Battle Creek Daylight
Southern Pacific #4449 is nearing the end of its nearly 2,500 mile journey from Portland, OR to Owosso, MI as it steams east through Battle Creek. The beautiful 1941 built Lima 4-8-4 made the trek across the country to participate in Train Festival 2009 along with PM 1225, NKP 765 and several other steam locomotives. The train had left Chicago early that morning, traversing the IHB, NS, and Amtrak mainlines before switching to CN rails for the final stretch to Durand. There the locomotive would take water and turn north, arriving in Owosso after dark.