS Were Scrapped unless if you count sp 4660

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