like the Atlantic coast than Pacific, a Port of Tillamook
Bay RR excursion train shows off the rocky shore near
the Coast Starlight, catches the last fleeting rays of
sunshine as it rolls through Oakridge, OR on its
spring day and the California poppies contrast nicely with
scarlet and black SD70 9812 entering Eugene yard.
A couple of
miles above Oakridge, A matched set of C44-9s lead train
ZBRLA over Salmon Creek.
to the end of the earth, The Sierra Pacific/Quincy RR
switches cars in downtown Wendel, CA. Wendel is the
junction between SP's Susanville and Modoc lines. The
building pictured is the worldwide headquarters of
Willamette Valley in winter is frequently blanketed in pea
soup fog. Occasionally the sun burns through early, making
for some dramatic lighting, such as on this set of power in
the Eugene Yard.
the semaphores at Talent, Oregon CORP's Hornbrook Hauler
climbs out of the Rogue River Valley. Even though the train
is short, seven units are required to make the grade to
Siskiyou Summit on SP's original line into