On the latest Talking Steam Trains podcast, hear architect and project manager for the turntable project, Kim Knox, discuss what lies ahead as the Oregon Rail Heritage Center prepares to break ground on this exciting and crucial next step in the Center’s growth.
At the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, we’re all about steam locomotives. You wouldn’t think boiling water could be that complicated, but when it comes to steam locomotives, it is! This is our first podcast of what will be an ongoing series of discussions with people who maintain steam locomotives and the challenges to do it right (meaning, don’t blow up the boiler).
Presented by the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, the video is a stop action look at what happens when the trains have to be rearranged. The soundtrack features the voices of the Oregon Repertory Singers Youth Choir and the banjo of Paul Drews. This may well be the best two minutes you spend all day.
The Challenges of Steam video presents an in depth look at steam locomotives, their upside and downside, and what led to the conversion to the electric diesel. Presented by Oregon Rail Heritage Center, and featuring the members of the Pacific Railroad Preservation Association, the video is an informative and entertaining thirteen minutes.
Slowly gliding over a 19th-century right-of-way from Elbe to Mineral, the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum carries passengers through forests, and over bridges and trestles, on the mountain’s southwest shoulder.