Winterail has come and gone, but the trains still roll on. At a point about halfway between two elevation gaining horseshoe curves about 3 miles west of Summit, a short 9 car Hauler creaks and gr... (more)
P & W's Toledo Hauler twists and turns up the Yaquina River Valley in the Coast Range Mountains during a trip from Georgia Pacific Paper Mill in Toledo to Albany, Oregon.
Crawling along at 10 MPH, the hauler wends its way up the Yaquina River Valley beside HWY 180, AKA Nashville Road at this point. The former SP route leads up and over the Coast Range Mountains of... (more)
The 3001 is working its hauler through some thickly forested country, up and over the Coast Range Mountains of western Oregon. It is nearly twenty miles into a 7+ hour, 74.7 mile long trek bound ... (more)
About one half hour after having departed Toledo the Hauler is nearing the Yaquina River Valley community of Elk City. It is about eight miles into a 7+ hour, 74.7 mile long trek over the Coast R... (more)
The Toledo Hauler has crossed over the Willamette River and into Albany proper via this 1921 vintage SP built Warren through truss bridge with a 260-foot center swing span. The bridge features lon... (more)
Portland & Western crews flew black flags this week to honor their fallen brother, Ronald Lee Langlois, who met a tragic end while working a nighttime yard switch job in Eugene, Oregon.
The Toledo Hauler, led by Portland & Western's pair of GP40P-2 locomotives and RPE4D road slugs, crosses the Willamette River bridge as a boat races upriver. Something of a rare shot as the eastb... (more)
PNWR 3001 leads the Toledo Hauler across the Willamette River bridge shortly after sunrise.
Portland & Western's rock train unloads its hoppers in Hillsboro, Oregon.