Volunteer Spotlight – Neil and Betty Ferris

There aren’t many couples who volunteer together at the Center. We are fortunate to have Neil and Betty Ferris as one of those couples. Their involvement at ORHC began in August of 2012, about one month before the Center opened. Always interested in trains of all types and sizes, they received an email from a …

Volunteer Spotlight – Patty Savage

Patty is a lover of all things transportation! Besides her obvious love of trains, Patty is a huge fan of hot air balloons. Since 1997, she has volunteered for several balloon festivals, helping to launch balloons and take them down. She is happy to ride in the balloon whenever necessary or participate as a member …

Train Time the Documentary

Climb aboard for the biggest adventure on wheels! Showing at OMSI’s Empirical Theater, Stephen Low’s documentary Train Time propels audiences through the rugged beauty and vastness of the American landscape. Join the crew of a giant freight train for an eye-popping, music-infused journey across America, featuring the iconic Southern Pacific 4449 locomotive. Advance tickets are …

Volunteer Spotlight – Linda Johnston

It began with a train ride on Mother’s Day in 2022. Linda’s visit to the Enginehouse prompted her to inquire about volunteering here. She was fast-tracked through the volunteer process and is now one of our valued greeters. A lover of trains her entire life, Linda is delighted to have seen the Freedom Train in …

Volunteer Spotlight – John Pohlpeter

John Pohlpeter can be seen at the Enginehouse most Wednesdays, and many other days as well. A fireman on the SP 4449 crew, John also works on the Polson #2 during Holiday Express. He is passionate about the Center and the locomotives and is always one of the first to jump in when help of …