The 4 geeps and a slug make there way EB through the morning fog and over an old SP trestle.
After the last straight on shot, I didn't really have many more spots on my list except for one at N... (more)
On another smokey morning (they were all smokey days on this trip to the Pacific Northwest), a pair of Portland & Western GP39-2s (PNWR 2304 and 2302) have rolled into the small yard in Eugene to ... (more)
On what was originally intended to be a transcontinental railroad, the Toledo Crawler splits a country road as it heads through the mountainous Oregon wilderness on its run to Albany.
The tracks flow through and follow the form of the landscape, and trees crowd around the right of way on this age-old and little known line in Oregon's coast range mountains.
Wearing the same paint it did on the day it left the EMD factory, PNWR 2306 leads the Toledo Hauler east through the autumn leaves minutes after dawn, with a healthy-sized train of loaded boxcars ... (more)
Portland & Western's 663 train departs BNSF's Vancouver, Washington yard in summer 2009. The iconic triple searchlight signals were replaced a few years later.
The throaty sound of 4 geeps splits the silence of the forest, as PNWR's Toledo Hauler approaches the small town of Summit, in the Coast Range mountains.
An aggregate train cruises across the Tonquin Pond bridge, bound for Hillsboro. Second out is an EMD SD9 of 1955 vintage, originally being a Southern Pacific unit.
The PNWR harbor turn pulls into Beburg siding to allow a WES commuter train to pass. This train has been making more frequent day runs recently due to crew shortages.
PNWR's Toledo Hauler rolls through the Oregon State campus in downtown Corvallis. I would imagine that the orange and black locomotives are popular with OSU fans.
The one and only G&W heritage unit.
PNWR's Harbor Turn crosses the impressive Holcomb Creek Trestle on Cornelius pass. Daylight runs of this train have become more common recently due to crew shortages.
PNWR 664 heading south on a particularly hot and smoggy day.