Thursday, July 7, 2011

Full Steam Ahead!

On July 3rd my girlfriend and I drove down to Portland to ride on a train pulled by the Southern Pacific #4449, a 4-8-4 steam locomotive built in 1941.  The trip was a round trip along the Columbia River Gorge out to Wishram Washington and back.  The excursion was wonderfully relaxing and while the day started out cloudy the sun broke through and we were treated to beautiful views if the river as we made our way along.  In Wishram we were served a BBQ lunch and had a chance to take a few pictures before boarding the train for a ride back to Portland.

It was a nice relaxing trip and reminded me again why I enjoy travel by train so much.  Enjoy the pictures I took on the trip:

SP #4449 (July 2011)

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