Albina Yard


The Albina Yard is a 200-acre (81 ha) rail yard located in the Albina District of Portland, Oregon, currently operated by the Union Pacific Railroad.[1] One of several yards operated by the Union Pacific Railroad in Portland, as of year 2000 the Albina yard processes an average of 1,200 rail cars a day.[2][page needed]

Albina Yard
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Albina Yard as seen from the far north end
LocalePortland, Oregon
TypeRail yard
Operator(s)Union Pacific Railroad
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)

The south end of the train yard features a distinctive brick smokestack that is easily visible when passing over the Fremont Bridge. Originally built in 1887 for Northern Pacific Terminal Company, the smokestack was refurbished in 2008 along with the addition of night lighting.[3]

In 2009, the 50-year-old Union Pacific building adjacent to the yard was dismantled.[4] In 2019, a Union Pacific train derailed in the yard and cracked a support beam of the Going Street bridge overpass.[5]


  1. ^ Portland, Oregon, Cascade Corridor Association (2004). "Industrial Lands Atlas 2004" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 25, 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Solomon, Brian (2000). Union Pacific Railroad. Osceola, Wisconsin: MBI. ISBN 0-7603-0756-3.
  3. ^ Springhetti, Jim; Bales, Michael (April 8, 2009). "50-year-old Union Pacific building is being dismantled – but smokestack stays". OregonLive. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  4. ^ Jim Springhetti, 50-year-old Union Pacific building is being dismantled - but smokestack stays,, 8 April 2009
  5. ^ Union Pacific train derails in Portland's Albina Yard, cracks support beam of overpass,, 7 September 2019

Coordinates: 45°32′54″N 122°41′19″W / 45.54833°N 122.68861°W / 45.54833; -122.68861