A Portland Western transfer leaves Albina Yard. The lead unit is a former Cotton Belt SD45 (SSW 9153), that eventually went on to the SP rebuild program before becoming under ownership of Genese a... (more)
Power at the Albina engine house
A lone SD40 rebuild switches a cut of trailers as a genset sits in the foreground.
Today at Albina we see some examples of more standard power on the Union Pacific. Note the Southern Pacific bay window caboose, SP 4729, which is tacked onto the back of the wrecking crane consist... (more)
Portland Streetcar #22 crosses the Broadway Bridge over the Willamette River. Built in 2012 as one of the first streetcars made in the U.S.A under the "Buy American" rules. The Oregon Ir... (more)
Southern Pacific's Daylight steam locomotives are arguably the most beautiful steam locomotives in American railroading. So it can be a bit jarring to see the last remaining operable Da... (more)
A short - and eclectic - train operates out of Portland's Oregon Rail Heritage Center behind Oregon Pacific GMD-1 1413. Built in 1959 as Canadian National 1045, this engine originally had A1A-A1A... (more)
When the tender is removed from a steam locomotive, then how do you move the locomotive? This solid coupler was found on the rear of Southern Pacific 4-8-4 4449. This allows the big Lima to be m... (more)
A view inside the cab, from the fireman's side, of Spokane Portland & Seattle E-1 class 4-8-4 700.
(Oregon Rail Heritage Center, Portland, Oregon, August 22, 2015)
One of BNSF's brand new Tier4 compliant ET44C4's leads Amtrak Starlight #11 southbound through "Crossing Alley" as a UP train leaves Albina in the backround.
Duel SD40 rebuilds lead a cut of cars, elephant style out of Albina yard. Clouds reveal falls presence looming, a relief to the numerous wildfire in the PNW.
One of MAX's newest light-rail vehicles makes its way through downtown Portland after having entered service a week prior.
Oilcans with CP 8563 navigate the Willamette river on their way back to the Columbia River mainline.
Two UP GEVOs (UP 7949 & UP 8229) lead an FRA track inspection train across 9th Ave in Portland, just east of Union Station. The test car is headed to Seattle where it will be barged to Alaska for... (more)