We are open!

The Oregon Rail Heritage Center expects to be open Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. 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 ORHF Facebook …

ORHF Featured in Video by Eisenbahn-Romantik

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.

Coming Alive Trackside by Ken Byers

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.

COVID-19 Statement

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 …