Russell and I both have a long time interest in rail transportation. During a trip out to Portland in 1998 we went for a ride on Lake Oswego's Willamette Shore Trolley. While at the station and along the route I took a number of photos with Russell's digital camera. Russell has a Photo Gallery of his own LINKED to his Homepage; to see Russell's Homepage CLICK here.
OFFICE SIGN : This is the sign on the side of the Ticket Office and Gift Shop for the Trolley Line.It might be just a concrete block building off the side of the rode in Lake Oswego but it is worth the time to find.
TROLLEY 813 : This is Lake Oswego's Willamette Shore Trolley Line's Trolley 813 as seen ready for a trip down the rails. Sorry about the chainlinked fence, but I had to get back some in order to get the whole trolley in the picture as I didn't have a wide-angle lens to use for the shot.
813's TROLLEY DOLLY AND GENERATOR : The generator that provides electricity to power the trolleys must be carried along as there are no longer any over head power lines for the trolleys to use. As you can see the generator has a dolly that hooks on to the trolley and is towed along by the trolley. Would that be a "Trolley Dolly"?
RUSSELL IS READY TO RIDE : Here Russell, soft drink in hand, is ready for the trolley ride to Portland and back. Russell pointed out a lot of things as he really likes the open scenery along the route. I think he has been going on this ride since he first visited Portland.
Homes Along The Willamette : As we were enjoying the scenery along the Willamette Shore Trolley Route, I noticed this river side home with a really long pier style walkway down the hill and out on the waterway. It looked like a really peaceful place to live. It is beautiful scene.
INSIDE TUNNEL : There is a tunnel along the route. The tunnels are so dark it is hard to tell whether we are going or coming. Can you tell which way we are headed? Here is a second shot inside the tunnel; Damn it's dark in here.
The Willamette : The Lake Oswego Willamette Shore Trolley Lines rails travel thru very scenic country, but I only took pcitures of the river side of the route. It was quite slow and peaceful along the trolley tracks, and it was a beautiful day for such an excursion.
WIG-WAGS : The trolley travels thru parts of the communities along the Banks Willamette. At places where the trolley crosses streets there are Wig-Wags, or swinging trolley street crossing warning signs, which were hand painted by Rob Cox. There are 3 of these Wig-Wags along this line of only about 15 left in the state of Oregon.
WAIT STATION : Pulling into Lake Oswego's Willamette Shore Trolley Line Wait Station on the Portland OR end of the route. People wait here to take the round trip tour to Lake Oswego via the Willamette Shore Trolley. Here is a shot showing that there are a lots of folks waiting for a ride on the trolley line.
DOUBLE DECKER TROLLEY : We didn't get to ride on this trolley, but I thought that people might like to see it along with its own "Trolley Dolly and Generator" near the Ticket Office and Gift Shop in Lake Oswego. It's parked on a side track next to the trolley work shop.
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