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Oregon Eastern Railroad- Winter 2016-2017

Wyoming/Colorado Railroad
Winter 2016-2017

The winter of 2016-2017 has been especially brutal on the Oregon Eastern. Substantial snowfall forced the railroad to suspend operations for several days, and then accumulated snow caused a derailment while shoving a train across the Shunn Road crossing east of Vale. The railroad then had to wait several days until a crane could be rented to help put the car back on the rails. Travis Bradfield sent these pictures along of the derailment.

Oregon Eastern issued a press release about the winter and the lengths to which is has been forced to go to maintain operations. Link to the release is here