Hello from Salem,Oregon

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mrbbq

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Hi---I am a dedicated railfan, seems like I've become more enamored with trains over the past few years. I don't know if I have a particular favorite rr. We follow P&W, BNSF and UP here in the Willamette Valley.
I am more of a diesel guy, but also enjoy steam locos as well.
I truly wish in my younger days I had gone to work for a rr. But it is, what it is.

It's been fun using the Altamont Press and Sonrisa publications to help us discover various spots along the routes, and find great watching areas as well.

My wife and I particularly enjoy railfanning in the Columbia River Gorge in the Spring and Fall.

Have been wanting to railfan more in the city of Portland. If you have some good spots to suggest, much appreciated. We visit Vancouver, WA Amtrak station regularly and enjoy the BNSF action there as well.
 

Bob5446

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As no-one more local has welcomed you let me! Good to have you on board. Oregon is particularly interesting to me so look forward to hearing more from you!

Bob
 

mrbbq

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Thanks Bob!

Thank you. Whereabouts are you located? Why does Oregon hold such an interest to you, so far as rail is concerned? Just curious.
 

Bob5446

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Thank you. Whereabouts are you located? Why does Oregon hold such an interest to you, so far as rail is concerned? Just curious.
I am from Manchester in the UK. I never had an interest in trains at all until I saw some of the 7idea dvd productions on the Inside Gateway, Oregon Trunk, Cascades, and the Blue Mountains. I was impressed both with the railroading and the scenery so have had an interest in the Oregon area since then.

Bob
 

mrbbq

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Hey Bob!

Well---Oregon does have some picturesque scenery, especially in the Columbia River Gorge. Howver the UK also has some very pretty locations, and a well established passenger rail system that many in the US envy.

Hopefully one day you will be able to tavel here and take in some of the scenic wonders the USA has to offer.
 

Bob5446

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I certainly hope to make the trip one day. Last time I was in America I am afraid I flew over Oregon without knowing what I was missing. Until I get there I look forward to hearing more about your days out!

Bob
 




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