The Gregarious Railfan
Vancouver, WA  98660  (population, 174,826 (2016))                   

GPS:  N 45.62876, W 122.68665   Amtrak Station   map   

Scanner:  BNSF Road, 161.250; BNSF Walbridge Yard (Portland), 161.100;  UP Albina Yard (Portland), 160.680

Railroads:   BNSF Northwest Division, Fallbridge Sub; UP via trackage rights, Amtrak

Description:   Vancouver offers busy BNSF, UP, Amtrak action at the Amtrak Station.  The city is also the gateway
to the famed
Columbia River Gorge via state route 14 which generally parallels the BNSF on the north side of the
Columbia River.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours:   80 prox.

Nearby RR stuff:   Portland OR  

Breakfast:   Joe Brown's Café, 817 Main St,  N 45.62781, W 122.67164

Fast Food:   McDonald's, 2110 E 4th Plain Blvd,  N 45.63855, W 122.64853

Ice Cream:    Dairy Queen, 2707 N, Main St,  N 45.64125, W 122.67081

Pub and Grub:   Low Bar, 809 Washington St,  N 45.62763, W 122.67275; & Lot's More Downtown

Lodging:   Best Western Inn of Vancouver, 11506 NE 3rd St,  N 45.62288, W 122.55428;
Comfort Inn & Suites, 401 E 13th St,  N 45.63102, W 122.66721

TRAINS Article:   February 2018

Visitor's Center:   Vancouver Regional Visitors Information Center, 1501 E Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA