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Preserving, Educating, & Celebrating

Portland's historic locomotives, railroad equipment, and artifacts.

Explore the Magic

Did you know Portland is the only U.S. city to own two operating steam locomotives? Explore and get up close to these giant marvels of the past.

On Saturdays, starting April 4, 2020, after you’ve taken in the latest exhibit, hop aboard the charming, family-owned Oregon Pacific Railroad passenger train for the short trip down to the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. All aboard!

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The Turntable Project

ORHF has acquired the last remaining historic element of the Brooklyn Roundhouse – a 102’ turntable built in 1924 by the American Bridge Company. Railroads and rail yards have depended on turntables since the early 1900’s to rotate locomotives & railcars from one track to another. Over the next year, the Foundation will be refurbishing and installing this vintage piece of rail history at our Center on Southeast Water Avenue in Portland.


End of summer Fun!

As the sun sets on summer and preparations for the school year begin, join us for a train ride! Saturday, August 20th – 1pm, 2:30pm, and 4pm Bring in your donation for the KGW School Supply Drive and be entered in the raffle. One winner will be chosen per train ride. Click Here for More …


Everybody loves cool treats and train rides!

Join us for a historic train ride this month! Saturday, July 16th – 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm Every ticket includes a 50-minute ride with a complimentary Kona Ice treat. Train rides depart from and return to the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, traveling along the scenic Springwater Corridor in the heart of Portland. Tickets Adults: $28.00 …


Celebrate Dad! Weekend Train Ride

Treat dad to a train ride! Saturday, June 18th – 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm Sunday, June 19th – 1pm and 3pm Train rides depart from and return to the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, traveling along the scenic Springwater Corridor in the heart of Portland. Your ticket includes a 45-minute train ride, complimentary hot dog and …

With your help, ORHF has done wonders.

Your generous donations help keep the Oregon Rail Heritage Center free to everyone. We thank you sincerely and so do all the kids of all ages that love trains.