Portland & Western 1801 switches a cut of cars near the P&W yard office in Eugene. An authentic former SP unit built in 1959, the 1801 sports the attractive SP ‘Black Widow’ livery but is lett... (more)
Crawling along at 10 MPH, the hauler wends its way up the Yaquina River Valley beside HWY 180, AKA Nashville Road at this point. The former SP route leads up and over the Coast Range Mountains of... (more)
On August 11th, 2015, Portland and Western's Westside district trestle in Sherwood caught fire and was lost. Three teenagers were caught, cited for trespassing, and charged with reckless burning, ... (more)
The 3001 is working its hauler through some thickly forested country, up and over the Coast Range Mountains of western Oregon. It is nearly twenty miles into a 7+ hour, 74.7 mile long trek bound ... (more)
The Toledo Hauler is just about finished with it's journey from Toledo to Albany, as it rolls through the campus of the Oregon State University in Corvallis. The regular appearance of this train... (more)
About one half hour after having departed Toledo the Hauler is nearing the Yaquina River Valley community of Elk City. It is about eight miles into a 7+ hour, 74.7 mile long trek over the Coast R... (more)
Chasing the Toledo Hauler... From inside the historic covered bridge at Chitwood, OR.
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The Toledo Hauler has crossed over the Willamette River and into Albany proper via this 1921 vintage SP built Warren through truss bridge with a 260-foot center swing span. The bridge features lon... (more)
A usually nocturnal Albina-Albany transfer leaves Albina yard around noon. The former KCS locomotive was originally built for CNW as a SD45 but was rebuilt to SD40 specs for Kansas City Southern.
Portland Western 663 heads across the Lake Oswego Railroad bridge on route to Willbridge Yard in Portland.
Portland & Western's transfer freight heads southward after receiving an approach from the dispatcher.
On the last day of 2015, PNWR 1501 works the Albany yard on a chilly morning. Built in 1952, the vintage 1st generation locomotive still works former SP tracks.
Two former Santa Fe geeps make their was across the Lake Oswego railroad bridge on their daily train from Albany to Vancouver.
On the last day of 2015 we see Portland & Western 1852 which was built over 60 years ago on 06/1955, as SP 5438. The unit has been patched twice over the years, initially by the Willamette & Pacif... (more)