Thursday, January 27, 2011

Along the Willamette

Union Pacific's Portland to Hinkle freight train along the Willamette River in downtown Portland.

Today's morning fog lasted well past lunch but cleared in time for this late afternoon view of Union Pacific's MPDHK, the Portland to Hinkle mixed freight, departing Albina Yard along the Willamette River in downtown Portland. The Steel Bridge is on the right, while the Portland Memorial Coliseum, home of the Trailblazers, is in the background at left. The spires of the Portland Convention Center are visible in the background at center. Just ahead of the train is East Portland Junction, where it will make a left turn into Sullivan's Gulch for the one percent grade up the Graham Line, parallel to I-84 and eventually the Columbia River. (Which just happens to be my destination for tomorrow.)

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