Hello people of the world,
Today we’re starting out with a hotel breakfast of an omelet with ham and cheese, sugary puffs, a muffin, sausage, doughnut, and hash browns. Perfectly unhealthy and completely devoid of nutrition!
Here’s Ollie, looking rather inquisitive. He’s getting ready to ride the Portland Streetcar!
Here’s the Portland City Library, right before it opened. That’s a lot of people!
So after we hopped onto a Yellow Line train to Union Station. Here’s Union Station. Yay…
Near the terminus of the green line, we have a Type 1 hooked up to a Type 3 at the roundabout loop.
On the Orange Line flyover, which could be seen from the hotel room, we have a Portland Streetcar.
Here’s #024 at our local station.
Here are two Type 4s.
Here’s a Type 5.
OMG A GMD-1!!!
Near the Museum of Science and Industry they had some old graffiti-covered passenger coaches. Here is a fine specimen.
The MOSI has a very historic steam engine.
It’s the GMD-1!Here we have a Vista-Dome car from the North Coast Limited, which was an old Northern Pacific train.And here’s a UP caboose.
Here is Nickel Plate Road 190, a Morrison-Knudsen PA-1. The last of its kind!
Here’s SP&S 700, a steam locomotive.
Here’s SP 4449, which is my friend’s favorite locomotive. This loco used to run Daylight Limited services between San Francisco and Los Angeles Station.
The rear wheels on this thing are massive!
Here’s the back of NPR 190.
Here’s some of the old coaches from the Empire Builder, another train run by Great Northern.
Here’s the rear of the coaches from the North Coast Limited.
And here’s another view of the North Coast Limited stock.
Here’s the caboose again.
Here’s the end of the ORHF’s Holiday Express, which is pulled by SP 4449.
I didn’t realize that there was an SW10 in there! SW10s are rebuilt SW7s, and most of them have been replaced by newer locomotives, except for some shortline railroads.
Little Boy was a Daylight Limited baggage coach that has now been put on display.
Here’s the SW10 again.
Further back was an ALCO RS-3 from the Nickel Plate Road.
Here’s the front of the SW10.
Here’s the front of the RS-3.
Here is the builders plate for the EMD SW10.
Now that we’re on the train, here’s the view we had.
There’s 96 again.
Here’s a video of a freight train that we saw while on the train.
The train took us to a wildlife refuge. Here’s a view.
The train car that we were in, the green caboose with windows, stank. It was loud, reeked of gas, and gave me a stomachache after the train ride. Blech.
I still liked the locomotive, though. GMD-1! GMD-1! GMD-1!
We caught an A-Line streetcar back to our hotel.
Ollie was completely pooped after our day. Aw….
Next post will be about leaving Portland.