The story would be dramatic enough if it only included the SP 4449, the last surviving example of Southern Pacific's "GS-4" (General Service/Golden State) class of steam locomotives. The Northern Pacific Travelers Rest is another member of the fleet of the Friends of the SP4449 located at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center. All proceeds go to the restoration and support of SP 4449. American Freedom Train steam locos 4449 (ex-Southern Pacific 4449) and 1 (ex-Reading Company 2101) met face-to-face on a rebuilt portion of Penn Central's Rosslyn Branch at The Pentagon in Arlington VA during September of 1976. 88 were here. $11.99 per calendar. However, in the case of the SP 4449 and the other 4-8-4s used by the railroad, Southern Pacific designed its own 4-8-4 wheel arrangement from a 4-8-2 Mountain-type and named it the Golden State or "GS" for short. southern pacific 4449 Built in 1941 as a 4-8-4 GS-4 locomotive, she is 110′ long, 10′ wide and 16′ tall. •STATUS: Some in museums, along with a few that are operating, including Santa Fe 3751, Union Pacific 844, Southern Pacific 4449, Milwaukee Road 261, and Norfolk & Western 611 Leave a Comment MOST RECENT | OLDEST TO NEWEST SP 2472 and SP 4449 "San Jose Steam Celebration" double-heading a passenger train. Welcome to the official Friends of SP 4449 page! We've focused our attention on one specific locomotive in this lineup - 4449 in some of her many appearances in a long and amazing second career. The 2020 Calendar is a 12 month calendar and features excellent photographs of the SP 4449 These pictures are from out trips in the Northwest as well as across the country. 584 pages, 8½ x 11 library bound with dust jacket, 1,043 photos, 76 maps, Bibliography and Index. Southern Pacific’s Los Angeles Division is sure to find a place on the book shelves of those interested in the SP, or the history of Southern California as a whole. Southern Pacific Lines VISION GS-4 #4449 The most famous of all the GS series, no VISION edition of these locomotives would be complete without the GS-4! Once lettered "James J. Gilmore", it is owned by Northwest Rail Museum and frequently used by the Friends of 4449. Through the joint efforts of the California State Railroad Museum, the Pacific Coast Chapter of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, the City of Portland, Oregon, and the Southern Pacific Transportation Company, it was agreed that No. See more ideas about steam trains, locomotive, train. May 25, 2020 - Explore Drragsdale's board "4449", followed by 364 people on Pinterest. Item 1: 2020 Calendar SP 4449. Built in 1941 by Pullman for Southern Pacific's signature Coast Daylight train (the same one SP 4449 was built for), this car later shed its Daylight colors and operated as a stainless-steel car. With locomotive and tender weighing 433 tons and a boiler pressure of 300 psi, her eight 80″ diameter drivers and unique firebox truck booster can apply 5,500 horsepower to the rails and exceed 100 mph.