AgentSkelly wrote:I remember when Washington County LUT had a rather interesting idea to run the train actually to terminate in Forest Grove so that it could "extend" MAX to Forest Grove.Well, the rebuild of that track probably had more to do with the general mayhem in the area of the station during construction. However, that that idea was suggested by LU&T folks in that time frame doesn't surprise me at all. There's been a lot of ambitious scheming surrounding the WES project from day one. It would make an interesting study to see how the project scope ballooned, shrank, ballooned, and shrank again.
The idea of the train terminating in Hillsboro actually was thought of when Downtown Hillsboro was ripped up for MAX work at Hatfield center; you will notice that the P&W tracks were re-done on Adams St which goes right next to the western terminus for MAX.
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