Seen from above, a steam locomotive passes between the Pillars of Hercules rock formation along the Columbia River. Trees line the riverbank and rocks and trees are partially submerged in the river close to the shore. There is water lying inland next to the railroad tracks and some trees are partially submerged in the water. In the left foreground is a winding road with some utility poles alongside it. It is a bright, sunny day and in the distance can be seen tree-covered slopes or hillsides.