The Union Pacific route through the Cascade Mountains is so busy and so scenic that it takes a two DVD set to see it all!
Disc 1: Eugene to Cascade Summit: The Cascade Line is a vital link between the Pacific Northwest and California. This former Southern Pacific line climbs 4,422 feet on the way to the summit. Numerous tunnels, rock sheds, bridges, horseshoe curves and 40 miles of 1.6% gradient winding through thick mountain forests makes this a place you’ll not soon forget. Catch piggyback trains and Amtrak’s Coast Starlight at several locations. Many trains are identified by their symbols and you will learn where they originated and where they are going.
Disc 2: Cascade Summit to Klamath Falls: Continuing our journey along this historic line, we see the high country of southern Oregon through all seasons! See trains roll through near white-out conditions on “The Hill.” At Chemult, BNSF traffic mixes with the UP via trackage rights to Klamath Falls making for a nice variety of power including SD40-2s still in Cascade Green. Catch former Southern Pacific tunnel motors, UP’s Heritage unit #1996 in Klamath Falls on her maiden voyage and some rare footage of the Swift Road Railer train at Calamus! Shot over a four year period in all types of weather.