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We visit Train Mountain, the largest miniature railroad in the world and meet folks who have made their trains by hand, and families passing down this love of tiny trains to their kids. Take a trip down the Snake and Columbia Rivers aboard one of the tugs that push and navigate the huge barges we often see. And meet a family of foresters and Oregon's last horse logger.

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All Aboard The World's Largest Miniature Railroad

Train Mountain is the world’s largest miniature railroad, with 36 miles of tiny track, weaving through 2,300 acres of forest in remote southern Oregon.

Energy | Renewable energy | Water | Environment | local | Transportation | Economy | Land use | Oregon Field Guide

The Tricky, Terrifying, Tedious Work On A Tug Boat

A trip down the Snake and Columbia Rivers aboard one of the tugs that push barges of grain, wood chips, garbage and other payloads between Lewiston and Vancouver year-round.

Sustainability | Environment | Agriculture | Forestry | Land | Land use | History | Animals | Oregon Field Guide

Horse Logging At The Harmons

Oregon’s last horse logger and a family of foresters look to the future by carrying on a legacy of the past.

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Major Support Provided By:
Carol and Velma Saling Foundation
William K. Blount Family

Additional Support Provided By:
Coit Family Foundation
Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird
Christine and David Vernier
Greenfield/Hartline Habitat Conservation Fund of the Nature Conservancy.

Special thanks for support by:
The Roundhouse Foundation, Barbara Emily Knudsen Charitable Foundation, Bonnie and Peter Reagan, Lee and Marcia Stevenson and Elaine Whitley