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Date: 11/22/22 10:46
More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: billmeeker

I spent some time with BNSF's Bend Local last week, following it north out of Bend toward Madras, and then back south.  It was a full-day's work for train crew and photographer.

1.  The local, behind geeps 2634 and 2641, heads north as it approaches the Crooked River near Terrebonne, OR.

2.  The local has ducked in the clear at Opal as BNSF 7119 south motors across the Crooked River bridge.  Mount Hood, a stratovolcano and Oregon's highest mountain, looms in the distance.

3.  Later in the afternoon, the local has finished its chores in Madras and heads back south through Terrebonne.  Smith Rock State Park occupies the background.








Date: 11/22/22 10:50
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: billmeeker

4.  The local switches Prineville Jct., connection with the City of Prineville Railway.

5.  The local switches at an industrial park at Redmond.

6.  Nearing the end of its run, the local passes through Deschutes on its way back to Bend.








Date: 11/22/22 10:53
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: icancmp193

Oregon Trunk coverage always appreciated!

TJY



Date: 11/22/22 10:55
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: billmeeker

7.  At Deschutes, BNSF 7622 north pulls up the north switch after the local clears.  CN 5632 is an SD75I, an uncommon model for EMD.  Only about 200 were built, mostly for CN.

8.  The next day, I caught a vehicle rack repo move headed north near Terrebonne, with Smith Rock State Park in the background.

Hope you have been enjoying my adventures along the Oregon Trunk.






Date: 11/22/22 11:14
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: Graybeard1942

Thanks, Bill.....



Date: 11/22/22 11:15
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: sagehen

Great pictures.  Thanks for sharing.  I checked the OT out last Saturday when I was in Bend for a high school football playoff.

Does the UP still use its trackage rights to Bend?

Stan Praisewater



Date: 11/22/22 12:02
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: MacBeau

Now there is a view of Crooked River Gorge one does not see everyday. Nice work on that one.
—Mac

billmeeker Wrote:
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> 2.  The local has ducked in the clear at Opal as
> BNSF 7119 south motors across the Crooked River
> bridge.  Mount Hood, a stratovolcano and Oregon's
> highest mountain, looms in the distance.
 



Date: 11/22/22 12:37
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: TCnR

Good stuff, always room for Oregon Trunk Tuesday.
t4p.

Uncle Pete gave up on the OT 'Bend local' 5 or 10 years ago, They seem to still have access for detours. No doubt some one has better info.



Date: 11/22/22 12:45
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: bobk

Great series!



Date: 11/22/22 13:00
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: OSWishram

So very nice!  Thank you, Sir.  Love those O.T. photos.  Never enough S.P.& S.

Bob Willer
far off Kansas City



Date: 11/22/22 17:12
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: callum_out

Love the Madras aerial as the railroad comes in on a straight shot and the road is out following some
mountain goat. What work did the local have at Madras?

Out 



Date: 11/22/22 18:29
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: midwest

Re: Does the UP still use its trackage rights to Bend?

While UP has not utilized their trackage rights in some time, they still have access to customers their Bend local once served via haulage over BNSF. UP interchanges cars with BNSF at Klamath Falls that this BNSF Bend roadswitcher now spots/pulls for UP.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/22/22 18:32 by midwest.



Date: 11/22/22 22:31
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: Ritzville

Really NICE series!

Larry



Date: 11/23/22 00:53
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: Bob5446

Great series Bill! Thanks for sharing.



Date: 11/23/22 06:51
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: texchief1

Nice shots!

RC Lundgren
Elgin, 'TX



Date: 11/23/22 09:57
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: tomstp

Beautiful shots.  Thanks for posting.



Date: 11/23/22 11:20
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: billmeeker

callum_out Wrote:
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 What work did the local have at
> Madras?

Not sure.  I waited for him at the Crooked River Bridge.



Date: 11/23/22 11:41
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: Goatboat

billmeeker Wrote:
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> callum_out Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>  What work did the local have at
> > Madras?
>
> Not sure.  I waited for him at the Crooked River
> Bridge.

There is an industral park in Madras (near the airport) that the local works.  AFAIK, that's as far north as the local goes.



Date: 11/23/22 12:00
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: callum_out

Thanks for that, been a while since I've been thru there and didn't remember much to switch.

Out 



Date: 11/23/22 15:52
Re: More Adventures Along the Oregon Trunk
Author: ns1000

I REALLY like Pic 2!!



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