Volunteer Spotlight – Linda Johnston

It began with a train ride on Mother’s Day in 2022. Linda’s visit to the Enginehouse prompted her to inquire about volunteering here. She was fast-tracked through the volunteer process and is now one of our valued greeters. A lover of trains her entire life, Linda is delighted to have seen the Freedom Train in …

Volunteer Spotlight – John Pohlpeter

John Pohlpeter can be seen at the Enginehouse most Wednesdays, and many other days as well. A fireman on the SP 4449 crew, John also works on the Polson #2 during Holiday Express. He is passionate about the Center and the locomotives and is always one of the first to jump in when help of …

Volunteer Spotlight – Scott Davidson

A life-long lover of trains, Scott Davidson (known as Scotty around here) became a volunteer at ORHC in 2019. Encouraged by his mom, he found it a great way to give back to the community. He loves spending afternoons in the Enginehouse as a docent and says the people—both volunteers and visitors—are the key to …

Volunteer Spotlight – James Jones

James Jones is known around the Center as James, JP, Stealth Docent (he appears regularly—without signing up in advance) and Neon Thunder (for his hi-viz rain gear). James is a Portland area native. He has four brothers, four sisters and is right in the middle as the fourth oldest of the group. Married to Marcie …