NOTE: The 2023 Santa Fe and BNSF Color Calendars are now in stock. The Union Pacific, Rio Grande, Norfolk Southern, and CSX Calendars will follow soon and should be available by late August. Be sure to read the information on the web page for each calendar. Yes, the price of the calendars has increased this year. Our paper cost has gone up 85% since the 2022 calendars were printed, and that paper is much harder to acquire with long lead times.

PORTLAND & WESTERN'S TOLEDO BRANCH - PART 1

Widescreen: $25.95 USD
Blu-ray: $25.95 USD

IN STOCK AND SHIPPING AS OF JULY 13, 2020.

Deep in the coastal hills of western Oregon lies a backwoods railroad that weaves through America’s premiere timber-producing lands.  Operated by the Portland and Western Railroad, the line services a Georgia Pacific paper mill in the small town of Toledo. Trains make the seventy-five-mile journey over the branch line nearly every day between its namesake town of Toledo and Albany in the lush Willamette Valley.

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we will show you the west end of the line with an insightful combination of historic images and modern-day operations. Visit the former station of Yaquina and see remnants of the old rail line abandoned by the Southern Pacific in 1936.

See the GP paper mill and take a tour of the Western Cascade Industries sawmill. Follow the railroad as it charts an inland course along the Yaquina River crossing it fifteen times on rickety wooden trestles. With the passing of each milepost lie the ghosts of old derailments, stations, mills, and communities long forgotten.

The climax of the journey is a stiff 2.58% mountain grade over the summit of the Coast Range. The classic two-stroke EMD’s thunder up the west side lugging heavy trains of containerboard. 

List price $29.95, 2 Hours 14 Minutes. SKU: P&W1DVD7 and P&W1BR7. Posted July 10, 2020.