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Lassen to Mammoth Lakes

Like Yosemite the road through Lassen National park was closed with 4 miles of 3-4m high packed snow still to clear.  Our journey from Tahoe took us through Quincy and Lassen before reaching Mount Shasta.   48 more words

Landscapes

Plan leaves out passenger trains

Transportation plan does not include funding for returning rail service.

Advocates for returning passenger rail service to Eastern Oregon were in Salem earlier this month testifying before lawmakers about seeking money for rail service throughout the area and adding funding for the project to the proposed statewide transportation package. 16 more words

Oregon Legislature

Maple Valley railway depot, 1948

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, August 16, 2016

By Bill Kombol

This photo of the Maple Valley railway depot was taken in 1948 as viewed looking northbound along the Maple Valley highway (aka SR-169). 187 more words

Towns

Columbia Gorge commission backs county's denial of railroad expansion

An Oregon county had substantial evidence when it denied Union Pacific Railroad’s proposed track expansion along the Columbia River where an oil train derailed last year, a board ruled Tuesday. 13 more words

The Oregonian

Pros and cons of autonomous trucks

The #long-haul commercial trucking industry is a major economic force in North America, responsible for delivering nearly 70 per cent of goods in the United States, with a similar market share in Canada. 910 more words

Trucking

Columbia River Gorge Commission affirms Oregon county’s denial of railroad expansion

An Oregon county had substantial evidence when it denied Union Pacific Railroad’s proposed track expansion along the Columbia River where an oil train derailed last year, a commission ruled Tuesday. 16 more words

The Register-Guard

Crude Oil By Rail Traffic Making Comeback

There is reason to believe that oil companies are increasing their shipping of crude oil by rail.

The Chicago-based Morningstar investment research firm recently conducted an analysis of the crude-by-rail shipment market and said it is rebounding due to pipeline congestion. 94 more words

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