The DPU on the daily Roper Yard to Hinkle Yard freight just rolled over Five Points Creek to begin its journey up Pelican Creek and Railroad Canyon to the crest of the Blue Mountains at Kamela, OR. I ventured into Five Points Creek on my last day visiting Union Pacific's line over the Blues. The next time I'm here, I want to explore the area around Hilgard and Five Points Creek more. Its terribly scenic, beautiful and accessible.
For now, enjoy this shot of UP 5228 providing a well needed push for this long train as it climbs to the apex of the Blues at Kamela, OR.
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