Almost immediately after the second Amtrak Cascades pulled out of Centralia, we heard #4449's steam whistle in the distance and the doubleheader made its appearance.
It was about 4:30 when the train came to a stop at the Centralia depot. The original schedule had it arriving in Centralia at 12:30, so it was now a full four hours late. I took the opportunity to get more photos of #4449 and #844, including some detail photos.
The stop in Centralia was a lot shorter than I expected it to be. This was probably because the train was running so late. The train was only in Centralia for a few minutes before continuing on its way. I didn't even have enough time to walk around to the other side of the train for pictures of the other side. Before I knew it, #4449's bell started ringing, signaling its imminent departure. #4449's whistle sounded twice, #844's replied with the same signal, and then they were off.
Here are some of the cars of the train as they pull out of Centralia. In order, they are: Baggage Recreation Car #5769 Council Bluffs, Dome Lounge #9005 Walter Dean, Dome Dining Car #8008 City of Portland, Dome Dining Car #7011 Missouri River Eagle, Business Car #102 St. Louis & Inspection Car #203 Idaho.
I wasn't planning on chasing the doubleheader any farther than this, especially considering how late it was, so after it departed, I walked back over to check out the diesel that had arrived after I arrived. I was not expecting anything special, but I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong.
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