This Space for Rent

EPT #100

This SW-1 has been running on Portland Traction since well before I was born. And we've been driving by the Eng!'s [(tm) Silas] for the past 4 years without having a camera in tow (or, worse yet, forgetting that we had it until we were too far away to turn back.) But this sunday, finally, we had the camera in hand and the offending SW-1 was available. Parked in the middle of a string of boxcars. But I'm not picky.

I believe that the reason the #100 is parked in the middle of this string of cars is because the nearest passing siding is located 4.5 miles away in the remains of the East Portland yard. Thus they have to do fancy switching to get the cars into and out of the industrial sidings in the Milwaukie industrial park.