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Calimus Curve
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Calimus Curve

A northbound Union Pacific Z-train works it's way up Calimus Hill north of Chiloquin, OR.
I chased that same train down the lower section of Willamette Pass. Got her at Heather and Pryor. I missed getting her at the Summit. A maintainer said she had "Just left" Klamath Falls so I figured I had plenty of time. Apparently he was off by about 2 hours! Glad to see Calimus. Not many photos over there.
Will
 
IronHorseAmerica: "Glad to see Calimus. Not many photos over there."

Extremely dusty roads - that pumice dust gets into everything.
Terrible mosquitos - even with super-strong 29% DEET, they stay off you but still swarm you and drive you crazy.
Narrow roads with branches that scrape the paint off your car - need I say more?
Big temperature swings - Hot & muggy during the day (with dust and mosquitos amplifying the heat), cold at night (coffee water froze overnight 1/4" thick).

I will gladly lose the two-three additional daytime BNSF trains and railfan the Cascades next time out!
 

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