In February of 1989 a very special event took place in the Northwest. The Southern Pacific Daylight 4449 pulled a train with six dome cars from Seattle to Wenatchee over Burlington Northern tracks through the Cascades. The reason for the celebration was the state’s Centennial and Winter Games.
It was a spectacular trip with a great looking train. The SP 4449 pulled a passenger train, which included four Tour Alaska dome cars, plus two Ultra Dome cars from the Midnight Sun Express. These cars are used in Alaska and were brought down for this special trip. The special train traveled between Wenatchee and Leavenworth each day carrying passengers and contestants participating in the Winter Games. The weather was cold and the train provided a great show in the snow each day.
Also on hand was the number 5 from the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad. This 2-8-2 steam locomotive also pulled a special excursion train each day from Wenatchee to Chelan for more of the special events taking place.