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Wednesday, July 17

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Another early morning start brought us to the Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club for a look at their fabulous layout.  From left to right:  model of Portland Union Station; short train on a high bridge; huge wooden trestle on the logging portion of the layout.

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Next up was a walking tour of the Steel Bridge and Portland Union Station.

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Finally, we concluded with our convention banquet on board the Port of Tillamook Bay dinner train.  From left to right:  POTB train pulling in at Banks, OR depot; crossing high trestle; crowd at awards site; President Jim Larson presenting the first Casey Adams photo award; prize "runner", GNRHS member Christopher Tanner.

Awards from the Model/Display contest:

Diesel Locomotive - Rick Piper (O-scale F-7 A&B units).

Freight Car - (tie) - Robert Showers (HO 12-panel boxcars and HO refrigerator cars).

Railroadiana - Scott Tanner

Best of Show - Rick Piper (O-scale F-7 A&B units)