“Summer time is the picnic season and Estacada and Cazadero are the Mecca and Medin of picnickers and thousands of other pleasure seekers as well. Estacada is especially attractive because of its beautiful park and fine hotel.
The Estacada and Cazadero train leaves from the east approach of the Morrison Bridge every two hours daily. The distance is 36 miles, and the entire ride is interesting and gives you an excellent idea of the Willamette Valley in the vicinity of Portland.
You are whirled rapidly through a fine suburb and farm country with grain fields, orchards, stock pastures, berry farms, chicken ranches and stretches of forests. The line runs into “new country” where the land is being cleared for new homes.” -- The Oregon Journal - July 18, 1909