It’s a scene that almost has to be seen to be believed.
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It’s a scene that almost has to be seen to be believed. Running from the Palouse near Spokane to the fertile Willamette Valley, the model Mount Hood Railroad serves an area rich in timber and agricultural products.
The Willamette Shore Trolley may be one of Oregon’s best-kept secrets, and a real gem for those who make the time for a ride. It’s only a mile and a half, but there’s so much to see and hear, it can take up to an hour and a half.
Whether it’s a short-distance jaunt from town to town or a cross-country journey, the notion of train travel comes with a sense of charm and industriousness.
No one knows better the history of streetcars in Portland than Richard Thompson, says Val Ballestrem, manager of the Architectural Heritage Center. No one loves trolleys more, either.
On Aug. 5, workers clearing contaminated waste at the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado, inadvertently breached a dam at the mine entrance, releasing three mil-lion gallons of toxic waste-water into nearby Cement Creek, a tributary of the Animas River.