Portland and Western Railroad

Steve Sloan's Trains : GWI : Portland and Western Railroad (PNWR)

According to Wikipedia, The Portland and Western Railroad (reporting mark PNWR) is a 520-mile (837 km) Class II railroad serving the U.S. state of Oregon, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of shortline and regional railroad holding company Genesee & Wyoming Inc. The PNWR includes a subsidiary, the Willamette and Pacific Railroad (reporting mark WPRR).

PNWR's tracks lie entirely within Oregon, extending from Astoria to Portland along the Columbia River, from Portland to Eugene through the Willamette Valley, and along several spurs through the Northern Oregon Coast Range. [Read More]


Reportedly (sources) PNWR 1852 was built in May 1955 as SP 5438 Class-DF122, in the 1965 renumbering it became SP 3916 Class EF618-3. It was rebuilt by SP as SD9E 4397, Class EF618E-1, in Jan. 1975; retired by SP in Nov. 1993; sold to W & P as 1852 in March 1994; to PNWR 1852 in 1996.
PNWR 1852 in McMinnville
On a quiet Sunday June 3, 2007 PNWR 1852, former SP SD9E 4397, is in McMinnville, OR.
  • Photo of PNWR 1852
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image: 2007060301ph.27

PNWR 2005 EMD/OmniTRAX GP38-3

Reportedly (sources) built by EMD in December 1963 as Southern Pacific 7413, renumbered in 1965 as SP 6525, SP Class EF425-1. rebuilt by M-K in Feb. 1979 as GP35R SP 6322, SP Class EF425K-1. This unit received Kodachrome paint. Retired by SP July 1994 sold to OmniTRAX March 1995, March 1998 becoming GP38-2 specification Utah 2005. Becoming PNWR GP38-3 2005.
PNWR 2005 in Eugene
In Eugene, OR on June 2, 2007 PNWR 2005 GP38-3, former SP Kodachrome 6322, is sitting waiting for a call to duty.
  • Photo of PNWR 2005
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image: 2007060101ph.86

PNWR 2302 EMD GP39-2

Reportedly (sources) built by EMD in Aug 1974 serial number 74602-2 as ATSF 3601. Returned to lessor and became WPRR/PNWR 2302 Jun 1993. Configured for Remote Control Operations.
PNWR 2302 in McMinnville
Portland and Western Railroad, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc., 2302, the Adair Village, runs light through McMinnville, Oregon on Monday morning June 4, 2007.
  • Photo of PNWR 2302
    Nikon D2Hs Digital Image: 2007060401ph.9

PNWR 2307 EMD GP39-2

Portland and Western Railroad 2307 "Independence" is an EMD GP39-2 built as ATSF 3606 serial number 74602-7 in 1974. It became ATSF 3106 then PNWR 2307.
PNWR 2307 at Ashar
PNWR 2307 is at Ashahr, Oregon near Corvallis with GP40 PNWR 3004. The train set out all of its cars before proceeding light to Albany, OR on Friday March 15, 2019.

PNWR 2309 "Philomath", EMD GP39-2

PNWR 2309 "Philomath" is an EMD GP39-2. Reportedly: PNWR 2309 was built by EMD in 1974 as ATSF 3608 builder number 74602-9. It also had the reporting mark and number WPRR 2309.
PNWR 2309 in Eugene
On Friday, March 18, 2022, at 10:05 a.m., Portland and Western Railroad (PNWR) 2309 "Philomath" is working in the old Oregon Electric yard in Eugene, OR.

PNWR 3004 EMD GP40

Portland and Western Railroad 3004 is an EMD GP40 built as CRIP 3000 serial number 32607 in 1967. It became GOT 726 then EMD Leasing 201, then LLPX 3204, then PNWR 3004..
PNWR 3004 at Ashar
On the Toledo District on the Portland and Western, PNWR GP40 PNWR 3004 is at Ashahr, Oregon near Corvallis behind GP39-2 2307. The 2307's train set out all of its cars before proceeding light to Albany, OR on Friday March 15, 2019.

PNWR 3006, EMD GP40 "GP40-2"

Reportedly 3006 was built for the Rock Island by EMD as GP40 builders number 32601 in 1967 as RI 375 becoming RI 3002, GO 721, EMD 205, LLPX 3208, SLR 3208, PNWR 3006.

Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR) 3006, 3006 leading Toledo Hauler
  • Photo of PNWR 3006 at Nortons
    On the morning of Friday, April 25, 2017, eastbound Toledo Hauler crossing Nashville Road (Oregon Highway 180) at Milepost 737.5 east of Nortons, Oregon, USA. Train had Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR) 3006, 2306, 3002, 102, 101, 3001 pulling 15 box cars and 20 wood chip cars.
    August 25, 2017 - From folder 2017082908ph - D600 85mm f1.8 lens.
  • Photo of PNWR 3006 at Albany
    The eastbound Toledo Hauler on the Portland & Western Railroad (PNWR) on the trestle at Albany Oregon, USA on Friday, August 25, 2017, at 1:05 pm. The train was led by PNWR 3006, 2306, 3002, 102, 101, 3001.
    August 25, 2017 - From folder 2017082908ph - D600 85mm f1.8 lens.

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