Sunny centerbeams welcome the 14 as it guides the 14 downgrade through Oakridge. Fresh ballast and ties litter the bed awaiting the gangs currently working southward in the Eugene area. The SP s... (more)
Amtrak glides thru the old SP yard in Oakridge, amid some assorted snow-fighting equipment, and a long line of lumber cars that have been stored there for quite some time. Looks like some MOW wor... (more)
High in the Cascade Mountains on Union Pacific’s Cascade Subdivision, the Amtrak Coast Starlight train 14 gingerly snakes its way down the 1.7% grade at 20 mph through ‘the slide’ at Fields.
After conquering the Cascade Mountains the northbound Amtrak Coast Starlight 14 runs downhill through Oakridge, Oregon. During the glory days Oakridge was known for its logging and railroading as... (more)