Monday, July 15
Monday, we started off early to tour the Portland Streetcar maintenance facility and ride one of the cars. From left to right: "Zell Bros" car #514; GNRHS tour group riding on car 514; Local convention chairman, Mike Talviste and 514's operator; a new Czech-built (Skoda) Portland streetcar.
Next stop was the former SP Brooklyn roundhouse. From left to right: SP 4449 dressed up in red, white and blue; SP&S 700; an Alco PA; 4449 and 700 together with their fans.
From left to right: Former GN executive Bob Downing and GN 274 F unit; Kert Peterson and the Nickel Plate Alco; a former SP&S coach; a former GN tender.
Cascade Locks, OR, we boarded the Columbia River sternwheeler and had a cruise
and buffet lunch up and down the river. From left to right:
"Columbia Gorge" sternwheeler with GNRHS tour boarding; GNRHS
webmaster Lindsay Korst and GN Empire webmaster Ben Ringnalda enjoy the view
from on board.