Southern Pacific @ Sacramento, CA.
Southern Pacific 4449, also known as the "Daylight", is the only surviving example of Southern Pacific Railroad's "GS-4" class of 4-8-4 "Northern" type steam locomotives and one of only two GS-class locomotives existing today.
The locomotive was built by Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, Ohio for the Southern Pacific in May 1941. It received the red-and-orange "Daylight" paint scheme for the passenger trains of the same name which it hauled for most of its service career. No. 4449 was retired from revenue service in 1956 and put into storage. In 1958, the Southern Pacific donated the locomotive to the City of Portland, Oregon.
Photographed by Bruce Macdonald, May 2, 1981.
Added to the photo archive by Bruce Macdonald, August 27, 2021.
Railroad: Southern Pacific.
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