Part of the fun of spending two days at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center was getting to spend time with Doyle McCormack. Doyle headed up the restoration and operation of Southern Pacific 4-... (more)
A pair of Union Pacific ES44AC locomotives (5413 and 8101) sit at the railroad’s Albina Yard in Portland, Oregon, on October 28, 2019.
Amtrak train 513, an Amtrak Cascades weekend service train, is just a few miles out of Portland Union Station. This train originated at Union Station and is heading south to Eugene-Springf... (more)
Just 187 miles into its 1377-mile journey from Seattle WA to Los Angeles CA, Amtrak train 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, departs Portland, Oregon’s Union Station after a crew change. ... (more)
Of the 297 PA and PB locomotives built by the American Locomotive Company, only five are still extant. Four are former Santa Fe locomotives, which were purchased and later rebuilt by the Delaware... (more)
UP has brought two of these relatively new slug sets to Albina Yard. From what i could dig up, most of these are rebuilds of former Missouri Pacific SD38-2s.
After UP has been repainting the holdouts from the mergers and its own fleet aggressively the last few years, this patched Souther Pacific motor is a welcome sight. Former SP 280 has been hanging ... (more)
BNSF 2088 still retains it's classic BN colors as here, switching Green Transfer & Storage in North Portland. The facility receives steel loads frequently. 2088 and sister BNSF 2096 have had PTC u... (more)
UPY 356 was built as CNW 6865. This new slug set includes UPY 456, a former MP SD38-2 converted into a Slug known as a PS6B. The slugs rely on power from the mother unit but provide a higher maxim... (more)
UP NW2 No. 1080 works the yard in Portland, OR.
Just out of Union Pacific's Albina Yard, this Southern Pacific train is entering the interlocking at the east end of the Steel Bridge. It will enter home rail a few hundred yards ahead.
With the Rose Festival fleet berthed at the Willamette River seawall, the northbound Mount Rainier arrives at Portland. The train originated in Eugene, and will continue on to Seattle. Locals like... (more)
The Spokane Portland & Seattle 700 enters Southern Pacific rail at East Portland after a test run to Wishram, Washington on Burlington Northern.
A Tri-Met WES service has just arrived at Wilsonville.
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.