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    Default Cascades Cd question

    Does the MLT Cascades route go through Drain Oregon? I am in Elkton right now and am thinking about getting it.

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    Default RE: Cascades Cd question

    It runs from Eugene to Klamath Falls in SE Oregon. Look at a map.

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    Default RE: Cascades Cd question

    Drain is on the old Siskiyoo line no operated by a shotline.

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    Default RE: Cascades Cd question

    Thanks Dale.

    I would imagine if that line ran through the Siskiyoo mountains, then you would get some pretty gorgeous scenery, as it's home to the Brewer's spruce or weeping spruce only found in the Siskiyoo mountains. Anyone got any pics?

    Mike :)
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    >Thanks Dale.
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    >I would imagine if that line ran through the Siskiyoo
    >mountains, then you would get some pretty gorgeous scenery,
    >as it's home to the Brewer's spruce or weeping spruce only
    >found in the Siskiyoo mountains. Anyone got any pics?
    >
    >Mike :)

    The Siskiyou line is very steep and scenic. With grades topping out around 3% and plenty of tunnels, bridges, and semaphore signals. The line is also a through route, which leaves the main line in Eugene and rejoins it in Black Butte, California. SP leased the line in 1994 to a short line called Central Oregon and Pacific. They now operate the Siskiyou line and the Coos bay branch.
    FWIW: The Siskiyou line was SP's original and only access to Oregon from California. This changed when they built the Natron Cut-off (aka Cascade Crossing/ Willamette pass)in the 1920's.
    Check out Joe Fugate's site for his nice model of the line:

    siskiyou.railfan.net

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    Default RE: Cascades Cd question

    hay someone spelled siskiyou right. i used to live in a little town in siskiyou county called etna just west of yreka on hiway 3. if you ever go to mccloud, wich is of hiway 89 there is a nice yard there that someone should make connect to the cascades crossing, if it goes that way im not too sure.

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    Default RE: Cascades Cd question

    Hi Brad.

    Well I've just followed Chris's "helpful" advice and looked at a map and checked on the TS Cascades map and Drain is not listed. I have also thoughtfully provided a map of Oregan with Drain marked out: it appears to be on another branch line: any pics anyone?

    Mike :)
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