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Apr 09, 2006 21:42 |  #1

I've never taken a picture of a train before. But I was driving downtown this afternoon and saw this one sitting on the tracks next to a park.

I like the colors.

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Apr 09, 2006 22:00 |  #2

pretty good job, the only problem i see is the fence is distraction. Are them tracks a part of muesuem?


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Apr 09, 2006 22:31 |  #3

Thanks. I know the fence is a pain. No, this is an actual, working locomotive on working tracks in the middle of the city. The fence separates the tracks from a parking lot near a park and river. No other angle possible. I tried.

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Apr 09, 2006 22:44 |  #4

Did you get a pic. of the crane back there, too?


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Apr 09, 2006 22:58 |  #5

No I didn't. It didn't seem that interesting to me. Probably a mistake....


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Apr 09, 2006 23:19 |  #6

I like the shot. GP9's are cool.

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Apr 11, 2006 02:52 |  #7

Nice shot...too bad about the fence and the crane...


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Apr 11, 2006 11:39 as a reply to  @ Woolburr's post |  #8

Any idea what railroad the loco belongs to?

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Apr 15, 2006 17:55 as a reply to  @ i-gadget's post |  #9

Okay, I went back for another shot at the crane. The unfortunate fence is still there, but you get the idea.

i-gadget, the letters on the side of the engine are P&W. I'm not sure what railroad that is. It also says "Hillsboro." That's a suburb of Portland. Not sure if that helps or not.

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Apr 15, 2006 23:03 |  #10

Love the old hardware running in one of my favorite places in the world... nice to see.


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Apr 16, 2006 11:26 as a reply to  @ T.D.'s post |  #11

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i-gadget, the letters on the side of the engine are P&W. I'm not sure what railroad that is. It also says "Hillsboro." That's a suburb of Portland. Not sure if that helps or not.

Ok, thanks for the info - looks like it's the Portland & Western RR, based in Albany OR. They have 2 SD9's numbered 1851 (new Apr '54) and 1853 (new Jan '53).
They operate on a number of ex SP and BN lines around Portland.

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Apr 16, 2006 11:41 |  #12

Ok, thanks for the info - looks like it's the Portland & Western RR, based in Albany OR. They have 2 SD9's numbered 1851 (new Apr '54) and 1853 (new Jan '53).
They operate on a number of ex SP and BN lines around Portland.

Wow, is there a website somewhere that lists this kind of information? I had no idea you could find this kind of detail.

This train is currently sitting in Salem, Oregon, which is about 45 miles south of Portland and 25 miles north of Albany so what you've said makes sense.


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Apr 17, 2006 01:23 as a reply to  @ T.D.'s post |  #13

Turnerzdad wrote:
Wow, is there a website somewhere that lists this kind of information? I had no idea you could find this kind of detail.

Being a railroad 'fan' I have a copy of 'American Shortline Railway Guide' published by Kalmbach - very handy! ;)


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Apr 18, 2006 21:43 |  #14

Being a railroad 'fan' I have a copy of 'American Shortline Railway Guide' published by Kalmbach - very handy!

I had no idea! I also never dreamed that this engine was over 50 years old. That's incredible. Thanks for the information.


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