RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
Todd's Railfan Guide to
Milwaukie and UP's Brooklyn Yard
PORTLAND RAILFAN GUIDE HOME
RAILFAN GUIDES HOME
RAILROAD SIGNALS HOME
The Portland Railfan Guide is divided up into the following
Portland Home Page
Map 1 - the Amtrak Station area
Map 2 - UP and the east side of the Willamette
Map 3 - BNSF and the west side of the Willamette
Map 4 - South of Downtown - Milwaukie and UP's Brooklyn Yard
Map 8 - the Amtrak Station in Vancouver
I have the following transit maps available for the
Portland Transit Home
MAP 2 ..... the Portland Streetcar
MAP 3 ..... WES - the Westside Express Service Commuter Train
MAP 4 ..... the Downtown Area
MAP 5 ..... the Westside Light Rail Guide
MAP 6 ..... the Eastside Light Rail Guide
Please note, these are only maps, and not guides, so there are no pictures or information contained within.
The above map is available as a PDF
1 UP's Brooklyn Yard
Albina Yard is UP's "showpiece" of the Portland area, followed by the Milwaukie Yard, which it acquired along with the Southern Pacific. There is no one good place to get pictures of the yard. For the north end of the yard, you can give the end of Rhine Street a try on the west side, which is at the throat of the yard, or off the end of Bush Street on the east side, altho this is often obscured by freights in the yard. You try looking for a place to park somewhere around the intersection of Holgate and 24th, and then walk up the Holgate Blvd overpass which is in the middle of the yard. And for the south end, you can try the end of Reedway off the end of SE 26th on the east side of the yard, or the parking lot at the intersection of Harold and McLoughlin.
2 the ex SP Roundhouse and Turnatable
This is where SP's Daylight steamer $4449 and SP&S steamer #700 have been kept for the past couple of decades. Due to growth in intermodal shipping, Union Pacific has decided to expand it's operation at Brooklyn, and unfortunately for us, kick Doyle McCormicks trains out of the yard.
last Modified: 10 Mar 2012