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 …

Podcast: Kim Knox on the Turntable Project

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.