It is a blast from the past as a 1952 built SW1 rolls past the 1905 built substation for Oregon Water Power & Railway Company.
Without any camera equipment on front, 4449 looks like a classic steam era express as it rolls into the eastern Colombia river basin. A few miles ahead, it will wye at the Celilo bridge.
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)
Anxious feelings of defeat turn to joy as the sun opens up on 4449.
The eastbound Daylight special passes the reservation site at Cook under a subtle mist.
With a little snow still on the rim of the Columbia River Gorge, 4449 blasts into Stevenson on a wonderful spring afternoon. The train is taking part of an IMAX special, with a matching set of BNS... (more)
Surprise! 4449 makes a unannounced run with BNSF business cars. Here it is seen heading east along the Fallbridge Sub. It is apparently filming an IMAX movie. Note the cameras on the front end.
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!
Assisting a culvert rebuild project being financed by the City of Portland, OPR 1413 & OPR 100 hustle two empty dump cars back to reload in Milwaukee.
After a late winter snow, UP 591 switches the Rivergate auto docks from the scenic Cathedral Park of St Johns.
Following a spring hail shower, Peninsula Terminal's former Portland & Western GP9 awaits a stack train to clear N Portland Junction before heading to home rails. 1805 was built for the SP in 1959... (more)
A Cascades train hustles past the sidings of the St Johns trench.