Older power idles behind the Albina engine house.
Laying down some smoke, SP 4449 takes its train to the wye at Redmond, Or to be turned.
A spiffy former ATSF rebuild works the Kinder Morgan Willbridge Terminal in NW Portland. Starting this month, the dash-3 upgraded units have been showing up around the north western US, including ... (more)
Unfortunately after two weeks of sun, SP 4449 was brought out of the engine house for Train Day in Portland under all to familiar gray skies.
Albany Easterns u-boats sit at the Rick Franklin office in Lebanon. LLW 5399 sits in the background.
Western Pacific Railroad Museums collection of WP GP7s
On my way to see Dead & Company at the Gorge Amphitheater, i had to make a slight detour to check out the vintage EMD power of the Columbia Basin Railroad.
Lahaina, Kaanapali & Pacific's "Anaka" finishes it's day pulling the sugar cain train and takes some water in the yard.
Green Goats with southern California heritage markings
While home i was able to catch the usually nocturnal "Oilcans" as they arrived into SLO. After a quick crew change, they will head north to Wunpost for loading. The restored SP freight h... (more)
The short 30' McCloud Caboose still sits in front of some chip cars.
A special run was made for the American Freedom Train reunion. SP 4449 steams along the Oregon Pacific down to Oaks Park.
Portland & Western 663 meets empty CN Oil. CN has been running weekly oil trains to Willbridge Yard with all CN power. An article in NPR suggests that the strategy of shipping out of Portland and ... (more)
One of Portland & Westerns SD9s works the Oregon Electric Yard in Albany.
After backing into the UP Fife Yard, the "Mountain Job" is tied down for Sunday, and will run Monday Instead.