Welcome to the official Friends of SP 4449's website. We're a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration, maintenance, and operation of the former Southern Pacific steam locomotive based in Portland, Oregon.
The continued operation of SP 4449 relies heavily on volunteer work, fuel and materials, and donations! Your donation to the SP 4449 is tax deductible and greatly appreciated! You can also support the SP 4449 by purchasing one of our concession items, such as our annual calendars featuring the locomotive and its crew!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we see the 4449 at the enginehouse?
Yes, the Oregon Rail Heritage Center is accessible to the public. Check www.orhf.org for hours, location and info.
When is your next excursion?
We're always working to run an excursion or make a special appearance, however that can take up to 2-3 years of planning as well as obtaining approvals and insurance. When a public trip is announced, available information will be posted on this website. If a trip is sponsored by a private group or company who wishes to keep mum on the schedule, we can't provide additional information.
Photos And Graphics
All the photographs posted on this website is copyrighted by their respective owner(s). Ensure that you have permission directly from the photographer -- no one else -- before you use any photo for any type of use.