Union Pacific’s Scenic Ayer Subdivision
Empty coal train moves at a brisk pace through gorgeous scenery!
Thanks to the ice age and the floods that followed, the magnificent Palouse River Canyon was carved out after 1000’s of years of erosion.
Union Pacific’s Ayer Subdivision cuts right through rocks and hills making for a spectacular ride in this region of Southeastern Washington State.
The Palouse River flows for over 167 miles and the canyon is over 1000 feet deep in places. The river begins in Northern Idaho and progresses into the southeast region of Washington State through the Palouse region. Hence the name of the river.
Being as how the Palouse River is a tributary of the Snake River, it is considered a part of the Columbia River Basin.
Let us know if you have ever seen this area have taken a train ride through the canyon. We would love to hear about your experience!