Railroads of the Columbia River Gorge

Railroads of the Columbia River Gorge Before the rails were up and running along the stunning Columbia River landscape of Oregon and Washington th century westward travelers faced treacherous conditions Many emigrants perished before r

Before the rails were up and running along the stunning Columbia River landscape of Oregon and Washington, 19th century westward travelers faced treacherous conditions Many emigrants perished before reaching Oregon Territory Only recently have railways bridged the wide gap formed millions of years ago Today the gorge remains the major commercial route through the CascadBefore the rails were up and running along the stunning Columbia River landscape of Oregon and Washington, 19th century westward travelers faced treacherous conditions Many emigrants perished before reaching Oregon Territory Only recently have railways bridged the wide gap formed millions of years ago Today the gorge remains the major commercial route through the Cascades, and the tracks are a shining example of human engineering and a mecca for rail enthusiasts Mount Hood, Union Pacific, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains seem to connect in a magical way with the land, blasting out of raw, rock faced tunnels, gliding under bridges, snaking along the edges of towns and along the big river, always rolling somewhere distant, symbolic of our national connectedness and our restlessness.
  • Best Read [D.C. Jesse Burkhardt] ☆ Railroads of the Columbia River Gorge || [Fiction Book] PDF ✓
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    Published :2018-03-21T13:58:43+00:00

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  • Steve Davala says:

    After a brief visit to Cascade Locks this winter, I fell in love with the history of the old towns, boats, and railroads of Oregon. I went to the library and picked out a bunch of Oregon history books and read this one first. The author takes the MANY historical photographs of the Gorge/Railroads and explains each (some more detailed than others based on the info given by different historical societies). The author points out little details in the photographs that make you smile and long for a d [...]

  • Emily says:

    great scenery, even if you don't care what kind of train is pictured.

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