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a vintage photo of a group of people in a field

Operating the Southern Pacific Tillamook Branch has always been a challenge due to the steep terrain of the Oregon Coast Range that it traverses. The pounding winter storms and flood waters also posed special challenges to the railroaders who kept the line open over the years.

Here is another hazard faced by operators of the Tillamook Branch loggers! As we see in this view taken by H.L. Arey, some loggers cutting down old growth timber above the SP tracks near Cochran have dropped a couple large logs down on the tracks blocking east-west travel for the time being.

Today as our crews at the Oregon Coast Scenic RR are re-opening the line in this stretch of railroading we are ever mindful of all the challenges that we have in keeping this line in service.

a train on a steel track

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Our signature excursion along the scenic Tillamook Bay and the Oregon Coast offers a relaxed ride and a step back in time behind an authentic steam locomotive or vintage diesel locomotive! Departing from Garibaldi or Rockaway Beach, this excursion is 30 minutes each direction. A minimum 30 minute layover is included, but passengers may stay longer and take any available return trip!