The Columbia Gorge seperates Washington from Oregon. The BNSF main line runs along the north side of the river in Washington, and the Union Pacific runs along the south side, in Oregon. There are many loactions from which to watch and photograph trains. The scenry is great. Use Route 14 on the Washington side, and I-84 and US 30 on the Oregon side. Take note that there is a limited number of locations where you can cross the river.
The top map represents the area between Portland eastward to Home Valley, and the lower map from Home Valley to Rt. 97. As you drive from Portland east, you will see the scenery change from city and suburbia, to forested cliffs and mountains like Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, and then finally desert, from The Dallas eastward.
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