A Couple of Odd Ones - 11/25/2012

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BNSF 4511, appropriately sporting fall colors, leads Amtrak #11 into Portland Union Station:


A few minutes later, King Tut shoves an unusual (for this area) collection of coaches northbound. I assume this is an extra Cascades section for the holiday weekend ... ?



I have to agree with everyone, that first shot takes the prize. The old building with the water tank on the roof (something we don't see much anymore), the newish bridge in the background, the fall colors on the trees and on AMTRAK, it's all there. Great photos, thanks for sharing.

Bruce Butler

Jeff's condo


Looking at google, it appears that you live in the semi circular building of about 15 stories near the corner of NW 9th and NW Overton. You certainly do have a nice view of the tracks just NW of Union Station.

What is the name of your condo? Google only shows "The House of George" and I suspect that this is just a business occupying space in the building. Also, Would you mind posting the URL for whoever owns and/or manages your condo as far as "for sale" listings?

Looks like an ideal place for railfans to live. You certainly get some great pictures from there.

Thanks in advance.


True. It's a great vantage point, with lots of interesting traffic -- Amtrak, UP, P&W and BNSF. The building is called The Encore, and sales are handled through Hoyt Properties. The new Fields Park just outside will open after the first of the year and will offer some good trainwatching, as well.

The building sits on what was once the locomotive service area of the SP&S Hoyt Street Yard. That old abandoned flour mill across Front Street is seen in many old photos of the yard.


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