On a clear spring morning, the Corvallis Local shoves two chip cars up the Dawson District. The bright orange rail cars will be spotted at the Hull-Oakes steam-powered sawmill. Today, this tracka... (more)
Willamette & Pacific's black widow GP9 switches out the Hull Oakes steam-powered sawmill at Dawson. Although the mill is still in operation, it has been converted to electricity. This trackage is... (more)
While Willamette & Pacific's black widow unit switches out the steam-powered sawmill at Dawson, a log truck delivers another load of raw material.
The conductor and brakeman on the Corvallis Local ponder their future as the train arrives at Dallas. In less than three months, Willamette & Pacific took over operation of the Dallas Branch.
In the mid-1990s, some of the best railfanning in the state of Oregon happened Tuesday and Thursday mornings. That was when Willamette & Pacific's Corvallis Local went to the steam powered sawmill... (more)
The SP's Corvallis Local rumbles down the street trackage at Independence, Oregon. In less than three months, this branch will be leased to Willamette & Pacific.