I originally posted this on my old website on March 26, 2009.
The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's annual fund-raiser to raise money for a permanent home for Portland's historic locomotives and railcars is the Holiday Express in December, offering rides to the public along the Oregon Pacific Railroad from Oaks Amusement Park in Sellwood to East Portland and back and features Santa Claus for the children.
The 2008 event was scheduled for December 5-7 and 12-14, and used Southern Pacific Daylight steam locomotive #4449 and passenger cars from the Friends of SP #4449, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and the Northwest Rail Museum.
The video below was taken on December 6, 2008.
The following is the consist of the train:
Each will be covered in its own post.
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