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Date: 07/16/08 21:21
More Nomo's Moldy Oldies - Oregon Electric
Author: nomosantafe

Here are a few more shots from the OE.

1. Beaverton Roadswitcher heading west from Bowers Jct to Banks, Oregon in the spring of 1973

2. BN train 664 crossing the Holcomb creek trestle summer 1985

3. BN Beaverton roadswitcher pushing on the rear as train was a little too heavy for Cornelius Pass grade. The Beaverton Switcher crew said "this is just like old times" over the radio to the 664 crew.

Enjoy!

Nomosantafe
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Date: 07/16/08 21:49
Re: More Nomo's Moldy Oldies - Oregon Electric
Author: BobB

I've always known that trestle as the Dick Road trestle; the road does look a lot less significant in the picture than it looks now, although it still isn't a major thoroughfare. Those are nice pictures of a line that apparently didn't get too many visitors.



Date: 07/16/08 22:58
Re: More Nomo's Moldy Oldies - Oregon Electric
Author: NH2006

That is one cool trestle! Gone I suppose?



Date: 07/16/08 23:18
Re: More Nomo's Moldy Oldies - Oregon Electric
Author: nomosantafe

NH2006 Wrote:
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> That is one cool trestle! Gone I suppose?


WRONG!

Portland & Western uses it on a daily basis, I think. At one time,they were running a log train over it.

Nomo



Date: 07/17/08 01:13
Re: More Nomo's Moldy Oldies - Oregon Electric
Author: Jim700

Here's the same trestle with a different visitor. The Bowers Junctions train order office used to be just off the west end of this trestle. Photo by Francis Matlock.




Date: 07/17/08 08:16
Re: More Nomo's Moldy Oldies - Oregon Electric
Author: NH2006

nomosantafe Wrote:
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> NH2006 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > That is one cool trestle! Gone I suppose?
>
>
> WRONG!
>
> Portland & Western uses it on a daily basis, I
> think. At one time,they were running a log train
> over it.

That's great news! I always wonder when I see these cool things only on the nostalgia board...



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