Recent increase of capacity of the Zenith oil terminal has brought backlash from local environmental groups and increased numbers of Canadian oil trains to the Portland area.
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe operated a fleet of 28 ALCO PA-1 passenger diesels (and 16 PB-1 diesels). In 1967, as the PAs were beginning to be replaced with new FP45s, U28CGs and U30CGs, four of S... (more)
Two Talgo Sets rest in the evening sun at Portland Union Station. The one on the left is boarding for Seattle.
Southern Pacific #4449 rests quietly at its home at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center while visitors pass through to admire the magnificent locomotive.
The new phase II heritage unit leads the baby builder into Portland.
The "Spirit of the Union Pacific" catches the last rays of sunlight while passing homeless camps along the Graham Line.
Just around the corner from where the Not-Quite-As-Mighty Willamette River joins the Mighty Columbia River in Portland OR, is the Columbia Grain Facility. In this scene the bulk ship Mamma Mia is... (more)
For a few days in July 1993, Willamette & Pacific put together a power set that represented all the variations in appearance that were seen on their ex-ATSF GP39s. From left, we have a full WPRR ... (more)
A BNSF transfer from Vancouver has a former Colorado & Southern motor on point. These moves with the Lake Transfer power started last year, bringing BNSF EMD power to Albina Yard frequently.
November is arguably the wettest month of the year in much of the Pacific Northwest, and Portland was not exempt the day this trio of Cadillacs was captured at Brooklyn Yard framed by SP's steam e... (more)
The armed forces tribute locomotive "Spirit of the Union Pacific" and UP 4141.
The armed forces tribute locomotive "Spirit of the Union Pacific" and UP 4141, the George HW Bush presidential library unit are posed with some flood lights.
The Olympic Torch unit rolls past the Oregon Rail Heritage Center on a trip to Eugene.
My last shot of the year was this CN grainer running down crossing alley in Portland.
Passenger cab units from different eras repose on a sunny afternoon in the Northwest.