US Railway Travelogue – Episode 5: USRAIL005

Episode 5 of US Railway Travelogue finds Tim Davies in and around Portland, Oregon, after the Coast Starlight leg of his iconic Amtrak trains tour across the USA, and ahead of the Empire Builder leg.

The Pink ‘Gray Line’ Ticket Booth, a few minutes from Tim’s hotel.
The Pink ‘Gray Line’ Trolleys.
Inside the Gray Line Trolley.

Tim ‘hops’ on board one of the trolleys, heading for the stunning, mixed scenery Washington Park.

Portland Parks.
Portland Parks.
The view of areas of prime housing.
Towards Washington Park.
Towards Washington Park.
Washington Park.
Washington Park.
Washington Park.
Discovery Centre in Washington Park.
Washington Park.

The journey brings Tim to a steel bridge which just happens to be the most inter-modal bridge anywhere in the world!

Steel bridge.

Moving along the river brings Tim to the cable car system, and the Tilikum Crossing Bridge.

Cable Car System.
Airborne.
Tilikum Crossing Bridge.

Tim has a chat to one of the Gray Line drivers, and discovers why Portland is called the ‘city of roses‘.

Riverside in Portland.

The next episode – Episode 6 – takes Tim from Portland to Chicago on another of the iconic Amtrak trains – the Empire Builder.

Music credits:

Theme: “Steam Railway”, AK012, Composer: Kimber-McTiffen; Track Number 1, Royalty Free from “The Special Interest Video Selection“; (AKM Music);

Additional music: from Archive.org is Pink Martini in Concert Episode 868 from La Otra Orilla  (via CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) and Louie Louie by the Troggs (via CC BY 2.5) both with Creative Commons licences.

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