Category Archives: Prototype

Complete Electrified Milwaukee

When I lived in Seattle we’d go camping on the East side of the Cascades a few times a year. I-90 climbs the West slope of Snoqualmie Pass paralleling the old Milwaukee Road roadbed. I didn’t know what I was … Continue reading

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Trains Large and Small

I took a trip on Amtrak last week between Portland and Seattle. I’ll post on the trip at Fixed Points, but there were some things that fit better here. Amtrak’s┬áCascade is the regional service for the Northwest, scheduled between Eugene … Continue reading

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Portland Traction

In the vicinity of NW Vaughn St. and 26th Ave in Portland there’s an interesting collection of railroad equipment. It appears to be the maintenance shops for the Oregon Pacific Railroad, and while I’ve been by there a few times, … Continue reading

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Cheney Lumber Pt. 1

With the urban side of the layout about 70% complete I wanted to work on the sawmill side. When I designed the layout, I planned for a sawmill for one side. Because the track plan was designed for switching operation, … Continue reading

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Trains at the Ford Museum

I was recently in Michigan and had the opportunity to visit the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn. There is a gallery devoted to railroad exhibits. One of two C & O ‘Allegheny’ locomotives known to exist. A sign informs that … Continue reading

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Trestles Along Nehalem Highway

On recent day off I visited Vernonia, Oregon, for no other reason than I’d never been there. Along the way I found some railroad-related things, and while not germane to the Northern Pacific, they are railroady, and so land here. … Continue reading

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