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Date: 02/20/21 16:49
4449 and Freedom Train in 1975
Author: ssloansjca

1 - Early on the cold morning of Thursday, December 4, 1975 the American Freedom Train with SP 4449 on the point makes a brief stop in Martinez, CA enroute to Oakland, CA and display. According to good sources, including Guy L. Dunscomb's, A Century of Southern Pacific Steam Locomotives as well as Diebert & Strapac's SP Steam Locomotive Compendium, SP 4449 was built in May 1941 by Lima as a model GS-4, builders number 7817, SP 4449, SP Class GS-4. In September 1956 the locomotive was pulled from Storage by SP and donated to the City of Portland. This locomotive is currently owned by the City of Portland, Oregon.

2 - On Thursday, November 27, 1975, the American Freedom Train traveled from Reno, NV to Sacramento, CA. The American Freedom Train with SP 4449 on the point is enroute to Sacramento, CA and display.

I hope you enjoy these:

Steve Sloan
San José, CA

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Date: 02/20/21 17:08
Re: 4449 and Freedom Train in 1975
Author: wcamp1472

Thank you , Steve, for the history and your excellent pics...

Wes Camp



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