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The Columbia River Gorge is one of the most scenic places in Cascadia. But despite all of that beauty, the area has successfully been a transportation artery for as long as there have been people here. Boat, train, and highway traffic co-exist with nature; sometimes more successfully than others. The train passes through at least hourly throughout the day, and blends nicely into the background. At least this one is not full of hazardous materials. Photo: Taken from the Oregon side of the river near Hood River (the train is Westbound on the Washington side) on 16 June 2007.