Not your everyday helper setup! After a long struggle up the grade from Hilgard, stalling out once below Motanic, getting going again at a 10 MPH grind, the crew of the westbound stack trai... (more)
On a hazy August evening, an eastbound K train slowly climbs over the vertical curve at the summit of the Blue Mountains at Kamela. Despite brown skies from forest fires in central Oregon, the eve... (more)
UP 8334 slows as it climbs the last bit of uphill grade before descending eastward down the Blue Mountains.
A brand new GE struggles to keep its train under control after starting a downhill grade from the summit at the town of Kamela in the Blue Mountains.
A Union Pacific manifest slows to a halt as it nears the end of the siding at the summit of the Blue Mountains. After waiting for a train to pass, the manifest will highball Kamela after blocking ... (more)
A westbound UP stack train is just about to crest the summit of the Blue Mountains at Kamela,OR 7/19/07
Westbound in the Blues.
Portland Rose Special on the return trip from celebrating the 100th year of the Pendleton Roundup.
Portland Rose Special on the return trip from celebrating the 100th year of the Pendleton Roundup. The train got stopped before the west switch of Kamela on a 2.2% grade in pouring rain due to MOW... (more)
Portland Rose special to celibrate the 100th year of the Pendleton Roundup
UP 844 cresting the Summit of the Blue Mountains in Eastern Oregon on its Portland Rose/Pendleton Round-Up Centennial tour
Just after sun-down, with rain falling an UP mixed freight is working westbound deep in the Blues. The headlights of this GE C44ACTE are lighting up the forest. making for an unique low light i... (more)
Wow. A Westbound stack train meets an Eastbound at Kamela, as one drops off the Earth and the other rises from it's depths. Both trains are cresting a 2.2% grade, the summit of the UP line ... (more)
A UP eastbound stack train is almost to the summit of the Blue Mountains as it approaches Kamela.
Drop off! The DPU of a Wastbound stack train drops off the face of the Earth and descends the 2.2% grade down the La Grande Sub at Kamela.