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Through the Oregon Cascades Part 1
The Cascade Mountains of western Oregon are thick with tall timber growing along steep slopes broken by waterfalls and streams. This is the setting for a mountain railroad that climbs from deep within the Willamette Valley to nearly 5,000 feet above sea level at Cascade Summit.
Part 1: The Long Grade, begins at Eugene Yard and heads railroad south into the foothills of the Cascades. A forty mile 1.8% grade between Oakridge and Cascade Summit puts UP’s newest locomotives to the test and keeps train crews on their toes. The line wraps around horse shoe curves, crosses trestles, and disappears through numerous rock sheds and tunnels before reaching the top of the pass.
In this highly anticipated follow up to “Union Pacific’s Cascade Sub,” we hike deeper into the most remote parts of the line and visit ground zero of the Frazier Slide which closed the railroad for three months in 2008. This is one of the most rugged portions of the I-5 Corridor which links the Pacific Northwest with California!
Shot in beautiful hi-definition between 2008 and 2015 in all seasons, this is the ultimate journey through the Oregon Cascades!
2 Hours 35 Minutes
WIDESCREEN DVD No Region Code
This program may be viewed with or without narration.
Also available on 1080 Hi-Definition Blu-ray.
DVD Item Code: 040034D
Blu-ray Item Code: 040034B
UP 2565 South leads a stack train up grade at Wicopee after a summer rain storm.
An unfinished rock shed frames UP 7527 as it pokes out of Tunnel 7 near Cruzatte.
UP 7941 blasts out of Tunnel 24 near Lookout.
Classic ESPEE searchlight signals frame Amtrak 11 at Wicopee.
A ninety-nine car oil train climbs the slippery rails toward Tunnel 5 at Cruzatte.
The railroad clings to a narrow bench on the steep hillside as it approaches the shed at Tunnel 11.
UP 5391 North passes the massive Frazier Slide that closed the Cascade Line in 2008.