Amtrak 405 leads the eastbound Pioneer around the curve and into the community of Meacham in the beautiful Blue Mountains.
SP Maintenance of Way Flanger 316 sits in the small yard in Ashland, Oregon. The yard tracks have since been removed.
While going for a cab ride in UP 3416 over the Blue Mountains, we stopped in the siding to meet the eastbound Amtrak Pioneer. It was a beautiful day and a lot of fun to ride on this Intermodal hot... (more)
Portland & Western 663 meets empty CN Oil. CN has been running weekly oil trains to Willbridge Yard with all CN power. An article in NPR suggests that the strategy of shipping out of Portland and ... (more)
Amtrak Cascades trains use articulated train sets manufactured by Talgo designed for high-speed rail service. The trains operate over a 467 mile corridor from Vancouver, BC, to Eugene, OR. The ser... (more)
A couple former SP AC4400CWs, a SD60M, and the "Pink Ribbon" hang on in Albina at the end of March.
It is a blast from the past as a 1952 built SW1 rolls past the 1905 built substation for Oregon Water Power & Railway Company.
While BNSF power isn't uncommon on the UP in Portland, this rare trio has made their second appearance in the last two weeks on Saturday. I believe this is the Everett-Albina, but i'm not sure as ... (more)
Northbound BNSF No. 3885 with a mixed manifest, slides downhill on the Oregon Trunk Line. Reaching the bottom of the Deschutes River Canyon the train passes Moody and will soon be running along th... (more)
Three relatively new GE C40-8s, led by UP 9134, lead an intermodal hotshot out of a siding deep in the Blue Mountains.
As the trees gain their leafs, a pair of cascade green SD60Ms lead a freight into Albina Yard from the BN.
After waiting for after waiting in depo 4, the power move crossed the Steel Bridge, heading south before reversing and crossing the main. I was able to catch it on the approach to Albina Yard for ... (more)
Becoming increasingly rare, former SP 321 leads a power move from Lake Yard to Albina Yard as it passes the Lake Transfer and Union Station.
After seeing this SD60M DPU coming off the Seattle Sub in Vancouver, i figured it was worth a chase int the Gorge. UP and BNSF has been reactivating lots of old power, now is the time to shoot!
COP 989 heads the eastbound interchange train into Prineville, OR after making a trip to Redmond to interchange with BNSF.