PNWR 2309 brings the mornings Patch to Albany over the Davis Creek Trestle.
Between the Branches of the Oregon Coast the Toledo Patch brings its 20 or so cars over a small bridge.
On the morning of March 18th PNWR 2309 leads the Toledo Patch up the grade over the curved wooden trestle headed towards Summit, Oregon.
The Toledo Patch is approaching the Union Pacific mainline after receiving authority to cross over into PNWR's Albany Yard.
The Toledo Patch rolls through Nortons at 10 mph on PNWR's Toledo District.
The climb over Oregon's Coast Range is over as the Toledo Patch rolls through the hamlet of Summit. From here, the rest of the trip eastward to Albany is almost all downhill.
The Toledo Patch passes the Chitwood covered bridge as it rolls eastward to Albany. Just as in Southern Pacific days, the line primarily serves the massive Georgia Pacific pulp mill at Toledo.