The pages in this first of four Free Rail Zone segments focus on the original MAX route through center
city Portland. Images shown will shift fairly frequently among various
locations along the way. Many
scenes, including this one, present the line along SW and NW 1st Ave.,
the Willamette River with
many historic buildings adjacent or nearby. Numerous other photos show MAX as it progresses generally east-west
through downtown, with each direction of travel passing along a one-way street.
The location here is at SW Oak St., the last station southbound before car #302 will
turn off onto SW Morrison St. into the heart of downtown. Car #211 (an older model) is headed for
Steel Bridge, and then to the long Eastside run out to Gresham.