Starting off this short long weekend trip to Portland, we have Ollie sitting patiently in is car seat. This would be our first trip where we took Ollie on a plane, so it was really special!
Here’s Ollie in his transport bag.
Here’s Runway Angel, an A320.
While I was at SFO, I managed to get a closeup view of the taxiway action with all of the wonderful heavybodies flying international.
We also had a wonderful engine view.
Next to us was a Virgin America A319.
There’s Ollie, stowed snugly under the seat for the >2 hour flight.
Here’s a couple of American Airlines planes.
Here is a Delta Connection CRJ.
Here’s a Korean Air 747-8i bound for Seoul Incheon.
There’s the Dublin-Pleasanton BART line, which runs down the median of I-680 between Castro Valley and Dublin-Pleasanton.
There’s the Martinez bridge, which has a rail bridge through the middle.
Nearing Portland we have a gigantic freight yard.
At PDX we have a Delta 757.
After leaving the Airport, we head to their MAX station to see a Type 2 light rail.
Here is our Type 2 next to a Type 5 at NE 7th Avenue, which is served by the Red, Blue, and Green lines.
At Hassalo on Eighth we have Portland Streetcar 010 bearing down on us.
We got lunch near the Portland marina at a nice place that sold sushi.
The Portland Museum of Science and Industry has a submarine on display in the river.
At SW River Pwky. and Moody we have a Portland Streetcar service on the B line.
Here is the same train near the OSU.
We went and walked over the Tilikum Crossing. Here we have streetcar 010 at the station right after the TKC.
After that we hopped on a train to the Portland Aerial Tram.
I feel sorry for anyone who has a fear of heights, because this is a trigger warning right here!
Here’s a roundtrip on the aerial tram, along with the arrivals and departures from the top station.
Here’s our Portland Streetcar tram, #009 at the OHSU Plaza station.
In front of our hotel we have a NS line streetcar for the Waterfront.
Here’s the view from out hotel. That concrete structure is the Orange MAX line.
Over the duration of our trip, I filmed a bunch of trains from our video. Here’s the video.
We got a NS line streetcar to the Red Line transfer point. The picture came out too blurry, so you can’t see it.
We transferred to the Red Line, where we got a Type 3 to Beaverton Transit Center. This train was built in October 2003.
I happened to be sitting on the sandbox.
The approach to Beaverton is actually semi-streetrunning, as you can see in this picture.
The reason we were going to Beaverton was so I could film the DMU WES commuter line. Here’s 2001 at the terminus of Beaverton.
Here’s a video of the arrival and departure. There’s also a bonus clip of our MAX train arriving.
Here’s a Type 1 at Beaverton, operating on a service towards Cleveland Rd.
And here’s 104 at Library/SW 9th.
Then we caught a Portland Streetcar, #001, to the nearest Safeway for dinner.