I originally posted this on my old website on February 13, 2010.
(NOTE: This website is NOT affiliated with ORHF or the locomotives; visit orhf.org for current info)
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 2009 event was scheduled for December 4-6 with Spokane, Portland & Seattle steam locomotive #700 and December 11-13 with Southern Pacific Daylight steam locomotive #4449, and used 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 filmed on December 4-5, 2009.
The video below was filmed on December 11, 2009.
The video below was filmed on December 12, 2009.
The following is the consist of the train:
Each will be covered in its own post.
Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation
Pacific Railroad Preservation Association
Friends of SP #4449
Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society
Brian McCamish's Holiday Express 2009 Page
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