Post Number: 795
|Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 5:57 pm: || |
I doubt if news has filtered down through the railfan network out there yet, but it was announced today that SP Daylight 4-8-4 #4449 will travel from it's home in Portland, Ore. to attend Steam Fest at the Steam Railroad Institue's ex Ann Arbor Railroad shops in Owosso.
I understand the route the 4449 will take includes the GTW from Chicago to Durand. If she pulls her matched passenger cars, that's going to be one pretty train parked by the Durand depot.
With the Daylight joining the Institute's #1225 and NKP 2-8-4 #759, there's going to be a ton of mainline steam motive power kicking about Central
Sure wish I could be there.....
Post Number: 1537
|Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 6:42 pm: || |
This is going to be an awesome event, and will put the (Mich.) Steam Engine Institute on the map.
#4449 is a beauty, and #1225 is a classic. I have working HO models of each of them.
I have the dates already marked down. Thankfully, our family reunion is a week earlier.
Post Number: 799
|Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 8:56 pm: || |
....I'm going to chase it on this end between the Tri-Cities, WA and Spokane, but what I'd really like to see is the 4449 pulling into Durand. I suspect the last live steam I saw in Durand was one of the Michigan Railroad Club trips in the early 70's, probably behind CN 4-8-4 #6218.
Do you know a good Michigan based fan board on the web?
Post Number: 586
|Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 9:19 pm: || |
Try www.railroadfan.com or www.michigannrailroads.com. Both are excellent.
Post Number: 402
|Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 10:06 pm: || |
Wow, thank you so much for posting this! The 1225 and the big Allegheny at Henry Ford Museum are our two favorite engines.
Post Number: 1024
|Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 11:13 pm: || |
Have to mark my calender and get one of my vehicles ready for the trip. To bad I can't just take the train.
Post Number: 1025
|Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 11:14 pm: || |
Have to mark my calender and get one of my vehicles ready for the trip. Too bad I can't just take the train.
Post Number: 112
|Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 1:56 am: || |
Hey Buster, are you a member of the railroadfan.com forum too?
Post Number: 800
|Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 7:10 am: || |
If you're interested in getting the 4449 ready on the Portland end, try www.railroadforums.com/forum It's a Pacific NorthWest based forum.
And thanks for the link. railroadfan.com was what I was looking for.....
Post Number: 392
|Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 9:27 am: || |
Careful, the majority of persons on this site are liberal democratscommies)
They believe the train subjegated the Chinese and Irish, raped the homesteaders of property, displaced and humiliated the "Native Americans", pushed the extinction of the Bison, ruined the environment, polluted the streams , displaced huge amounts of species, upset the natural chain, decimated the landscape, created a caste system here, made few millionaires at the expense of others, drew women into prostitution, created alcoholics and gamblers by the thousands, promoted lawlessness and made Blacks subserviant to Whites by placing them in demeaning roles as porters and cooks.
The majority of viewers of this forum will not approve of any such "celebration" of trains.
Post Number: 1213
|Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 10:01 am: || |
Give me a break, Ongowwah. Most democrats actually support railroads, as they are fuel efficient (environmentally friendly).
Douglasm-- is the routing actually finalized? What makes people think that CN will allow a steam locomotive, under steam or not, to travel on its main line all the way from Chicago to Durand when it hasn't allowed ANY steam for decades? As things stand now, it's an ordeal just to allow the 1225 permission to cross the Durand diamond.
I'd love for my pessimism to be proved unfounded, though!
(Message edited by Burnsie on April 01, 2009)
Post Number: 396
|Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 12:39 pm: || |
If they support railroads then they are two-faced. I however have always liked railroads, except of course the way Obama is railroading us to socialism...
Post Number: 415
|Posted on Wednesday, April 01, 2009 - 12:43 pm: || |
Burnsie, I cant figure out either of you guys so here's the Wiki page on Democratic Party Icon Averell Harriman, owner of the co. where the Daily Kos "Bush Nazi" meme comes from & whose family owned the Union Pacific, which should technically make him a strange bedfellow in the "Party Of The Working Man" but oh well;
Are Steamfest tix tax deductible?