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devights 04-28-2007 06:57 AM

Steam in Seattle?
Hey, I'm aware that SP 4449 and UP 844 are coming up to Seattle around the 18th of this month, but I heard a very strange sound tonight. I was walking across the University of Washington campus and heard a train whistle. Since I'm so close to Interbay train yard this is a common event. Except this time it wasn't your typical Leslie or AirChime whistle, this was a steam whistle. It really sounded like a train whistle (after spending a day watching 4449 in Portland, I've gotten used to the sound), although there are boats nearby and I suppose it could have come from some sort of steam boat , but it sure as hell sounded like it was coming from the yard.
Does anyone "in the know" have any news about this or am I just going senile?

nwrails 04-28-2007 07:23 AM

Most likely you heard the steamship "Virginia V" or one of the other local steamers.

Otherwise, nothing railroad/steam related is scheduled through until the UP steam excursions in May.


devights 04-28-2007 08:41 AM

Ah, good point. Didn't think there were any steam ships operating in the area. Nearly crapped my pants when I heard that.

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