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Date: 07/11/18 10:00
Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: spider1319

An actual working caboose ,not a riding platform and a trip on one of just a  few UP branches left in the Pacific Northwest.Last month I guessed a trip to Pilot Rock and lucked out.The Pilot Rock Branch has one customer left, Kinzua or Boise Cascade at Pilot Rock.  Service is very sproradic and infrequent with the branch being in and out of service of late.The first view is the Local returning to the main cab hop.The second image is further close to the junction and the last picture is at Rieth where the main and branch meet.Bill Webb 








Date: 07/11/18 10:11
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: RailFanAZ

Nice Catch!

Christina
RailFanning UP & BNSF, AZ
RailFanAZ.com



Date: 07/11/18 10:24
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: robj

Thanks, interesting to know about.  Kinda near Pendleton, La Grande in NW?  Oregon.

Bob



Date: 07/11/18 10:45
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: bmarti7

Nice series!

BB



Date: 07/11/18 10:54
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: skinem

bmarti7 Wrote:
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> Nice series!
>
> BB
I'll second that.



Date: 07/11/18 11:23
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: SP8100

robj Wrote:
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> Thanks, interesting to know about.  Kinda near
> Pendleton, La Grande in NW?  Oregon.
>
> Bob

West of Pendleton by about 2-3 miles..   MP 211 to MP214 with a 13,671 foot siding there..

Info from the Altamont Press timetable from 2008..


SP8100



Date: 07/11/18 11:41
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: OregonOldGuy

SP8100 Wrote:
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> robj Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Thanks, interesting to know about.  Kinda near
> > Pendleton, La Grande in NW?  Oregon.
> >
> > Bob
>
> West of Pendleton by about 2-3 miles..   MP 211
> to MP214 with a 13,671 foot siding there..
>
> Info from the Altamont Press timetable from
> 2008..
>
>
> SP8100

Good thing a fewout there knew where this was, cuz the original poster left me scratching my head!!

And I was through that area just four days ago!

Rob
 



Date: 07/11/18 12:46
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: callum_out

OK, I'm jealous.

Out



Date: 07/11/18 12:59
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: BobP

Nice but the lava flows in the background must have been enormous zillion years ago.



Date: 07/11/18 13:33
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: Jeff

Lava flows nearly all over Eastern Oregon. Many layers in most places.  Jeff



Date: 07/11/18 15:14
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: bobk

Nice shots!



Date: 07/11/18 15:22
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: HH

Wow!  Great shots!  Thanks for sharing.
I always love taking "the back way" through Echo and along the Umatilla River when I pass through that area.  It's been awhile.

Hopmere Hank



Date: 07/11/18 17:12
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: pummer

Yes, that is quite a catch! 
 



Date: 07/11/18 20:27
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: SCKP187

Nice shots of the local and power.   Did they take empties up and not bring back any loads?
Brian Stevens



Date: 07/12/18 04:38
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: Chooch

Very dramatic pictures. Kinda reminds one of the good old lazy days. Thanks for showing.

Jim
Hatboro, PA



Date: 07/12/18 06:26
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: 3rdswitch

Way to go, very nice.
JB



Date: 07/12/18 11:33
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: Coalca

Great catch of something moving on the Pilot Rock Branch



Date: 07/14/18 21:51
Re: Two Rare Birds with One Shot
Author: WhistlenBruce

Well done.  Love those branch lines.  Asked Jim Wrinn to run a feature on what branch lines remain on Class I's.  Maybe some day Trains Mag will, time will tell.



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