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  1. Tardy Baby Builder

    Tardy Baby Builder

    Roughly seven hours late, the Portland Section of the Empire Builder rolls through Washougal, Washington. The train is around 30 miles from its terminus at Portland Union Station.
  2. Grainer in the Gorge

    Grainer in the Gorge

    A BNSF grain train rolls past the vineyard near Maryhill, Washington along the Columbia River.
  3. Tardy Builder

    Tardy Builder

    Running seven hours late, the Portland section of the Empire Builder highballs North Bonneville, Washington in the Columbia River Gorge.
  4. 20th Century Power

    20th Century Power

    A trio of locomotives built in the 1990s leads a loaded garbage train in March 2022.
  5. CPKirkie

    Comment by 'CPKirkie' in media 'Digging In.jpg'

    Very nice. I have been to Connell, but I have never seen this operation.
  6. Tardy Heritage

    Tardy Heritage

    Nearly six hours late, the westbound Empire Builder arrives at Wishram, Washington. Odds are 50/50 it will reach its destination at Union Station in Portland by sunset.
  7. BNSF 4389 east near Maryhill

    BNSF 4389 east near Maryhill

    The Q-PTLLPC3-10A emerges from the Columbia River Gorge.
  8. Monster on the Columbia

    Monster on the Columbia

    A 200+ car grain train heads west on BNSF’s Fallbridge Subdivision near Maryhill, Washington. This G-SMNINB was running 2x3x3.
  9. Retro Starlight

    Retro Starlight

    Amtrak 11 passes the Eastmoreland Golf Course in Southeast Portland, Oregon. The train will terminate at Klamath Falls.
  10. Glint at Canby

    Glint at Canby

    The northbound Coast Starlight is racing the sunset to Portland as it rolls through Canby, Oregon.
  11. 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.
  12. Golden State Garbage

    Golden State Garbage

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

    Top Geer

    A Willamette Valley Railway train has stopped at Geer, Oregon while the crew inspects the cars.
  14. CPKirkie

    Comment by 'CPKirkie' in media 'WDTX 1403'

    Ready to depart Duckville. Nice.
  15. 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...
  16. CPKirkie

    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.
  17. It was loud

    It was loud

    A westbound lumber drag grinds through Steinman, Oregon on the climb to Siskiyou Summit. October 5, 1986
  18. 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
  19. Highball the Interchange

    Highball the Interchange

    A Willamette Valley Railway train rolls away from the Union Pacific interchange in Woodburn, Oregon during February 1997.
  20. 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. 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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