Southern Pacific Co. 4-8-4 No. 4449
Portland, OR, United States
Location: Oregon Rail Heritage Center
Status: Operational
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Posted: May 11, 2020 @ 21:05:52 by
The engine has been running for over 5 years, you really should change the status to operational.
Posted: Sep 4, 2018 @ 22:09:48 by Jake
Change status to operational
Posted: May 24, 2017 @ 11:05:22 by
Please change status to "Operational". She has been back in service since late 2015.
Posted: Nov 29, 2015 @ 20:11:07 by Jacob Lyman
SP 4449 finished her 15-year inspection recently and has returned to operation.
Posted: Mar 27, 2009 @ 05:03:02 by BNSF261

Great news, sp 4449s crew incoperation with amtrack and northstarrail[261] will take the 4449 to train festival in michigan, for more cheak

Posted: Mar 24, 2006 @ 18:03:13 by Chris Kovacs

Railfans Everywhere, I have some terrible news! The 4449, 700, 197 and the other treasures at Brooklyn Roundhouse might lose their home!!

The Brooklyn Roundhouse is in danger and no one knows when the structure will bite the dust (let's all hope it doesn't). The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation or ORHF is working to build a permenent home for the locomotives and cars at Brooklyn Yard.

See Ya Later!


Posted: Aug 8, 2005 @ 11:08:28 by Jordan DeCloedt
Along with the 4449. There is also another surviving GS Daylight locomotive, #4460. Painted in her War Baby colors, she sits on display at the Museum Of Transportation in ST. Louis
Posted: Jun 26, 2005 @ 17:06:09 by Chris Kovacs

I'm a 12-year old railfan who is a BIG fan of the 4449!!! SP 4449 has starred in 2 major films! The first, was "Tough Guys"(1986) and "Come See The Paradise"(1990).  

Posted: Sep 22, 2004 @ 20:09:14 by Gravy
The 4-8-4 was designed with double headlights.  there is a famous episode that SP changed the GS from Golden State to General Service so that the war production board wouldn't ban their construction.