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Monday, August 24, 2015

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All day
 
7:30am
 
7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Layout Tour
 
 
7:40 AM to 12:40 PM
Layout Tour
 
 
7:40 AM to 12:00 PM
Layout Tour
 
 
7:45 AM to 6:00 PM
P201
Prototype Tour

See the UP on the South shore (Oregon side) and the BNSF on the North shore (Washington side) of the majestic Columbia River Gorge. Catch fast freight and passenger service moving both east and west. Especially picturesque are the natural basalt tunnels and steep terrain that typify the BNSF mainline. See remnants of the last operating lumber flume in North America, shut down in the 1980’s. See the transition from the lush green west Cascade foothills around Portland to the high desert of eastern Oregon and Washington.

 
8:00am
 
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Layout Tour
 
 
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
P216
Prototype Tour

Take a memorable ride through the scenic countryside of rural Clark County, Washington on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad. See beautiful scenery behind a 1929 Alco 2-8-2T that started life as Crossett-Western Logging on the lower Columbia River in Oregon and later worked on the Hammond Lumber line near Eureka, CA. Highlights include a crossing of the East Fork of the Lewis River on a steel bridge/wood trestle crossing and a 330’ rock tunnel. A Photo Run By will be included.

 
8:30am
 
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
P202
Prototype Tour

The Port of Vancouver is a major shipper of western wheat to Asia, receiver of wind turbines and Pacific port of entry for Subaru. They are working on becoming a oil terminal. The port is capable of receiving and unloading unit grain trains, and returning them to the BNSF or UP, without ever uncoupling them. Their most recent improvement is the development of the “Trench” which will allow trains to enter and depart without crossing and blocking the double-track mainline, thus increasing the Vancouver Yard capacity by as much as 40%.

 
9:30am
 
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
G261
General Tour

Come and learn about the wonderful world of stone grinding whole grains on a guided tour of the BRM manufacturing facility. Friendly 'Grain Guides' provide you with a brief history of how Bob and Charlee Moore championed the goodness of simple, natural whole grains and created a company now respected around the world. You will watch the action of a working mill as seen through our viewing windows. They even have a Gluten Free mill! Following the tour we will travel one mile to the Whole Grain Store and Café for lunch (self pay) and shopping.

 
12:30pm
 
12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
G262
General Tour

The North end of the Willamette Valley provides a superb microclimate and suitable soil for the cultivation of premium Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc grapes. What can we say about wine tasting? We will be visiting three wineries in Forest Grove, just west of Portland, in the heart of the Willamette Valley

 
 
12:45 PM to 5:00 PM
P204
Prototype Tour

Take a memorable ride through the scenic countryside of rural Clark County, Washington on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad. See beautiful scenery behind a 1929 Alco 2-8-2T that started life as Crossett-Western Logging on the lower Columbia River in Oregon and later worked on the Hammond Lumber line near Eureka, CA. Highlights include a crossing of the East Fork of the Lewis River on a steel bridge/wood trestle crossing and a 330’ rock tunnel. A Photo Run By will be included.

 
1:00pm
 
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Layout Tour
 
 
1:15 PM to 5:00 PM
P203
Prototype Tour

Albina Yard has been the Union Pacific Railroad’s primary Portland yard for nearly a century. It lost its container business when UP converted the ex-SP Brooklyn Yard to be the Portland COFC & TOFC terminal but Albina still retains the classification workload it has had for all of its history. It is a classification yard and processes over 1200 cars per day.

 
1:30pm
 
1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Layout Tour