Bahnknoten Portland im US-Bundestaat Oregon. Von Güterzügen, Straßenbahnen und Modellbauern

Translation: Portland railroad junction in the US state of Oregon. Of freight trains, trams and model builders

While this video is intended primarily for the German audience, it gives the American and Pacific Northwest rail history buffs a perspective of what is important to our friends in Germany. I found the entire filming crew to be very interested in what we do and how we do it. And as an Oregon native, I developed a greater appreciation for what they filmed in Portland and the Columbia River Gorge. Now if I could just remember to button my OR&N 197 shirt collar and…

Enjoy, Arlen L. Sheldrake

Courtesy of Eisenbahn-Romantik

Freight trains thundering along the mighty Columbia River, huge lifting and swing bridges, and a rich railroad history – the “Portland node” offers all of this. The city in the northwestern US state of Oregon is located at the mouth of the Willamette River in the Columbia River and is a lively port and industrial metropolis and not least a paradise for railroad enthusiasts.

Not only is there diverse ‘large’ rail traffic, but Portland is also one of the few cities in America with a modern tram system. A railway museum revives the time of the old luxury trains and, last but not least, there is a lively model railway scene in the city – reason enough that “Railway Romanticism” dedicates a portrait to the Portland railway node.

This episode of Harald Kirchner was original broadcast on May 3rd, 2019 under the title: Bahnknoten Portland. #railroad romance #usa

All statements and facts correspond to the status at that time and have not been updated since.

Run time 29:49