Rails are ready for service in this view near Union
Station from a few weeks
before Portland Mall service began. There is a loop in this area for
trains and streetcars not continuing across Steel Bridge. Such traffic
will be coming along the rails switching in from the left. From the
right, Yellow and Green Line trains will arrive, after descending from Steel Bridge.
An Amtrak engine is seen in the background, biding its time. Passenger trains from that location go as far north as Vancouver, British
Columbia, and as far east as Chicago, and south to Los Angeles.