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Southern Pacific Cascade Line
NCE DCC radio throttle control is used. The Espee Cascade Line models SP’s Natron Cutoff from a Willamette Valley base at Eugene up to Cascade Summit and the original division boundary at Crescent Lake (upper staging). Local valley freight operations include Eugene, Springfield and Oakridge. Manned mid-train helpers are the focus of the historic 1.8% mountain climb. The railroad features 20-feet long sidings. The railroad is designed for operations by a minimum crew of six with a normal crew of 12-15 operators. A CTC signal and control system is under development.