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  1. Milwaukee Road's Columbia River Bridge -  March 2008 Photo Contest

    Milwaukee Road's Columbia River Bridge - March 2008 Photo Contest

    A few miles south of where I-90 crosses the Columbia River is a quiet town called Beverly. Tucked against the slowly-drifting river in the shadow of the Saddle Mountains, Beverly's most arresting man-made feature hasn't been used for its intended purpose in nearly three decades, now merely...
  2. Tunnel at the End of the Light

    Tunnel at the End of the Light

    Finally, Extra West has Boylston Tunnel in sight, after 17 miles of 2.2% from the Columbia River crossing at Beverly.
  3. Clear View of Train

    Clear View of Train

    Extra West left Othello several hours ago, now climbing towards Boylston Tunnel, out of Doris Substation.
  4. Extra West Crosses the Columbia at Beverly

    Extra West Crosses the Columbia at Beverly

    Extra West left Othello two or so hours ago, now begins the assault of Boylston Summit, 2.2% for 17 miles right off the Columbia River Bridge at Beverly. Please check out our long continuing Milwaukee Road thread...
  5. "Clear Order Board!"

    "Clear Order Board!"

    Extra West approaches Beverly Depot. Or is this Extra Central Pacific West, and approaching Reno Depot, circa 1871?
  6. East Swtich, Beverly

    East Swtich, Beverly

    Extra West arrives at Beverly. Note "High Wind Indicator" for the Columbia River Bridge. It pays not to be blown off the bridge.
  7. Through the Rear Window

    Through the Rear Window

    Extra West is between Othello and Beverly. Viewers may recall that employees in train and engine service are required to inspect their trains at all opportunities. Backwards looking is an obsession.
  8. Track and Trash

    Track and Trash

    View West, Extra West is now about half way between Othello and Beverly, doing about 30 mph in a slow order. Track for the Coast Division, First Sub: 50 mph.
  9. Rails West

    Rails West

    Extra West between Othello and Beverly, on the desert of Eastern Washington State.
  10. Beverly Bridge (View West) 1978

    Beverly Bridge (View West) 1978

    What a great country! We can afford giant public art out in the desert. Certainly better as art than to let those pesky bikers and hikers use it! Note about yesterday's bridge pix: I stand corrected, the bridge is not over the Skookumchuck River but over a county road. I guess when they... 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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