We are open again starting May 8th!

The Oregon Rail Heritage Center will be open Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00pm starting May 8th. But….we are a volunteer run organization, and there may be times we do not have enough volunteers to safely open the Center. If we cannot open on a given day, we will post this on the …

Reluctantly, we are cancelling Santa’s Enginehouse

Starting December 3, a new framework for Covid-19 restrictions in Oregon based on infection rates took effect. Multnomah County, and many other counties, are categorized as at Extreme Risk for covid spread. Among many restrictions, museums cannot open. For the past month, the number of new cases in our county has far exceeded the threshold …

The 4449 Pepsi Connection

by Arlen L. Sheldrake Most of us have heard the story of the funding for the American Freedom Train Foundation and how PepsiCo was the first million dollar donor toward the project. That story is true, but there is more to the story. On September 23 Wes Camp posted information about an obituary published September …

New Dates for Santa’s Enginehouse

Concerned about a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases, Oregon’s governor has called for a two-week “freeze” statewide – and a four-week freeze in Portland’s Multnomah County, where Oregon Rail Heritage Center is located. Among new protective measures, in place Nov. 16-Dec. 18, museums will be closed. Consequently, we are changing the dates of Santa’s Enginehouse, …