Union Pacific local LIA43-25 sets out some cars in the yard in Salem, Oregon, on August 25th, 2015. Power on this train consists of GP60 1018 (ex-UP 1921, ex-UP 5721, nee-SP 9618) and GP39-2 1207... (more)
Portland & Western train 735R, a rock train, has just come out of the quarry in Hopmere, a section of Salem, Oregon, where the train originates, led by GP39-2 2303. Now on the mainline, the train... (more)
Southbound Amtrak clearing the signal at track speed.
Peace to you as well Amtrak engineer!
Cherries bloom on the right of an officer's special pulled by Southern Pacific 4-8-4 #4449. "Daylight" runs down a street on the old Burlington Northern line through Salem, Oregon.
The only woolen mill museum west of Missouri, the Mission Mill Museum is bathed in the morning sun as the Amtrak Cascades 504 ventures north after its station stop in the capitol city. The Thomas... (more)
UP1989 leads the Operation Lifesaver special through Salem on a Sunny and Beautiful Sunday morning.
Fittingly nestled between government buildings and government roads is the Amtrak Cascades 504. Departing northward on this cold and soggy morning along 12th Street in Salem, Oregon. This stretch ... (more)
Camera: Tachihara 4x5
Lens: 90mm f/8 Super Angulon
Exposure: 70 seconds @ f/22
An Officer's Special (there were people from GWI on this train) heads north on the old BN.
About 30 minutes before the OE Express showed up, the extra OE Local came through town. He has the 3003 and 3005, former LLPX 3203 and 3205 for you SLR fans.
Moments after I got this shot, the air dumped and the train blocked the northern 3/4 of Front Street for about 30 minutes while the conductor walked the train and I played taxi service.
Leaving Oregon State Fair display to head back to Portland
SP&S 700 turns plenty of heads running down Front Street
A northbound UP manifest hurries to get to the Labish siding (north of Salem), to get in the clear for soon to arrive Amtrak southbound Coast Starlight #11.
UP 1200 leads the Salem Switcher job southbound back to the UP Salem yard. The 1200 has a rich history, being originally built in 1977 for Kennecott Copper in Utah.