Columbia River Gorge Railroads

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The Columbia River Gorge is a land of scenic wonder, revered by tourists for its beauty and by recreationalists for its fishing, windsurfing, hiking, and rafting. The region is also a major transportation corridor, home to two vital east-west railroad routes: Burlington Northern Santa Fe on the Washington side of the Columbia River and Union Pacific on the Oregon side. Every day, dozens of freight trains—as well as Amtrak passenger trains—snake along on opposite banks of the wide river, and rail operations have become an integral part of the heartbeat of the gorge. The colorful images in this work celebrate the art and magic of the trains that move goods and passengers through this striking, rugged landscape.
ISBN: 9781467134828
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oregon
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 161
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Photojournalist D.C. Jesse Burkhardt's roots in the Columbia River Gorge run deep. From 1994 until 2011, he served as editor of the Enterprise—the community newspaper in White Salmon, Washington, in the heart of the gorge—and his daughter was born at White Salmon's Skyline Hospital. Over the years, Burkhardt has lived in several gorge communities, including White Salmon, Northwestern Lake, and Snowden in Washington and The Dalles and Hood River in Oregon.
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