Riverfront Park- - Salem, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stargatekatie
N 44° 56.609 W 123° 02.513
10T E 496695 N 4976672
Quick Description: Parking lot at Riverfront Park.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 12/11/2008 8:32:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM5B7G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 13

Long Description:
This train line follows the Willamette River for a few miles. The best place to watch trains is in the parking lot of Salem's Riverfront Park. It's very safe to stand and watch the trains go by or sit in your car and watch.

This line usually carries freight like lumber and logs. I don't think any passenger trains use this line. Each time I've seen a train it's been in the early afternoon. I'm sure that there are other times, but I haven't been there to see them.

This schedule information was emailed to me: (thanks to TheBeanTeam)
"OE Local (Job 330): On duty at 0700 Monday through Friday. Usual power is two GP39-2s. Work OE line north of Salem. Note: This job has been reinstated.

Salem OE Switcher (Job 333): On duty at 1900 Monday through Friday. Shares power with OE Local. Switches local industries and handles interchange with BNSF at Minto."

What Best Describes This Location: Mainline

If there is a fee how much?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Is this rail location handicap accessible?: Handicap parking spaces available

Related website: [Web Link]

Other Describe: Not listed

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