On a hot August day, the Yolo Short Line totes a long string of boxcars to West Sacramento.
On a hot August afternoon, a Modoc Northern train descends the 2.2% grade down Howard's Gulch. The clearing in the forest was created when Southern Pacific had a nasty wreck here in the early 80s.
Before the Washington Central F units went to Renton for use on the Spirit of Washington dinner train, they were used on a photo freight between Yakima and Ellensburg.
Portland & Western's OE Switcher crosses SW Millikan way in Beaverton, on a spur that was used to service a GM parts distribution center. Both the GM facility and the spur are now gone.
Southern Pacific's Weyerhaeuser Local heads west to switch industries in Springfield. By 1995, the days of the SD9s were coming to a close.
Portland & Western's OE Hauler enters the former Oregon Electric at Greton during July 1997. Originally, OE crossed Southern Pacific here, entering downtown Portland via a grade through the west ... (more)
Portland & Western's OE Switcher is shown in Beaverton, Oregon during July 1997. The train is running on the connection that was built between the former Oregon Electric and the Southern Pacific... (more)
An EUASM on the Modoc Line awaits the arrival of a westbound at Flanigan, Nevada so it can proceed east on the former Western Pacific. The "westbound" turned out to be a track inspector... (more)
The westbound Whiteson Flyer crosses the Willamette River on the Tillamook Branch. Although lead unit SP 4355 was retired a few months later, it lives on today as an industrial switcher at a wast... (more)
The westbound Mac Hauler nears the summit of Rex Hill between Sherwood and Newberg. This scenic trackage is no longer in service.
The Coast Starlight is northbound in the shadow of Mount Shasta.
The Coast Starlight is roaring though the Willamette Valley on the longest railroad tangent in Oregon - 19 miles.
You might think this is somewhere in Oklahoma or Texas. Instead, this is a Willamette & Pacific train running on Southern Pacific's Tillamook Branch in the southeast suburbs of Portland, Oregon. ... (more)
Portland & Western's McMinnville Hauler is descending the east side of Rex Hill. This trackage is no longer in service.
A Union Pacific Z train with brand new power heads north in the shadow of Mount Shasta.