Oregon/Railroads

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Like highways, railroad tracks have been imported from TIGER data and they share the same problems like unconnected segments, wrong tagging, missing bridges and railroad crossings and positions that are frequently off quite a lot. So a review is necessary as it is for highways. This page is currently a work in progress, now alpha as its basic structure has emerged as stable.

Active Lines (Mainline, Branch, Industrial and Short)

Lines, expressed as route=railway relations, that see active, regular rail traffic, whether freight, industrial or passenger.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)

BNSF operates the Northwest Division in Oregon, with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. This division has additional segments in Washington, Idaho, Northern California and British Columbia, Canada.

Mainline

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Fallbridge Subdivision Spokane, Portland and Seattle (SPS) relation 1443651 Pasco, Washington - Wishram, Washington - Vancouver, Washington - Portland Unknown Supports Amtrak Cascades passenger=international, and Amtrak Empire Builder and Amtrak Coast Starlight passenger=national route=trains.
Gateway Subdivision Western Pacific (WP) south of Bieber
Great Northern (GN) north of Bieber
relation 4484473 Keddie Wye, California - Bieber, California - Klamath Falls TIGER reviewed Oregon segment between Klamath Falls and California boundary
Oregon Trunk Subdivision Spokane, Portland and Seattle (SPS) relation 7362830 Wishram, Washington - Bend - Chemult Unknown

Branch

Industrial

Union Pacific (UP)

Mainline

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Ayer Subdivision Unknown relation 1443674 Hinkle - Cheney, Washington Unknown
Black Butte Subdivision Southern Pacific (SP) relation 4510755 Dunsmuir, California - Mount Shasta, California - Weed, California - Dorris, California - Klamath Falls Unknown Supports Amtrak Coast Starlight passenger=national route=trains.
Brooklyn Subdivision Southern Pacific (SP) relation 2203588 East Portland - Coalca - Eugene Unknown Supports Amtrak Cascades passenger=international and Amtrak Coast Starlight passenger=national route=trains.
Canyon Subdivision Unknown Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Central Oregon Unknown
Cascade Subdivision Southern Pacific (SP) relation 4734850 Eugene - Oakridge - Chemult - Klamath Falls Unknown Supports Amtrak Coast Starlight passenger=national route=trains.
La Grande Subdivision relation 7524906 La Grande - Pendleton - Hinkle Unknown
Portland Subdivision relation 7525013 Hinkle - The Dalles - Cascade Locks - Portland Unknown Both, Graham and Kenton Lines
Seattle Subdivision Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. North Portland Jct. to Peninsula Jct. (Portland) Unknown

Branch

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Modoc Subdivision Southern Pacific (SP) relation 4487489 Klamath Falls - Perez, California Unknown
Weston Branch Unknown relation 7367163 Walla Walla, Washington - Weston Needs work Some segments are named Blue Mountain Railroad

Industrial

Short Lines (Branch, Industrial or Freight)

Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR)

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Coos Bay Rail Link Southern Pacific (SP) relation 8166379 Eugene - Coquille Unknown Only between Coquille and Coos Bay, please complete relation with other elements to Eugene

Genesee & Wyoming (CORP, PNWR)

Central Oregon and Pacific (CORP)
Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Roseburg Subdivision Southern Pacific (SP) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Springfield - Medford Unknown
Siskiyou Subdivision Southern Pacific (SP) relation 4522356 Medford - Black Butte Unknown Confusing; split at California boundary?
Portland and Western (PNWR)

This table uses content from a similar table on Wikipedia.

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Astoria Line Spokane, Portland and Seattle (SPS) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Gasco - Astoria Unknown
Bailey District Southern Pacific (SP) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Corvallis - Dawson Unknown
Dallas District Southern Pacific (SP) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Gerlinger - Dallas Unknown
Forest Grove District Spokane, Portland and Seattle (SPS) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Hillsboro - Forest Grove Unknown
Oregon Electric District Spokane, Portland and Seattle (SPS) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Beaverton - Eugene Unknown Supports WES service=commuter passenger route=trains
Tillamook District Southern Pacific (SP) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Beaverton - Banks Unknown
Toledo District Southern Pacific (SP) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Albany - Toledo Unknown
United Railways District Spokane, Portland and Seattle (SPS) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. United Junction - Banks Unknown
Westside District Southern Pacific (SP) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Corvallis Junction - Cook Unknown
Willamina District Southern Pacific (SP) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Whiteson - Willamina Unknown
Willsburg District Southern Pacific (SP) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Willsburg Junction - Tigard Yard Unknown

Mount Hood Railroad (MH)

Mostly operating passenger excursion trains, the Mount Hood Railroad has small amounts of freight operations.

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Mount Hood Railroad Union Pacific (UP) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Hood River - Parkdale Unknown

Oregon Pacific Railroad (OPR)

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
East Portland Division Portland Traction Company (PRTD) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. East Portland Yard - Milwaukie Unknown
Molalla Branch Division Southern Pacific (SP) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Canby - Liberal Unknown

Passenger trains (Heavy Rail, Light Rail, Trams/Trolleys, Monorail, Tourism/Historic/Heritage Rail)

Tracks, stations and platforms used for passenger trains are properly collected into route=train relations, or relations tagged route=light_rail, route=subway or route=tram when those are the underlying rail infrastructure.

These tables are "somewhat complete." If you find a train, route (relation link, Review Status...) that needs to be added, updated or improved, please do so!

Amtrak operates intercity passenger trains in the contiguous United States: some commuter (passenger=suburban) trains, many intrastate and passenger=regional trains and all interstate, passenger=national (long_distance), highspeed=yes, service=night, and passenger=international trains (some cross into Canada); see OSM Amtrak wiki table. Try OpenPublicTransportMap.

A subset is repeated here with just these three routes which serve Oregon: two routes are Amtrak proper, one is a joint operation between Amtrak and the Washington Department of Transportation & Oregon Department of Transportation known as Amtrak Cascades:

Amtrak passenger=national and passenger=international trains serving Oregon (AMTK)

Route Trains Passenger Service Relation Status
Amtrak Cascades northbound (even): 500, 502, 504, 506, 508, 510, 516 southbound (odd): 501, 503, 505, 507, 509, 513, 517 international relation 71428 Complete; rough public_transport v1. Seattle Subdivision needs fixing. 467 miles (Salem, Oregon - Portland, Oregon - Seattle - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada). To be clear, there is no single route=train going "all the way" from Portland to Canada. The various "sub-routes" will need to be broken out and collected as v2 route_master members. Another check is for correct underlying infrastructure (route=railway) relations and memberships. Rough edges are starting to sharpen up. A v2 is within sight but we're not quite there yet.
Coast Starlight 11-14 national relation 2812900 Complete; rough public_transport v1. Seattle Subdivision needs fixing. 1377 miles (Seattle - Los Angeles, California).
Empire Builder 27-28 national relation 1809794 Complete; rough public_transport v1. The relation is said to be so big it is hard to work with (>2500 members). 2257 miles (Chicago - Spokane - Seattle - Portland, Oregon)

Colors are passenger=national Amtrak routes = royal blue, passenger=international Amtrak Cascades route = a certain shade of green to reflect livery and branding.

TriMet / Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TMTC)

TriMet rail relations are also maintained at Portland, Oregon/Transit Route Relations#TriMet Routes.

MAX Light Rail

Service Line Route Relation operator=* Status
Red Line: Beaverton Transit Center -> Portland International Airport Light Rail relation 4565864 TriMet Complete; public_transport v2.
Red Line: Portland International Airport -> Beaverton Transit Center Light Rail relation 4565865 TriMet Complete; public_transport v2.
Blue Line: Hillsboro -> Gresham Light Rail relation 4565764 TriMet Complete; public_transport v2.
Blue Line: Gresham -> Hillsboro Light Rail relation 4565763 TriMet Complete; public_transport v2.
Green Line: Portland -> Clackamas Town Center Light Rail relation 4566251 TriMet Complete; public_transport v2.
Green Line: Clackamas Town Center -> Portland Light Rail relation 4566250 TriMet Complete; public_transport v2.
Yellow Line: Portland -> Expo Center Light Rail relation 4566519 TriMet Complete; public_transport v2.
Yellow Line: Expo Center -> Portland Light Rail relation 4566518 TriMet Complete; public_transport v2.
Orange Line: Portland -> Milwaukie Light Rail relation 5543449 TriMet Complete; public_transport v2.
Orange Line: Milwaukie -> Portland Light Rail relation 5543448 TriMet Complete; public_transport v2.

Portland Streetcar

Service Line Route Relation operator=* Status
NS Line: South Waterfront -> Northwest 23rd & Marshall Tram relation 4566682 TriMet Mostly complete; public_transport v2. Some platforms are missing and may not reflect recent stop closures.
NS Line: Northwest 23rd & Marshall -> South Waterfront Tram relation 4566681 TriMet Mostly complete; public_transport v2. Some platforms are missing and may not reflect recent stop closures.
A Loop (clockwise) Tram relation 4566680 TriMet Mostly complete; public_transport v2. Some platforms are missing and may not reflect recent stop closures.
B Loop (counter-clockwise) Tram relation 4566679 TriMet Mostly complete; public_transport v2. Some platforms are missing and may not reflect recent stop closures.

WES Commuter Rail

Service Line Route Relation operator=* Status
Westside Express Service: Wilsonville -> Beaverton Train relation 73306 TriMet Complete; public transport v2
Westside Express Service: Beaverton -> Wilsonville Train relation 8313439 TriMet Complete; public transport v2

Tourism, heritage and historic trains

Tag the route=train instances (but not the route=railway instances) of these with service=tourism.

Astoria Riverfront Trolley

Service Line Reporting Mark Route Relation Status
Astoria Riverfront Trolley ???? Tram Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Incomplete (currently tagged as railway=light_rail, should be railway=tram. also add electrified=no)

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

Service Line Reporting Mark Route Relation Status
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad ???? Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Incomplete

Willamette Shore Trolley

Service Line Reporting Mark Route Relation Status
Willamette Shore Trolley ???? Tram Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Incomplete

Yards

It would be very kind for more OSM volunteers to continue to build up this statewide "Yards" table (stub) with status on every single Oregon rail yard. It is incomplete as there are more rail yards in Oregon than the ones listed right now.

Name Railroad Area Subdivision(s) Served TIGER Review Status
Albina UP Portland ??? Unknown Unknown
Brooklyn UP Portland Brooklyn Unknown Unknown
East Portland OPR Portland East Portland Unknown Unknown
Elmonica TMTC Portland Unknown Unknown
Hinkle UP Hermiston Ayers, La Grade, Portland Unknown Unknown
Lake BNSF Portland Fallbridge Unknown Unknown
Portland Streetcar TMTC Portland Unknown Unknown
Ruby Junction TMTC Portland Yard grounds look very detailed Appears complete

Railtrails and "Transitways"

A railtrail uses a former railroad right-of-way (ROW) for equestrian, bicycle or hiking paths, preserving the ROW for possible future re-use as a railway while providing a useful service in the meantime. These are often tagged highway=cycleway or highway=footway depending on whether they prefer or allow bicycle or pedestrian traffic. It is OK to tag both railway=abandoned and highway=cycleway if it is the case that an abandoned railway became a railtrail (for bicycle use, for example). The Railbanking process was formed to support the creation of rail trails and for the possible future re-use as a railway.

There are entries in the Abandoned tables (below) which contain significant segments of railtrail (usually ped/bike). It can be a bit of a coin-toss whether they should be here or there. They may be found in both if the entirety of the right of way is not being used for trail.

These tables are incomplete. If you find a line (relation link, Review Status...) that needs to be added, updated or improved, please do so!

Name Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Banks-Vernonia State Trail relation 1157368 Banks - Vernonia Imported from RLIS import Might need a double-check. At-grade crossing at OR 47 deviates from original ROW; a damaged bridge formerly used by trains is nearby.
Springwater Corridor relation 1868945 Sellwood - Boring Imported from RLIS import Might need a double-check

Disused lines

Lines, expressed as route=railway relations, that don't have regular traffic but with all infrastructure in place. Tracks are tagged railway=disused.

This table is believed to be only partially complete. If you find a line (relation link, Review Status...) that needs to be added, updated or improved, please do so!

Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad (POTB)

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad Southern Pacific (SP) Lua error in Module:Element at line 60: Given relation id parameter is not a number. Banks - Tillamook Unknown

Abandoned lines

Former railroad lines, whether still visible on the ground or not, correctly expressed as route=railway relations. Ways are usually tagged railway=abandoned or rarely, railway=razed.

There are entries in the Railtrail and "Transitway" table (above) which contain significant segments of abandoned rail. It can be a bit of a coin-toss whether they should be here or there.

These tables are incomplete. If you find a line (relation link, Review Status...) that needs to be added, updated or improved, please do so!