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TRAM SideTracked - MAX SW Waterfront Traditional Cache

Hidden : 12/24/2015
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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About SideTracked Caches

This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. Its a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website

This cache does qualify for Disappearing RR Blues Bonus cache

About MAX SW Waterfront Station / MAX Streetcar Junction

I already have a cache about the new Bridge, but being a railfan I really like the complex rail junction on the westside of the bridge (I also have a cache near the eastside junction).

The Portland Streetcar came down to South Waterfront first, although not the way it is now. It was a single track line that ran on the former Willamette Shore Trolley/Southern Pacific private Right-of-Way. Later Moody Street was rebuilt and the Streetcar became double-tracked but in Moody Street.

With the new MAX Orange line, it has changed again. MAX now crosses over the Streetcar line in a flat junction to go over Tilikum Crossing. In addition, a branch of the Streetcar curves off of Moody Street to also head across the bridge. The Streetcar NS line still head to the South Waterfront, and Loop A/B diverge here for the bridge.

The cache is not at the actual junction, but about a block away. You can easily take the streetcar or MAX to find this cache.

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