In the late afternoon sunlight, Amtrak 508 races north past the QPDRV in Marion siding while the conductor watches the train pass.
What a crazy consist to start 2017 with!! The previous night, Amtrak 14 departed Dunsmuir, CA and hit a rock slide just north of town, damaging the lead unit beyond use. Because of the incident, a... (more)
After a long and rainy winter in the Willamette Valley, UP 2575 leads the QPDRV (freight from Portland, OR to Roseville, CA) along 12th Street in Salem, OR on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
Less than ten minutes after the odd six unit-lead Coast Starlight, a BNSF freight motor can be seen on the head of a newer Amtrak Cascades talgoset.
The delivery of two Cascade Chargers caused for Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight to run with six units yesterday. Since the new Cascades units came off the Southwest Chief a few days ago, it ca... (more)
The Portland & Western's Vancouver, WA-bound train passes the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, where the SP 4449 is seen still steaming after its adventure on the same railroad.
An unusual load appeared today on the Union Pacific's Brooklyn Subdivision in the form of former Yreka Western 19. Despite this being a rare ride for the former McCloud engine, it certainly is not... (more)
The old and the new in focus. Originally opening in 1896, Portland, Oregon's Union Station has hosted a variety of railroads and their interesting motive power over the years, and today, it got a ... (more)
An Amtrak Cascades talgo rolls smoothly past OMSI and the Oregon Rail Heritage Center as it heads for Eugene.
On its evening trek between Eugene, OR and Seattle, WA, Amtrak Cascades train 508 races north through the farmlands of the Willamette Valley.
The Blue Heron Paper Mill was once a busy industry along the Willamette River. In fact, it used to have a dedicated local that would run south from Clackamas to the site. Sadly, the mill closed do... (more)
A Union Pacific manifest rolls alongside the Willamette River as it heads south down the Brooklyn Subdivision.
Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight rolls through Crossing Alley in Downtown Portland.
As the day comes to an end at Willamette Falls, an Amtrak Cascades races down the Brooklyn Subdivision alongside the Willamette River headed for Eugene.
Amtrak 77 heads up the southbound Coast Starlight as it goes through an S-curve in the Willamette Valley.