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Date: 10/13/20 09:55
SP 4449 (4-8-4) Last two days of westbound chase 2009
Author: jkh2cpu

1. US_Whitefish_MT_2009-10-18_11@51_1833_SP_4449 This was a 'rest day' on the return trip. While stopped for the day, people worked on spiffing the loco up to builder photo quality ;-)

2. US_Libby_MT_2009-10-19_13@03_1870_SP_4449 The chase on the forth day started at Whitefish, and I had to wait for the train to get to civilization before I was really chasing again. I caught up with it at Libby, MT.

3. US_Libby_MT_2009-10-19_13@03_1871_SP_4449 He's moving here.








Date: 10/13/20 10:07
Re: SP 4449 (4-8-4) Last two days of westbound chase 2009
Author: jkh2cpu

4. US_Naples_ID_2009_10_19_15_04_1878_SP_4449 He's blowing through Naples, ID

5. US_Athol_ID_2009_10_19_17_44_1899_SP_4449

6. US_Lind_WA_2009_10_20_12_48_1916_MILW_Cedar-Rapids A look at the train as it approaches, Lind, WA on the last day of the chase.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/13/20 10:12 by jkh2cpu.








Date: 10/13/20 10:11
Re: SP 4449 (4-8-4) Last two days of westbound chase 2009
Author: jkh2cpu

7. US_Eltopia_WA_2009-10-20_13@52_1923_SP_4449 I found this spot by talking to a fellow on the road. It was a good one to stop at.

8. US_Eltopia_WA_2009-10-20_13@52_1924_SP_4449 This is my last look at SP 4449 as it headed home for Portland, Oregon.

Thanks for looking and for the comments.

John.






Date: 10/13/20 11:33
Re: SP 4449 (4-8-4) Last two days of westbound chase 2009
Author: asheldrake

GREAT pictures.....talented fireman!    Arlen



Date: 10/13/20 11:59
Re: SP 4449 (4-8-4) Last two days of westbound chase 2009
Author: andersonb109

There appear to be a few different PV's than we had eastbound. Cedar Rapids included. 



Date: 10/13/20 12:28
Re: SP 4449 (4-8-4) Last two days of westbound chase 2009
Author: nycman

Great series, John.  How did you manage to get ahead of the train between these locations?



Date: 10/13/20 13:05
Re: SP 4449 (4-8-4) Last two days of westbound chase 2009
Author: agent1522

I was on the final segment from Spokane to Portland riding in the Cedar Rapids.



Date: 10/13/20 13:05
Re: SP 4449 (4-8-4) Last two days of westbound chase 2009
Author: jkh2cpu

Glad you liked'em.  Going across Montanta on US-2 was a breeze.  Except for a herd or 10 to 12 chasers, there was hardly any traffic on the road.  After I took a shot, I'd let the pack get ahead of me.  Some of them I never saw again,  and the others I passed as they stayed at train speed and I lead-footed it to the next photo spot that I came across.

John.



Date: 10/13/20 18:43
Re: SP 4449 (4-8-4) Last two days of westbound chase 2009
Author: monaddave

Nice set of shots.

But your #5 is at Cocolalla. The pair of Advance 40 speed boards and controled signals towards the rear of the train give that away. 
Dave in MT



Date: 10/13/20 19:08
Re: SP 4449 (4-8-4) Last two days of westbound chase 2009
Author: jkh2cpu

 Thanks, Dave.  I'll get it changed in the morning :-)

John.



Date: 10/16/20 14:26
Re: SP 4449 (4-8-4) Last two days of westbound chase 2009
Author: Goalieman

Fantastic photo series! Thanks for sharing! Pictures #3 and #8 we snapped at my favorite angle when watching a locomotive at any speed. I love the action of the rods from that perspective. Thanks for posting!!

Mark V.
“The Fort” in Indiana

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Date: 10/16/20 21:14
Re: SP 4449 (4-8-4) Last two days of westbound chase 2009
Author: ProAmtrak

Great pics, I can understand lead footing it because 4449 is no slowpoke, she can haul butt!

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Date: 10/17/20 17:38
Re: SP 4449 (4-8-4) Last two days of westbound chase 2009
Author: ns1000

Thanks for the pics...



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