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WES Rail Car Facts

WES uses self-propelled diesel locomotives

Photo of WES train vehicle

WES Commuter Rail trains were shipped to Portland by freight train from the Colorado Railcar Manufacturing facility in Fort Lupton, Colorado.

The first rail cars for the new WES Commuter Rail line arrived in June 2008 at our maintenance facility in Wilsonville.

Photo of interior of WES rail car
Each WES car can seat up to 80 people with spaces for two mobility devices and two bikes.

WES uses self-propelled diesel locomotives, running on an existing freight train track.

Portland & Western Railroad operates the trains, with an engineer and a conductor on board.