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.
Still wearing the patriotic colors of The Pittsburgh & Shawmut Railroad, PNWR 1201 sits with stacks capped in Albany Yard. This unit is suppose to be trimmed from the Portland and Western roster.
Coming back from Oakland, OR, i made a quick stop in Albany as there is always something interesting to look at. Here, the vintage SP SD7 sits idle on this 1st Saturday of 2019. The old workhorse ... (more)
My last shot of the year was this CN grainer running down crossing alley in Portland.
During my visit down to sunny San Luis Obispo this winter i got word that a patched SSW GP was part brought up for the yard power. It's cool seeing some faded SP colors still around on the Coastl... (more)
Light power for potentially one of the last oilcans hangs out in SLO after being brought up from Guadalupe. The "oilcans" have been running the Coastline from San Ardo to Dolores with th... (more)
MRL Monday! Warbonnet 773 leads one of the BHP rebuilds bound for Montana.
A few northern leaders make their way back north out of Portland. I had to look this unit up to see if it was a GE or EMD as we don't see these very often around Portland!
Lady Katy rolls a potash train to Longview, WA. Long at them searchlights...
The "Roaming the American West" business car special has just finished making a quick crew change and is departing SLO, passing the former roundhouse site.
The "Bakersfield" NPCU leads a northbound Capital train out of Jack London.
A BNSF special graces the Coastline with a nice train of company varnish and Patrick Henry cars.
Smoke from numerous wildfires dims the high noon sun as the Albina-Vancouver transfer rolls in to Albina.
SP 4449 blasts out of the natural basalt tunnel at Drano Lake, part of the 2018 IMAX runs.