News Wire: 4449 makes surprise main line run through the Columbia River Gorge

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:46 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. — Southern Pacific No. 4449 is running through the Columbia River Gorge this week for an upcoming film. The famed 4-8-4 steam locomotive was fired up over the weekend and ran from the Oregon Rail Heritage Center in Portland to ...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/04/10-sp-4449-makes-surprise-main-line-run-through-the-columbia-river-gorge

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Posted by cx500 on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:12 PM

Be prepared to have a helicopter in some of your photo locations, and also in the audio. Possibly at times a large camera will be mounted on the locomotive.  Most importantly, accept those realities because that is the only reason she is out running.  It may at times be frustrating, but Mr.Low and his team must get priority since he is the one that is responsible for the event. 

That also happened when he was filming 2816 for Rocky Mountain Express.  There remained many opportunities for we free-loaders to get our own clean shots.

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Posted by kgbw49 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:08 AM

SP Daylight 4449 running at track speed on the mainline?

Dilly, dilly!

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