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  1. Youngwarrior

    Meltdown on the Lakeside Sub.

    On September 28 of last year I headed for Spokane to attend a high school reunion. Just south of Ritzville I came across the first of many stopped trains. It was an eastbound grain train. At the west end of Tokio siding was a stopped intermodal. (Next two photos). At the east end of Tokio siding...
  2. Youngwarrior

    UP Derailment Near the Steel Bridge in Portland

    Union Pacific derailed six cars of a Hinkle to Lake Yard manifest as it rounded the tight reverse curve approaching the Steel Bridge. The accident occurred on March 18, 2018. I drove up from Salem to photograph the scene. The first few pictures are of the power pulling toward Union Station. They...
  3. Youngwarrior

    Traffic Jam at Marion, OR. Feb 20, 2017.

    A northbound enters the siding for a meet with two southbounds.
  4. Youngwarrior

    Quick Trip from Salem To Nampa, ID and Back

    Westbound BNSF grain train at Cliffs, WA just west of the John Day Dam. I was parked on a turnout on Old Highway 30 east of Biggs. Westbound BNSF grain train approaching Maryhill, WA from the same location as the previous photo. Next stop was at Stanfield on the east end of Hinkle...
  5. Youngwarrior

    Trains of South Africa

    In July and August of 2012 I spent two weeks in South Africa with a Christian Men's Chorus. As one of the official photographers for the trip I was able to take over 4000 photos. Some of them were, naturally, of South African trains. I will share them here over the next few weeks or months as...
  6. Youngwarrior

    New Signals in Salem

    The end of 2011 brought the end of the old SP searchlight signals in Salem. Union Pacific has activated the new tri-color signals and retired the old searchlights.
  7. Youngwarrior

    Concert Tour

    I sing in a men's chorus called the Oregon Adventist Men's Chorus. We will be on tour for the next two weeks with concerts in Auburn, WA (free) on June 17, College Place, WA (free) on June 19, in Vancouver, WA on June 20 (tickets required), June 25, 26, 27 in Atlanta, GA. We will be joined in...
  8. Youngwarrior

    From Whiiney, WA

    Couldn't resist getting a shot of this sign. Looks like someone had some fun. The train was tied down for the day.
  9. Youngwarrior

    Above Salem, OR

    At the Oregon State Fair last September KYKN radio was offering helicopter rides for $20. I took them up on the offer and got a few shots of the UP and PNWR from the air. 1. Here is a shot of the helicopter coming back from a previous trip. 2. First up is some tank cars sitting at a food...


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