Southern Pacific 4449 Steam Locomotive

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Southern Pacific 4449 Steam Locomotive

Thanks to Jim and Janet, we found out that the Southern Pacific 4449 steam locomotive was going to pass through Naperville on Saturday. The kids have never seen a full scale, operating steam engine, so I thought it would be a great thing for them to see.

As we arrived, we saw hundreds of people already waiting for the train to pass by. We arrived about 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled time the train was supposed to pass by, but it was held up and our wait was about an hour and a half.

Watching the 4449

What a difference from the four or five diesels that passed before it!

1 comment:

Brokecompsoul said...

It would be cool to go back to these. We have plenty of coal :)