5th May 1989

(50th Anniversary of LA Union Station)

Locos Used at least UP 951, UP 6085 & steam: SP 4449 & UP 8444

Route :

Loco(s) Route
4449 ??? - Los Angeles Union

Route :

Loco(s) Route
8444 + 6085 + 951 ??? - Los Angeles Union

Notes :
(1) Route & loco confirmation required. A series of specials ran to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Los Angeles Union Station. One special ran from Oregon and the other from Wyoming. They met-up just outside the station then ran in on parallel tracks, complete with TV helicopters flying overhead. During the celebrations there was an exhibition of locomotives in the station area.

Sources : various including Alan Grange

Photo Review

4449 approaches Union station (photos: Alan Grange)

8444 also approaches the station (photograph: Alan Grange)

Parallel running on the last stage (photograph: Alan Grange)

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