The Oregon Zoo Railroad
in Washington Park
Portland, Oregon

A train is a form of rail transport consisting of a series of connected vehicles that usually runs along a rail track to transport cargo or passengers. Motive power is provided by a separate locomotive or individual motors in self-propelled multiple unit. Although historically steam propulsion dominated, the most common modern forms are diesel and electric locomotives, the latter supplied by overhead wires or additional rails. [from wikipedia]
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Winter Idle
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(Date Photographed: 12:55:30 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 29 December 2017)
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The Oregon Zoo Railroad was idle for the winter. Despite enclosed cars, the train ride was closed for the winter.


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Vista Liner
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(Date Photographed: 13:00:06 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Friday 29 December 2017)
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The train was modeled after the Amtrak Empire Builder route to Chicago. One of the cars was a vista liner with an elevated viewing area.


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Railroad Crossing
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(Date Photographed: 15:17:29 Friday 10 November 2017)
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One of the few grade crossings along the route. Red and white striped gates could lower to prevent folks from walking through, on their way to the petting zoo, ahead of the speeding train.


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