Monday, February 14, 2011

Oregon Pacific at Canby

Oregon Pacific SW8 no. 801 pulling six covered hoppers across highway 99E in Canby, Oregon.

Nothing says Valentine's Day like a pretty red-and-white...locomotive. Every Sunday night a southbound Union Pacific freight train drops off the week's business for the Oregon Pacific's Molalla Branch at Canby, and every Monday morning the OPR goes to work serving its customers. There were 27 cars on the interchange track when I arrived early this morning, and today the OPR took six of them to the Willamette Egg feed mill at the end of the line, which is actually just outside of Molalla at Liberal.  This was the first time I've photographed any activity on the Molalla line, and I look forward to getting back soon.

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