Oregon Eastern Railroad serves Vale-area niche

Wayne DeLong views the Vale-based train operation with pride. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – The rain was just beginning to clear Friday morning as Wayne DeLong, the operations manager for the Oregon Eastern Railroad, watched the big blue locomotive engine roll past the crossing at 12th Street North.

As the locomotive – dubbed an EMD GP7 – sounded its horn, DeLong nodded toward the big . . .

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