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Old 07-15-2017, 05:32pm   #1 (permalink)
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the Southern Pacific class GS-4 was considered the finest. Many of us still agree.
Sadly, only one, of the 28 originally built, survives. 4449. NOTHING sounds like the whistle of a steam locomotive.

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Great video, thanks. He leans on that steam whistle a LOT!

I do miss seeing a caboose at the end though.
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Blocked here at work .

They're building a theme park in my town and it is centered around 8 historical trains that will be running.
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Great video, thanks. He leans on that steam whistle a LOT!

I do miss seeing a caboose at the end though.
A caboose would be appropriate for a freight train. Passenger trains, especially the "Name" trains ended with Observation cars:





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the Southern Pacific class GS-4 was considered the finest. Many of us still agree.
Sadly, only one, of the 28 originally built, survives. 4449. NOTHING sounds like the whistle of a steam locomotive.

Daylight 4449 Steams to Bend, Oregon 24 June 2017 - YouTube
Except steam whistles on tractors

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Great video
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Great video!!!! Back in the day, way back, as a kid laying in bed at night in the middle of winter, I remember hearing that ghostly wail of steam engine whistles. Still sends a shiver up my back! Especially when the engineer modulates it like that. So cool!



P.S.
Just noticed an Amcrack diesel power unit behind the two tenders......
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Just noticed an Amcrack diesel power unit behind the two tenders......
Known as HEP. Head End Power. Supplies HVAC & electricity to the passenger cars.

GS4 is unable to supply those needs.
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