BNSF Vancouver Yard Tour #1

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 8:15am to 12:00pm

Visit this major BNSF junction and division point, with trackage going in all four directions. In the days of the SP&S, this was their main yard. Vancouver station, built in the 1910s, is on the National Registry of Historic Places and still serves 12 Amtrak trains daily, including the N-S Starlight and the E-W Empire Builder. The Columbia River Bridge is one of the longest swing bridges in the US. The yard services the Port of Vancouver, and is a major hub for the Portland area.