Washington Centennial Steam DVD Train Video
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In February of 1989 a very special event took place in the Northwest. The Southern Pacific Daylight 4449 pulled a train with six dome cars from Seattle to Wenatchee over Burlington Northern tracks through the Cascades. The reason for the celebration was the state's Centennial and Winter Games.
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Steamboy (MASSACHUSETTS) on 2017-11-24 09:03:44.
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Nearly 30 years ago, one of 4449�s well-known trips for 1989 besides the 50th anniversary of LA union station, as well as shooting for Warner Brother�s Come See the Paradise, Was one of the most rarely seen events in Pacific Northwest railroading history. Besides the now 76 year old Northern, The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad�s now disassembled Porter built Mikado #5 is also shown hauling school kids to the winter games. Fun fact Alert: Only Pentrex & Dave Goodheart productions were there for the steam specials while other well known video producers are busy shooting their own projects and/or editing what they shot back in '88.
BigJim4Life (Morrisville PA US) on 2017-12-02 13:17:48.
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I'm in the middle of watching this video now and can already tell you that it is very much worth picking up. Great steam action featuring #4449 and Mt. Rainier Scenic #5, a small-drivered 2-8-2 (even running on the mainline - wow!) pulling trips amongst the amazingly beautiful mountainous terrain of the state of Washington in the winter. This is definitely worth picking up!!!
Joshua Craig Beytien (Iowa) on 2018-03-16 02:26:22.
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A winter game event at Washington in 1989 with train rides hauled by one 4-8-4 'Northern' and a 2-8-2 logging 'Mike' was spectacular to watch on DVD. Even I thought of it right before the Roanoke Triple-Header later that year in summertime. Kudos.