Southbound train #671 wraps around the tight horseshoe curve and emerges from a tunnel on the 1.5% climb up Trout Creek Canyon between South Junction and Gateway, Oregon.
Thirty-nine cars--24 of them empties--push on the GP38-2 and 2 GP39 rebuilds leading #682 down the 1.5% Trout Creek grade, dropping down into the Deschutes River Canyon between Gateway and South J... (more)
Like many lines featuring great scenery, the Oregon Trunk isn't the busiest line around. Plenty of patience and luck are required by the photographer who chooses to shoot this line. Luck was on my... (more)
2010 PNW Trip After visiting UP's Cascades Sub, I moved on to check out BNSF's Oregon Trunk. Vacations are meant for relaxation, and with only 4-5 trains per day, you have plenty of down ti... (more)
In the hours between train movements on BNSF's "OT" line, this GRS searchlight signal at the north end of Gateway siding displays a clear block in both directions. Installed by SP&S between 1949 a... (more)