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    Columbia Basin RR at Moon Road

    A quartet of 567 Power grinds up the grade out of Connell, WA after exchanging cars with BNSF's Connell Turn. Sept., 2015 https://railroadforums.com/forum/index.php?media/columbia-basin-rr-at-moon-road-jpg.43097/
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    UP 6853 S/B on Oregon Trunk

    Just now getting a track warrant from OT Jct. @ 21:15. Probably about 5 hours to Bend. About a 6,000 ft. train length.
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    UP 1989 -- D&RGW Heritage

    W/B through Biggs Jct., OR at 06:30. Double-stacks headed to Seattle. UP 8218 leading. D&RGW is the second motor, facing forward.
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    Manufacturing SY Class Steam Locomotives in China

    Here is a posting from a European steel industry blog. This one deals with manufacturing SY Class steamers in China and shows some views from the manufacturing shops. http://www.steel-industry.org/2013/04/10/manufacturing-steam-locomotives/ These are the photos illustrated in the story, as...
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    SP 343 - Unpatched

    SP 343 came west through the Columbia River Gorge yesterday on its way to Portland with a string of grainers. This morning, it came back through heading east with a load of double-stacks. They went by MP-103 of the UP Portland Sub this morning about 11:00. UP 6572, SP 343, UP 3894. Here...
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    UP Officer Special - Heading to La Grande

    East-bound past MP-109 at Rufus on the Portland sub about 15:00. I haven't heard what the plans are after la Grande. UP 7749 is the sole power, with business cars UP 150 - Sunset and UP 140 - Stanford enjoying the view.
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    Unit Oil Train in the Gorge

    W/B through Maryhill, WA about 11:20. I didn't catch the lead locomotive number. About 100 new shiny tank cars with a buffer car at each end. 2 + 2 power. Should be passing through Vancouver, WA about 14:30. I expect it will make its way north from there to Anacortes.
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    OCS - Vancouver Bound

    Heads up on the west side of the mountains. The OCS is coming your way. They came through Maryhill at 15:47 this afternoon.
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    Film Crew In The Gorge

    Anyone know anything about the film crew in the Columbia River Gorge? They got some nice footage of these shiny GEVOs at Wishram today.
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    Spike Detail on the Oregon Trunk

    Tuesday was a good day for a hike in the Deschutes canyon. A southbound came rumbling by before I could get to a good vantage point. I wasn’t able to get a shot of the head end power, but I managed get a couple of the DPUs. Pictures from #3 onwards are cropped from larger frames, so the...




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