Still in Oregon and about to enter Washington, this train is running slow, getting ready to cross the Celilo bridge over the Columbia River under a warm evening light, not long before sunset. Below the train is Highway 84, further below lies the UP line, and further below, the Columbia River is also a transportation route.
The Oregon Trunk, the route most well known for the Deschutes Railroad War, still sees BNSF-and at times detouring UP-traffic today. This album covers all images taken along the line between Celilo and Chemult, Oregon.
The famed natural aspect of the Pacific Northwest has drawn tourists and railfans alike from all over the world. This photo compilation showcases the sections where rails meet water between Washougal, WA/Troutdale, OR and Plymouth, WA/Boardman, OR.