Tuesday, March 19, 2013

How the Union Pacific locomotive got to its site in Jefferson Park on its way past Kelty's Auto Parts at 9th & Orchard. The engine arrived as a gift from UP for Christmas 1959, and put in place later in 1960.Thanks to Steve Kelty for sharing the aerial photo. (Part 1)

Retired from service on the Portland-Boise route in 1956, the "Mikado" locomotive originally served in Japan, but was renamed "MacArthur" for patriotic reasons on its return to the USA. (WW U-B, May 21 1961)

The General Douglas MacArthur locomotive