Southbound UP detour climbing the 1.5% Lava Butte Summit on the Oregon Trunk Sub.
SP 4449 leads the Amtrak 925 special through the heart of the spectacular Deschutes Canyon with a colorful consist.
SP 4449 brings an excursion train south through the Deschutes River Canyon north of Maupin, OR with a long train of Amtrak and private cars bound for Bend. Using the BNSF Oregon Trunk Sub, the tra... (more)
A long freight chugs up the hill after crossing the Columbia River from the Washington State side, gaining altitude and miles into central Oregon. Three mid-train DPUs included a UP motor.
Yes, this is actually a train, a work train, and it was running a good 30 mph on the main track of a main line, trailing its 6 freight cars. I don’t know what railroad it belongs to. If I judge by... (more)