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Date: 08/05/22 11:31
SP 4449's First Appeance in Daylight Paint
Author: rattenne

To say excitement was in the air would be a gross understatement. It's the evening of April 25, 1981 and Extra 4449 West has just pulled into the Klamath Falls station. The special is on its way to Sacramento and Railfair 81 and the following day will be a crazy one with hundreds of fans chasing 4449 in its first appearance in Daylight colors.




Date: 08/05/22 13:14
Re: SP 4449's First Appeance in Daylight Paint
Author: HotWater

Very nice! However since this is more than 41 years ago, shouldn't' this be posted on the Steam & Excursion board, or at least on the Nostalgia & History board?



Date: 08/05/22 16:02
Re: SP 4449's First Appeance in Daylight Paint
Author: agentatascadero

I cannot resist picking one little nit......this is far from the first time this beauty has appeared in Daylight garb, even if it is the first time since her Daylight trim was removed in the '50s.  Thus, in regular service she appeared thousands of times in Daylight garb.
If this is too small a nit to pick....so be it.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 08/05/22 16:16
Re: SP 4449's First Appeance in Daylight Paint
Author: wp1801

Great photo in spite of the nit pickers..



Date: 08/05/22 17:35
Re: SP 4449's First Appeance in Daylight Paint
Author: agentatascadero

wp1801 Wrote:
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> Great photo in spite of the nit pickers..

Hey now, I only see ONE nit picked!!  Move along, nothing plural to see here......sigh.

AA

 

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 08/05/22 17:51
Re: SP 4449's First Appeance in Daylight Paint
Author: HotWater

wp1801 Wrote:
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> Great photo in spite of the nit pickers..

Well, in my opinion it is a very nice photo, but NOT a "great photo".



Date: 08/05/22 17:55
Re: SP 4449's First Appeance in Daylight Paint
Author: dmaffei

Was there that night and the next day. Pacing that machine south out of Dorris on highway 97 was like something out of the movie Days of Thunder, but worth it. Remember the crew member invited us up that night for a cab visit while the kept the locomotive spot fire going. Good memories. Thanks for sharing 



Date: 08/06/22 12:00
Re: SP 4449's First Appeance in Daylight Paint
Author: rattenne

I think most of the readers knew what I meant ...



Date: 08/06/22 12:15
Re: SP 4449's First Appeance in Daylight Paint
Author: agentatascadero

rattenne Wrote:
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> I think most of the readers knew what I meant ...

If you're referencing my remarks, yes, I knew what you meant.   I just could not resist poking a little fun a your small but real error.  

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 08/06/22 12:18
Re: SP 4449's First Appeance in Daylight Paint
Author: rattenne

Sorry if I didn't pidgeon hole this post in the 'correct' forum. Yes, it's an older pic and its steam. Does that forbid me from posting in the western forum - since it is still a western topic?



Date: 08/06/22 12:38
Re: SP 4449's First Appeance in Daylight Paint
Author: agentatascadero

Photos like yours turn up in several boards, Nostalgia, Steam, Western, Eastern, and Canadian.  Most important is they get posted, which board is less of a concern....to me a least.
I'm not a photographer, so I'm grateful for all who document these scenes.
SP steam generates special thanks from me.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



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