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Date: 08/21/16 16:58
Portland and Western?
Author: EMDX90

Hi all,

Looking for a little bit of info on the schedule of both the OE Express and the Toledo Hauler. Will be in the area early in the week (Monday/Tuesday) in mid-September and I am looking into shooting P&W. Any info will help. Thanks!



Date: 08/21/16 23:23
Re: Portland and Western?
Author: OregonOldGuy

TH goes west after 1800 at Albany on Monday though Saturday's (roustabout, can u confirm current times?).  Comes east Tuesday's through Sunday's figure through Corvallis early afternoon, or so.  Power currently is the 3001, 101, an unknown 2300, 102, & 3002, west to east.

OEX runs Monday through Friday called in Tigard at 1000.  Usually out around 11 getting to Albany  sometime around 1400.  Exchanges cars and heads back.  Often has to wait at Wilsonville for last WES trains arrival there at 2000 hours.  A great shot spot is in Wilsonville south of the Safeway store for n the straight track coming off the big bridge.  Be there 0900ish and you have the opportunity to catch the 664, then the Rock Train, then the OEX heading south (rr west).  Then follow the OEX toward Salem and Albany.  Front Street in Salem is a gem to catch.  Good chance they may have matching SD-45 bodied units!

see nomosantafes recent posts on the OEX.

Rob



Date: 08/21/16 23:59
Re: Portland and Western?
Author: EMDX90

OregonOldGuy Wrote:
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> TH goes west after 1800 at Albany on Monday though
> Saturday's (roustabout, can u confirm current
> times?).  Comes east Tuesday's through Sunday's
> figure through Corvallis early afternoon, or so.
>  Power currently is the 3001, 101, an unknown
> 2300, 102, & 3002, west to east.
>
> OEX runs Monday through Friday called in Tigard at
> 1000.  Usually out around 11 getting to Albany
>  sometime around 1400.  Exchanges cars and heads
> back.  Often has to wait at Wilsonville for last
> WES trains arrival there at 2000 hours.  A great
> shot spot is in Wilsonville south of the Safeway
> store for n the straight track coming off the big
> bridge.  Be there 0900ish and you have the
> opportunity to catch the 664, then the Rock Train,
> then the OEX heading south (rr west).  Then
> follow the OEX toward Salem and Albany.  Front
> Street in Salem is a gem to catch.  Good chance
> they may have matching SD-45 bodied units!
>
> see nomosantafes recent posts on the OEX.
>
> Rob

By Monday through Saturday I assume you mean Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday? And Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday for Tues through Sun?

Thanks for the info BTW.



Date: 08/22/16 07:02
Re: Portland and Western?
Author: OregonOldGuy

The TH is a six round trip a week run.  The OEX is five round trips a week.

Rob



Date: 08/22/16 15:51
Re: Portland and Western?
Author: roustabout

EMDX90 Wrote:
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> OregonOldGuy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > TH goes west after 1800 at Albany on Monday
> though
> > Saturday's (roustabout, can u confirm current
> > times?).  Comes east Tuesday's through
> Sunday's
> > figure through Corvallis early afternoon, or
> so.
> >  Power currently is the 3001, 101, an unknown
> > 2300, 102, & 3002, west to east.
> >
> > OEX runs Monday through Friday called in Tigard
> at
> > 1000.  Usually out around 11 getting to Albany
> >  sometime around 1400.  Exchanges cars and
> heads
> > back.  Often has to wait at Wilsonville for
> last
> > WES trains arrival there at 2000 hours.  A
> great
> > shot spot is in Wilsonville south of the
> Safeway
> > store for n the straight track coming off the
> big
> > bridge.  Be there 0900ish and you have the
> > opportunity to catch the 664, then the Rock
> Train,
> > then the OEX heading south (rr west).  Then
> > follow the OEX toward Salem and Albany.  Front
> > Street in Salem is a gem to catch.  Good
> chance
> > they may have matching SD-45 bodied units!
> >
> > see nomosantafes recent posts on the OEX.
> >
> > Rob
>
> By Monday through Saturday I assume you mean
> Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday? And Tuesday,
> Thursday, and Sunday for Tues through Sun?
>
> Thanks for the info BTW.

The Toledo Hauler is later this week, after 8 pm due to the road construction on Hwy 20.  West every day, Mon - Saturday evenings.  East Tuesday - Sunday.  The eastbound is early, 0700 or so from about the Eddyville area.  HIghway 20 is closed near Pioneer Mtn from 7:30 pm to 5:30 am Sunday through Thursday.



Date: 08/23/16 03:27
Re: Portland and Western?
Author: OregonOldGuy

Roustabout,

thanks for for the update.  One consistency is change for the TH!

Rob



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