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Glad to see a post by the Northwest's own TrackWalker! Really cool to see some video of the line change and the original West Portal! Thanks for sharing it!

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Thanks for these! I grew up in an NP family and was riding trains with dad during the late 50's and early 60's. Great to see the NP the way I remember it!



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I was born about 10 years after these films were shot, so it's sure interesting to see how things used to look.

I noticed that before the train enters Stampede Tunnel, you can see the signal for the ventilation plant. Now I'm trying to remember what the different signal aspects were for that signal.

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