Railroads of the Columbia River Gorge

Before the rails were up and running along the stunning Columbia River landscape of Oregon and Washington, 19th-century westward travelers faced treacherous conditions.

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Author: D. C. Jesse Burkhardt

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738529168

Category: History

Page: 128

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Before the rails were up and running along the stunning Columbia River landscape of Oregon and Washington, 19th-century westward travelers faced treacherous conditions. Many emigrants perished before reaching Oregon Territory. Only recently have railways bridged the wide gap formed millions of years ago. Today the gorge remains the major commercial route through the Cascades, and the tracks are a shining example of human engineering and a mecca for rail enthusiasts. Mount Hood, Union Pacific, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains seem to connect in a magical way with the land, blasting out of raw, rock-faced tunnels, gliding under bridges, snaking along the edges of towns and along the big river, always rolling somewhere distant, symbolic of our national connectedness--and our restlessness.

Columbia River Gorge Railroads

The colorful images in this work celebrate the art and magic of the trains that move goods and passengers through this striking, rugged landscape.

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Author: D.C. Jesse Burkhardt

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467134828

Category: History

Page: 96

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The Columbia River Gorge is a land of scenic wonder, revered by tourists for its beauty and by recreationalists for its fishing, windsurfing, hiking, and rafting. The region is also a major transportation corridor, home to two vital east-west railroad routes: Burlington Northern Santa Fe on the Washington side of the Columbia River and Union Pacific on the Oregon side. Every day, dozens of freight trains--as well as Amtrak passenger trains--snake along on opposite banks of the wide river, and rail operations have become an integral part of the heartbeat of the gorge. The colorful images in this work celebrate the art and magic of the trains that move goods and passengers through this striking, rugged landscape.

Columbia River Gorge OR WA Study of Alternatives

Persons in the Portland area traveling by bus into the Columbia River Gorge can
now leave from either Portland or Vancouver , with buses running east and west
several times daily . Rail Transportation Amtrak provides passenger rail service ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556030159776

Category: Columbia River

Page: 295

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Columbia River Gorge

The statement follows : STATEMENT OF HOWARD BURNETT , UNION PACIFIC
RAILROAD Co. The Columbia River Gorge is a scenic wonder and a primary
transportation route in the Pacific Northwest . As such , it is uniquely important to
 ...

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105045211682

Category: Columbia River Gorge (Or. and Wash.)

Page: 116

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The Columbia Gorge

Rail traffic began locally in 1880-81-82 , but the transcontinental link was not
completed until 1883 . 73. Mt. Defiance . Significant geological feature ; highest
point in Columbia River Gorge , and accessible viewpoint . 81. Little White
Salmon ...

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Author: Michael S. Spranger

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01797609B

Category: Columbia River Gorge (Or. and Wash.)

Page: 76

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The Overland Trail and the Union Pacific Railroad

This river is 1,400 miles long , 7 miles wide at its mouth , and is navigable for 200
miles . The Columbia River Route of the Union Pacific follows the majestic stream
for 200 miles , through the rugged , spectacular gorge it has been uncounted ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822031034366

Category: Overland Trails

Page: 47

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Railfan Railroad

TRAIN VIDEO PRODUCTIONS SCENIC NORTHWEST MAINLINE SERIES CP
Shuswap Subdivision UP - BNSF Columbia River Gorge BNSF - Minot , ND to
Belton , MT CN - CP Thompson & Fraser Rivers THFR - 011 CPSH - 012
COLU013 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015058310882

Category: Railroads

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Pacific Rail News

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Union Pacific in the Columbia River Gorge Double
- Barrelled Mainline Action . Starting at Troutdale , Oregon , the gateway to mighty
Columbia River Gorge , ( UP ) to Cascade Locks and cross the Bridge of the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105020630625

Category: Railroads

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Modern Railroads

... undue compressive welded rail had been spotted in improvement program ,
Union the Columbia River Gorge . or tensile forces can , suppo- the off season ,
the rail train Pacific has completed a num west of Hood River , Ore . , which sedly
 ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105128641185

Category: Railroads

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Stations West

INDEX - A - Airlie Branch , 163 Airlie , Oregon , 69 , 158 , 159 Akin , Carl F . , 156
Albany & Lebanon Railroad Co . , 133 Albany ... 178 Ashland , Oregon , 13 , 37 ,
38 , 142 Astor Expedition , 21 Astoria & Columbia River Railroad Co . , 106 , 107 ,
115 , 116 , 117 , 118 ... 128 , 129 , 179 , 248 , 249 Columbia River & Blue
Mountain Railroad Co . , 57 Columbia River Gorge , 48 Columbia Southern
Railway ...

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Author: Edwin D. Culp

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023151882

Category: Locomotives

Page: 265

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"Most of us have felt the fascination of seeing a steam locomotive with smoke drifting back over the line of cars it pulled, as the whole train wound through tall Western mountains. Whether we have actually experienced it or not, and many have, we know such a thing existed and that it is now part of a past that we can't touch again. But in Stations West, Edwin Culp comes close. With four hundred eighty photographs, carefully collected over a period of more than twenty years, he presents an exciting graphic history of Oregon railways from their beginnings to the present. Following the tracks as they were laid, from the Willamette Valley to the Oregon desert, he illustrates, in all its many facets, a heritage which has passed"--

The West the Railroads Made

From the Columbia River gorge and the Powder River Basin by way of North
Platte's Bailey Yard , this is the railroad West today.37 HEN ALBRO MARTIN
PUBLISHED HIS RAILROADS Triumphant : The Growth , Rejection , and Rebirth
of a ...

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Author: Carlos A. Schwantes

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131692944

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

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The West the Railroads Made recounts the stories of visionaries such as Henry Harmon Spalding, Samuel Parker, and Asa Whitney, who imagined the railroad as a new Northwest Passage, an iron road through the West to the Orient. As the idea of a Pacific Railroad grew in the 1840s and 1850s, many Americans imagined the West as a fertile garden or a treasure chest of priceless minerals. Railroads could deliver the riches of that West into the hands and pockets of the modern world. These two compelling ideas - the railroad and the West- came together to create an irresistible dream. Filled with contemporary accounts, illustrations, and photographs, The West the Railroads Made offers a fresh look at what the iron road created.

RailNews

23.95 Union Pacific Switchers and Slugs $ 19.95 Railroad Atlases STEAM
POWERED VIDEO RAILROAD ATLASES ... TRAIN VIDEO PRODUCTIONS (
GTVP ) BNSF - Cleburne to Houston , Texas $ 31.95 UP - BNSF Columbia River
Gorge .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113577006

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The Oregon Almanac

This excursion railroad links the Columbia River Gorge with the foothills of snowy
Mount Hood . For rail buffs , the Mount Hood Railroad offers one of the few rail
switchbacks in the United States . A variety of excursions are run over 44 miles of
 ...

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Author: Andrea Jarvela

Publisher: Westwinds Press

ISBN: 1558684727

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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NETSTATE provides basic facts about Oregon. These facts include the state capital, total area, highest and lowest points in the state, etc. NETSTATE offers this and other information for each state. NETSTATE is located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

The Highway Magazine

Columbia River Gorge . ( Union Pacific ) ( Photo ) Railroad Culvert near Los
Angeles . ( Photo ) . Two Dam and Reservoir Construction Projects Include
Armco Culverts and Aggregate Tunnel . ( Charleston & Western Carolina ) 72 -
Inch Armco ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015021061679

Category: Roads

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The Union Pacific Magazine

A . M . PRENTISS NE of the thrills awaiting Union Pacific passengers to the
Pacific Northwest is the picturesque Columbia river gorge . Here is seen a Union
Pacific train passing Crown Point on the Columbia river . Atop this 700 - foot ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105011961591

Category: Railroads

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Journal of the West

W A SHING TO CASCADE LOCIS X A map of the Columbia River Gorge
prepared by the Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company , a Union Pacific
subsidiary and successor company to the three pioneer railroads that facilitated
steamboat ...

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Author: Lorrin L. Morrison

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006141722

Category: Electronic journals

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Biennial Report

Highway Relocation in the Columbia River Reservoir Area - Surveys for the
relocation of highways and railroads that would ... the Kettle River , two
underpasses , and one highway bridge for a county road crossing of the Kettle
River Gorge .

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Author: Washington (State). Dept. of Conservation and Development

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073146998

Category: Washington (State)

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Biennial Report of the Department of Conservation and Development from

Highway Relocation in the Columbia River Reservoir Area - Surveys for the
relocation of highways and railroads that would ... the Kettle River , two
underpasses , and one highway bridge for a county road crossing of the Kettle
River Gorge .

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Author: Washington (State). Dept. of Conservation and Development

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112054913378

Category: Conservation of natural resources

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Washington Public Documents

Highway Relocation in the Columbia River Reservoir Area—Surveys for the
relocation of highways and railroads that ... across the Kettle River, two
underpasses, and one highway bridge for a county road crossing of the Kettle
River Gorge.

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Author: Washington (State)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3005480

Category:

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Public Documents

Highway Relocation in the Columbia River Reservoir Area - Surveys for the
relocation of highways and railroads that would ... the Kettle River , two
underpasses , and one highway bridge for a county road crossing of the Kettle
River Gorge .

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Author: Washington (State)

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112118420154

Category: Washington (State)

Page:

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