While this video is intended primarily for the German audience, it gives the American and Pacific Northwest rail history buffs a perspective of what is important to our friends in Germany. I found the entire filming crew to be very interested in what we do and how we do it. And as an Oregon native, I developed a greater appreciation for what they filmed in Portland and the Columbia River Gorge.
The term “social distancing” may have been coined by a dedicated train watcher, a railfan with a beach chair in his trunk, bottled water in the cooler, a radio tuned to the railroads’ frequencies, and the prerequisite empty jug for what can only be put off so long. He also knows the routes of the area railroads and even has a good idea as to the schedules.
To Oregon Rail Heritage Center’s treasured family, What strange times we are living through. Though our doors are shuttered for the time being, we’re fortunate to be able to reach out electronically. We hope all of you are safe and healthy at home. Though work on our engines and rail cars has been suspended, we’re …
To help limit the spread of COVID-19, and in the spirit of direction from Oregon’s governor and other leaders, the Oregon Rail Heritage Center will close to the public until further notice starting Saturday, March 14.
Here is our latest edition of Talking Steam Trains. Join Ken Byers and Arlen Sheldrake as they discuss a recent visit to the Enginehouse.