Continued from Southbound.
The Weyerhaeuser Woods Railroad passes under Interstate 5 near the highway's milepost 42. Just on the other side of the freeway, the railroad crosses over the BNSF and goes around Rocky Point. On the right is North Pacific Avenue, which parallels the railroad around Rocky Point and leads into Kelso.
In this picture, the train is approaching the bridge over the BNSF mainline. North Pacific Avenue also crosses the BNSF on a parallel bridge.
The Weyerhaeuser Woods Railroad crosses over the BNSF Railway on a bridge just north of Rocky Point. The bridge is directly in front of the north portal of the BNSF’s Rocky Point Tunnel. Here is a view looking north of BNSF's main line, as we cross right over the north portal of the Rocky Point Tunnel. If you look south from this location, there is no sign of the BNSF railroad, as it is in the tunnel. An interesting location.
The Weyerhaeuser Woods Railroad goes around Rocky Point on a narrow ledge. There is fencing on the hillside to prevent slides.
After going around Rocky Point, the Weyerhaeuser Woods Railroad crosses over North Pacific Avenue, passes a switch which leads to Rocky Point Yard where the Columbia & Cowlitz interchanges with the BNSF, and then begins climbing to the bridge over the Cowlitz River.
Continue Back over the River…