#4449 got a full FRA Annual Test right on the spot. This included
a hydrostatic test to 25% over rated boiler pressure. And all with
a very curious crowd looking on.
the same time in Birmingham, Alabama (May 9th), locomotive #2101
made a test run through Bessemer after repairs and painting.
Orleans was later the site of the 1978 and 1984 American
Freedom Train Crew Reunions.