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  1. Glint at Canby

    Glint at Canby

    The northbound Coast Starlight is racing the sunset to Portland as it rolls through Canby, Oregon.
  2. Rudolph the Red Nosed Diesel

    Rudolph the Red Nosed Diesel

    The southbound Coast Starlight arrives in Vancouver, Washington on a grubby afternoon. Lead unit AMTK 161 wears the Phase I paint scheme well.
  3. Golden State Garbage

    Golden State Garbage

    A loaded garbage train heads north on the Shasta Route.
  4. Top Geer

    Top Geer

    A Willamette Valley Railway train has stopped at Geer, Oregon while the crew inspects the cars.
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    Comment by 'CPKirkie' in media 'WDTX 1403'

    Ready to depart Duckville. Nice.
  6. Honey, this doesn't look like Salinas

    Honey, this doesn't look like Salinas

    The southbound Coast Starlight is over ten hours late after a detour over the Oregon Trunk at Gibson, California. A tunnel fire in Oregon's Cascades necessitated the reroute. The UP locomotive on the point was added at Portland due to the cab signal system in the Columbia River Gorge. Next...
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    Comment by 'CPKirkie' in media 'Santa Fe Train #18'

    Interesting - ATSF train 18 would be the combined El Capitan/Super Chief. Although this train has two big warbonnet FP45s, the three coaches directly behind the power are odd. You have to wonder if this section of the train was a special move, such as bringing Boy Scouts back from New Mexico.
  8. It was loud

    It was loud

    A westbound lumber drag grinds through Steinman, Oregon on the climb to Siskiyou Summit. October 5, 1986
  9. The Good Old Days

    The Good Old Days

    A Phoenix-bound Z train rolls past the American Orient Express at Williams, Arizona. September 20, 1996
  10. Highball the Interchange

    Highball the Interchange

    A Willamette Valley Railway train rolls away from the Union Pacific interchange in Woodburn, Oregon during February 1997.
  11. Museum Piece

    Museum Piece

    The SD45-2T now preserved at the California State Railroad Museum rolls toward Oregon on the Siskiyou Line. June 19, 1990.
  12. CPKirkie

    Comment by 'CPKirkie' in media 'Southbound Detour'

    Excellent! Much better to get this shot in the fall, when the summer heat waves don't kill you.
  13. Heading for the barn

    Heading for the barn

    A train on the East Portland Traction Company rolls past the former Union Pacific 4-6-2 on display at Oaks Park in Portland. The steamer is now at the ORHF Enginehouse.
  14. Well, Look at that!

    Well, Look at that!

    An Amtrak special for AAPRCO changes crews at BN South Klamath Yard in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2018

    Enjoy your shots Last August, we stayed three nights on the 9th floor of the Emeryville Hyatt House. I sure liked the show on the Capitol Corridor. Nice photos! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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