Albina Yard

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Coordinates: 45°32′54″N 122°41′19″W / 45.54833°N 122.68861°W / 45.54833; -122.68861

The Albina Yard is a 200-acre (0.81 km2) rail yard located in the Albina district of Portland, Oregon currently operated by the Union Pacific Railroad.[1] One of several yards operated by the Union Pacific Railroad in Portland, the Albina yard processes an average of 1,200 rail cars a day.[2]

The south end of the train yard features a distinctive brick smokestack that is easily visible when passing over the Fremont Bridge. Originally built in 1887 for Northern Pacific Terminal Company, the smokestack was refurbished in 2008 along with the addition of night lighting.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Industrial Lands Atlas 2004". Portland, Oregon, Cascade Corridor Association, 2004 - URL: http://www.columbiacorridor.org/issues/atlas/swanisland.pdf
  2. ^ Solomon, Brian (2000). Union Pacific Railroad. Osceola, Wisconsin: MBI. ISBN 0-7603-0756-3. 
  3. ^ "50-year-old Union Pacific building is being dismantled - but smokestack stays". The Oregonian. April 8, 2009. Retrieved March 17, 2016.