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    German "Jumbo" steam

    1941 Krauss-Maffei steam locomotive will be on an excursion run this weekend from Pasing (just west of Munich) to Garmisch. Photo here (link to article in German):
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    German wrap

    Nice wrap seen on an Alex locomotive in Munich's Hauptbahnhof, 17 August 2014:
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    Double-header: Alco PA & Northern!

    NKP 190 and SP&S 700 and train reposition into Portland Union Station for tomorrow's Train Day festivities. Note in the first photo the driver doing a double-take and screeching to a halt (it just happens to be my son). This pic was taken from the red car seen in the first photo above...
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    PV train - with some Amtrak equipment

    The Portland section of the Empire Builder arrived here today, with the usual consist of Amtrak cars outnumbered by five private cars.
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    MoPac in Portland

    13 April 2014: UP 1982 leads a UP transfer move to Lake Yard; then the power (UP 1982, UP 7302 and patched ex-SP UP 6415) returns light to Albina.
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    Trainwrap Madness

    The lounge car of the brand new "Mt. Jefferson" Cascades Talgo trainset showed up in a "Portland Is Happening Now" wrap today. :eek: By the way, note one of the features of the new trainsets -- windows in the Bistro car are mounted higher, so customers and crew can actually see outside...
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    New Talgo set on Cascades #510 today

    Contrary to most recent Cascades consists, power was at the north end of this train. And while the usual ex-F40 non-powered cab units are eerily silent except for the sound of the wheels, the new cab car's generator is almost as loud as a powered locomotive. The new trainsets can also be...
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    Amtrak Heritage 156 leads #11 today (1/3/2014)

    The southbound Coast Starlight just coasted into Portland Union Station, with heritage unit 156 on the point:
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    BN Green on Cascades

    Cascades #513 just pulled into Portland with BNSF 3010 on the point:
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    Familiar faces

    BNSF 2824 is on the roster as a GP39R, but the cheeklines are classic GP30: The Mars light cutout in the nose reveals UP 1401's SP (or in this case SSW) heritage:
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    Geeps in the sunset

    August 7, 2013, Portland, OR:
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    "Mater" arrives in Portland

    Oregon's new Talgo set is on display at Portland Union Station today.
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    One of These Is Not Like The Others ...

    ... Can you spot it? ;) (Portland, Oregon, July 17, 2013)
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    Railfair '91 video

    I just pulled some old home video from Railfair '91 out of storage, transferred it to digital, edited it and uploaded it to YouTube: Enjoy.
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    Freshly repainted UP SD40-2

    Portland, Oregon, 6/28/2013 I assume 1751 is a new number for this unit, too. Anyone know what it was before?
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    Portland, OR: New trainwatching venue

    Portland's newest city park, the 3.2-acre Fields Park in the Pearl District of Northwest Portland opened today. There are some nice trainwatching locations in the park, which was part of the master plan. The park overlooks the crossovers at MP 0.5, just north of Portland Union Station. It's...
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    Unpatched SP 352 in Portland

    But for the yellow frame stripe it could be 1995 ...
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    Paid graffiti

    Was the "King Tut" locomotive the harbinger of unsightly ad wraps on Amtrak equipment? This rolled into Portland on today's #11 ...
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    Railcar nursery

    Three clean, white, brand-new UP reefers and some well cars are seen ready to leave the Gunderson plant next to Lake Yard in Portland, Oregon, 2 Feb. 2013. 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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