Cascade Summit, Oregon
Cascade Summit is a station of the Southern Pacific Railroad's (SP) Cascade Line established when the line was completed in 1925–1926. The station was named because it is just east of the summit tunnel through the Cascades. Cascade Summit post office was established in 1927 and closed in 1980. The railroad line is now owned by Union Pacific.
Cascade Summit is highest point on the railroad's crossing of the Cascades at an elevation of 4,852 feet (1,479 m).:93 It was a famous location for publicity photos in SP days. At Cascade Summit there was a station, siding, and a wye. During the 1930s to 1940s, passenger trains stopped at the station daily. Today only the siding remains. At one time the locale was the site of Cascade Summit Lodge; it later burned down, but as of 1990 the foundation was still visible.
This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cascade Summit has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.
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- Climate Summary for Cascade Summit, Oregon
- Image of a train at Cascade Summit from Flickr
- Cascade Summit climate data from the Western Regional Climate Center
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