Where did the yellow go? Some foreign power form south of the border along with the east coast has invaded Union Pacific's Albina Yard. CSX 618 is one of the big radiator AC6000CW.
From the north end of Albina Yard, the CNW heritage unit is holding to enter the Yard. The train just arrived off the BNSF from Seattle.
#1413, a former CN GMD-1, heads south with a train bound for the Oaks Amusement Park.
Coming up to its final destination at Terminal Six, an empty auto rack train creeps over the Oregon Slough.
Some interesting units are hanging around behind the Albina engine house. UP 8949 has the new HTCR-6 trucks that are on the new EMD Tier IV demonstrator. UP 4058 is a recent repaint out of North L... (more)
EMDX 1503, one of the new EMD SD70ACe-T4 demo units has maid its way to Portland. Unfortunately it wasn't leading, but UP 8949 is unique as the locomotive has the new HTCR-6 trucks.
The Empire Builder departs Portland. With a loud hiss of steam from her cylinder cocks, the Portland to Spokane segment of Great Northern's Empire Builder gets underway in the Portland Yard... (more)
In full afterburner! Looking a bit like she's got a JATO bottle stuffed in the back of her trailing truck, the Spokane, Portland & Seattle's big Northern #700 flies past the Oregon Rail Her... (more)
Running wind sprints. Doing photo run-bys with Spokane, Portland & Seattle #700 in the Portland Yard is a bit like taking an Indy Car to the drag races. We've got a machine that was built ... (more)
400 Tons of Baldwin Muscle. Weighing in at 871,550 lbs fully loaded with tender, and wielding just under 70,000 lbs of tractive effort, the massive Spokane, Portland & Seattle #700 sits ste... (more)
A pair of Tier IV GE's roll east to the Graham Line.
A couple of SD40-2's move light to Willbridge Yard. They will probably be added to the Pasco bound manifest. Most of the power from Pasco, Wa comes west to Vancouver, Wa for servicing.
The infamous Lake Yard Transfer meets a Chicago-bound intermodal making up its train.
The scarlet paint of former SP 9721 has held up pretty dam well over the years. Notice the sad heart on the left flank of the nose.
Back to Basics. On a fine Portland Sunday we see typical power at Willbridge Yard. GN 3613 was built as BN 388 in 1972. It was repainted into BNSF H1 colors and has spent the majority of its time ... (more)