This modern look at the Columbia River rail highway is the best look at this remarkable pair of lines. The BNSF Fallbridge Sub: We begin at BNSF’s hump yard at Pasco and head over 200 miles to Vancouver. You’ll see heavy Powder River Basin coal trains, hot Z trains, garbage trains, manifests, Amtrak’s Empire Builder, and a special visit from SP Daylight steam locomotive #4449.
We also cover the UP Portland Sub: The Columbia River Gorge of the Pacific Northwest is rich in scenery from snow capped mountains to magnificent waterfalls. This is the backdrop for Union Pacific’s Portland Subdivision between Portland and Hinkle Yard.