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to these with an curiosity in railroad background within the usa, point out of the phrases “narrow gauge” might think of the large three-foot-gauge railroads of Colorado and Utah or maybe the well-known two-foot-gauge traces in Maine. notwithstanding, few may imagine first of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. still, among 1877 and 1893, an intensive narrow-gauge railroad built in Oregon— one who had aspirations of crossing the Cascade Mountains and connecting with the important Pacific Railroad, therefore giving Oregon its first entry to the transcontinental railroad procedure. it's this railroad procedure, from its inception in 1877 to the current day, that Ed Austin explores herein.

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