Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Number 274


This is what Number 274 must have looked like on the day he was completed and handed over to the Great Northern Railroad in 1950.  He's an EMD F7, 150 tons, 1500 horsepower, and proud of it!  He's well loved in a small railroad museum near the Oregon Coast.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Loading logs for the Orient

Zooming in from the same location as yesterday--  Thousands of giant logs are ready to be shipped to the orient.  The ship has its own cranes to load the logs.  Sometimes as many as 8 ships will be anchored in the Columbia River waiting to take on cargo at the port.  Besides logs, it is one of the largest grain ports in the country, with the grain coming in on mile-long unit trains.

Monday, November 5, 2018

A great bridge...



The Lewis and Clark Bridge across the Columbia River connects Longview, Washington to Rainier, Oregon.  It was completed in 1930 and was the longest and highest cantilever bridge in the US at that time.  It was designed by Joseph Strauss, designer of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.  The Port of Longview is 66 miles from the Pacific and is served by two major railroads, inland barge traffic, and the main North-South highway on the West Coast. In terms of travel time it is the closest port to the Orient from the US.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Spanish Colonial in the Northwest...?


Winlock used to be a thriving town of lumberjacks, mill workers, and small farms.  The Church of the Sacred Heart is closed now due to dwindling congregation and a shortage of priests.  But its facade still speaks of better times.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018