Midway through its trip from Eugene to Seattle, Amtrak Cascades train 500 enters Vancouver, Washington. The train has just crossed the Columbia River.
Running about 20 minutes late, Capitol Corridor train 545 highballs Emeryville. It is a Sacramento - Oakland schedule that will terminate at its next stop in Jack London Square. Of note is the ref... (more)
An empty westbound garbage train approaches a crew change at Vancouver, Washingon.
A westbound rolls through suburban Vancouver, Washingon. The crew will finish their trip from Pasco in another nine miles, at BNSF's terminal downtown.
A northbound manifest in Oregon's Willamette Valley rolls slowly up the mainline at Shedd siding, as an opposing southbound train takes siding.
Union Pacific's Reno Local is nearing the intermodal terminal on the Reno Branch.
The Toledo Patch is approaching the Union Pacific mainline after receiving authority to cross over into PNWR's Albany Yard.
The Gorge Local heads east on Easter Sunday.
On the way to Winterail, we spotted UP's Woodland Local parked near I-5 about halfway between West Sacramento and Woodland. The crew was having dinner at the Elkhorn Saloon as a crop duster worked... (more)
The Toledo Patch rolls through Nortons at 10 mph on PNWR's Toledo District.
High above the Cold Spring Valley, the Reno Local heads south on the Reno Branch.
A former Western Pacific GP35 leads the Reno Local south toward its namesake on a warm August morning in 1987.
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.
The Santa Maria Valley 205 is about to enter former Southern Pacific trackage in Lebanon, Oregon. It is returning from Waterloo siding on Albany & Eastern's former Oregon Electric line to Foster. ... (more)