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SP 4449 and UP 844 at Edmonds, WA May 18, 2007

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SP 4449 and UP 844 at Edmonds, WA May 18, 2007
Posted by jeaton on Sunday, May 20, 2007 11:18 PM

Union Pacific Directors Special May 18, 2007.  Tacoma to Everett, WA and return.

Northbound with SP 4449 at the point.

 

 

Southbound with UP 844 taking the lead.

 

"We have met the enemy and he is us." Pogo Possum "We have met the anemone... and he is Russ." Bucky Katt "Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future." Niels Bohr, Nobel laureate in physics

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, May 21, 2007 4:07 AM
WOW!
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Posted by Modelcar on Monday, May 21, 2007 8:47 AM

.....That 2nd picture is nothing but beautiful....!

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 21, 2007 5:31 PM
Pretty cool that they had X-844 on 4449's numberboards. Great pictures!
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Posted by PBenham on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 4:59 PM
 4884bigboy wrote:
Pretty cool that they had X-844 on 4449's numberboards. Great pictures!
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Posted by J. Edgar on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 7:04 PM
 really nice pictures....must have been a ground pounding experience  
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Posted by traintownofcowee on Monday, June 4, 2007 10:19 AM

 4884bigboy wrote:
Pretty cool that they had X-844 on 4449's numberboards. Great pictures!
In some pics I've seen 4449's number plates saying X-4449 and in some pics I saw X-844. I wonder why. Confused [%-)]

But Nice Pics! Love the 2nd one!

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Posted by jonas on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 8:07 PM

 

What great pictures of both steam wonders....I wish we could have such entaintment here in Texas

 

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 7, 2007 5:32 PM
 traintownofcowee wrote:

 4884bigboy wrote:
Pretty cool that they had X-844 on 4449's numberboards. Great pictures!
In some pics I've seen 4449's number plates saying X-4449 and in some pics I saw X-844. I wonder why. Confused [%-)]

But Nice Pics! Love the 2nd one!

Because when 844 was coupled to the train behind 4449, the train's symbol is "X844" implying that 844 is road power and that 4449 is a "helper" per say. The same would be true in reverse order. Steam locomotives and some early diesels were required to display the train symbol on their numberboards. It's an old steam era practice that was phased out once radio usage become wide spread. For the 844-4449 trip, it was most likely just for nostalga.
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Posted by Hoople on Thursday, June 7, 2007 5:42 PM
VIDEO OF THIS TAKEN BY ME:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=IEMTGGNP1cs
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Posted by jeaton on Thursday, June 7, 2007 8:41 PM
 Hoople wrote:
VIDEO OF THIS TAKEN BY ME:

Just copied this to make the link work easier.

"We have met the enemy and he is us." Pogo Possum "We have met the anemone... and he is Russ." Bucky Katt "Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future." Niels Bohr, Nobel laureate in physics

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