Friday, August 28, 2015

Albina Yard

Albina Yard, Union Pacific's main yard in the Portland area is right across the Willamette River from Union Station. It seems the yard is always busy with trains leaving and arriving around the clock.

While walking alongside the yard, I saw a fresh crew getting on the locomotives of this manifest freight parked under the ramps to Fremont Bridge / 99W. I figured they'd leave soon, so I walked down to the yard and waited.

Finally, they were taking off after a northbound freight had made its way into the yard.

Yep, that's some serious power. We don't usually see that many engines on freights in the Bay Area.

Conveniently, the Widmer Brothers brewhouse and pub is right next to Albina Yard, so you can have a beer with a view.

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