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  1. Along the bay

    Along the bay

    Empty Centralia coal train crosses Klickitat River near Lyle as a small bay provides contrast in the foreground.
  2. Tunnels near Lyle

    Tunnels near Lyle

    Empty coal train from Centralia passes through tunnels under Chamberlain Lake Rest Area.
  3. Moon over the Gorge

    Moon over the Gorge

    Waxing moon oversees a westbound intermodal at Olds Ferry Road.
  4. Last traces of color

    Last traces of color

    LVWSPO heads east near Underwood with CSX unit contrasting with last traces of fall colors.
  5. Through the curves

    Through the curves

    CHCPTL enters Lyle siding through opposing slants of the curves.
  6. Beside the river

    Beside the river

    Eastbound Union Pacific intermodal travels beside the swollen Burnt River near Huntington, Ore.
  7. WWV Crosses Mojonnier Creek

    WWV Crosses Mojonnier Creek

    WWV104, an SW1, crosses Mojonnier Creek enroute to Milton Freewater in this 1976 photos. According to some sources, this unit is now in East Helena, MT, as an industrial switch unit.
  8. Along the Yellowstone River

    Along the Yellowstone River

    Westbound coal empties head back to Wyoming coal fields along the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana.
  9. Yakima Canyon in late July

    Yakima Canyon in late July

    PASVBT traverses near Pomona in the Yakima River Canyon with four C44-9s pulling.
  10. HKRV leaves Albina Yard

    HKRV leaves Albina Yard

  11. Majesty of the Hill

    Majesty of the Hill

    Maryhill, the home of Sam Hill, presides over the Columbia Gorge as a westbound Centralia coal train sneaks by below.
  12. Tricky Business

    Tricky Business

    Trying to get multiple, moving elements lined up for a photo is tricky. Here is a westbound coal train bound for Centralia, an eastbound tug and a wind blown US flag. My celebration of May Day.
  13. UP9791


    UP9791 leans into the corner in Kalama, northbound toward Seattle.
  14. Smoky East Portland

    Smoky East Portland

    Two outbound Union Pacific trains pass under the Broadway Bridge at East Portland. One will head up the Graham Line toward Hinkle, the other go south through Brooklyn Yard to Roseville.
  15. Wind, road and rail

    Wind, road and rail

    Eastbound Union Pacific rolls past the detector at MP67.5 of the Portland sub in the Columbia Gorge with the I84 freeway above and the newly common sight of windmills generating electrical power on the hillside above that. 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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