Category Archives: Prototype visits

Riding the rails on Railriders

We recently Visited Bay City, Oregon and rode the new Oregon Coast Railriders adventure  to Tillamook on the Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad tracks. The line between these locations is not currently used by an active railroad. In 1911 the line was completed from Hillsboro to Tillamook and was known as the Pacific Railway and Navigation Company or PRN. Pedaling the 11 mile round trip was a unique and strenuous way to see the rails.

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Some nice engines visited

Ellen and I just completed a driving trip back to the mid-west, stopping in Montana and Wyoming where I was able to get pictures of some very nicely preserved engines.IMG_20160419_083155_525 IMG_20160419_083405_548
This 4-6-0 Northern Pacific engine in Missoula was a delight to visit. Sadly, this beautiful station building is now being used by a Saturday Marked group. I suppose it is better than it being torn down.