THE LAST DECADES of the 20th century have been exciting ones for the legendary Daylight train and its sole preserved steam locomotive, No. 4449. The streamlined 4-8-4 was withdrawn in 1956, rescued from dormant display in a park in 1974 to pull the red-white-blue American Freedom Train, restored to orange-red-black Daylight livery in 1981, and finally matched with a full Daylight painted passenger train in 1984. Excursion trips over the familiar stomping grounds of Southern Pacific's Shasta Route main line from Portland, Oregon to Northern California became expected if not quite routine. When 4449 took an 11-car passenger train in vintage Daylight garb to San Jose and back in 1992, few realized this would be the final appearance of 4449 with a full Daylight train. Instead, passengers and fans delighted in a vintage Daylight performance under clear blue skies. Soon afterwards, however, the passenger cars became dispersed and Union Pacific's acquisition of Southern Pacific closed the rou|
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