Cascade Timber Company operates one of the last remaining railroad logging lines in the Northwest

 

It attracts many logging buffs who like to photograph and observe this fascinating lumbering operation

Agriculture, warehousing, light industry and manufacturing add to the traffic on the west side

Port Columbia & Eastern Railroad

A railroad is a transportation system designed to efficiently move goods and people from one point to another. As part of a larger national system, a railroad receives cars from other roads as well as originating loaded cars on its route.

The Port Columbia and Eastern Railway (PC&E) is a fictitious railroad running from Waitsburg in southeastern Washington state across the Cascade Mountain range via White Pass to the tidewaters of the Columbia River with its ocean ports.

Primarily a bridge line forwarding merchandise and agricultural products received from the Great Northern, Northern Pacific, Seattle Portland & Spokane, Union Pacific, and the Milwaukee Road to the Pacific ports on the Columbia River, the PC&E does generate traffic of its own.

Tumwater Mining Company's electrified branchline adds car loads of rich ore exported to the Far East which comes back in the form of costly imports which travel east across the PC&E

Agricultural products including grain, beef and fruit from the eastern slopes of the Cascades provide seasonal traffic

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