Columbia River Gorge Railroads by D. C. Jesse Burkhardt. The Columbia River Gorge is a land of scenic wonder and home to two vital east-west railroad routes. The BNSF and the Union Pacific run dozens of freight trains every day as well as Amtrak passenger trains. In this book photojournalist Mr. Burkhardt has compiled many amazing photos of the exciting rail operations in this major transportation corridor. Each image is featured with a short caption describing location and events. Gorgeous scenery with maps makes this a very interesting volume. Softbound. 95 color pages.