Photos from the Port of Tillamook Bay Excursion

Banks to Tillamook, Oregon

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

SARM began their June 2006 "Best of the Northwest II" series of rail excursions with a trip between Banks and Tillamook, Oregon, covering the Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad. The route reatured a climb over the heavily forested coastal range and then several hours of running along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. For more information on the railroad rounte and our trip, see the POTB Railfan's Guide at www.trainweb.org/potb and Chris Guenzler's report at www.trainweb.org/chris/tillamook2006.html. Video of all three SARM 2006 Pacific Northwest trips is available from Joe Harper at train671@aol.com in VHS or DVD format for $20.

Our trip departed at 9am from Banks, Oregon, where the railroad operates a limited number of special trips.

Our train consisted of 5 cars, including a lounge-obs, coach, table car, baggage car, and an open bench car. This provided plenty of room and comfort for the 90 riders onboard.

As the day warmed, most riders spent some time on the open car viewing the scenery.

POTB 4432 headed up our train. It is shown at Garibaldi (notice the G on the hillside) during a photo stop.

POTB 4432 is shown next to Polson Logging Company #90, a 2-8-2 built by Baldwin in 1926. #90 is on display in Garibaldi, Oregon.

All photos this page by Barton Jennings.

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