Portland & Western's 663 train departs BNSF's Vancouver, Washington yard in summer 2009. The iconic triple searchlight signals were replaced a few years later.
The throaty sound of 4 geeps splits the silence of the forest, as PNWR's Toledo Hauler approaches the small town of Summit, in the Coast Range mountains.
An aggregate train cruises across the Tonquin Pond bridge, bound for Hillsboro. Second out is an EMD SD9 of 1955 vintage, originally being a Southern Pacific unit.
The PNWR harbor turn pulls into Beburg siding to allow a WES commuter train to pass. This train has been making more frequent day runs recently due to crew shortages.
PNWR's Toledo Hauler rolls through the Oregon State campus in downtown Corvallis. I would imagine that the orange and black locomotives are popular with OSU fans.
The one and only G&W heritage unit.
PNWR's Harbor Turn crosses the impressive Holcomb Creek Trestle on Cornelius pass. Daylight runs of this train have become more common recently due to crew shortages.
PNWR 664 heading south on a particularly hot and smoggy day.
ex Utah 2005.
PNWR 2307 leads the Toledo Hauler at Summit, Oregon
PNWR 1501 sitting tied down in albany.
With a local freight train, the two Portland & Western locomotives are waiting for departure in Columbia City / OR. The leading SD 40-3 No.3051 is a locomotive that was formerly in S... (more)
The daily 663/664 leaves Portland for Albany after crossing the Steel Bridge.