Here is our latest edition of Talking Steam Trains. Join Ken Byers and Arlen Sheldrake as they discuss a recent visit to the Enginehouse.
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.
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.
ORHF has acquired the last remaining historic element of the Brooklyn Roundhouse – a 100’ turntable built in 1924 by the American Bridge Company. Over the next year, the Foundation will be refurbishing and installing this vintage piece of rail history at our Center on Southeast Water Avenue in Portland.
Track Work at the Enginehouse After all the ties and rail had been sorted at the site, the volunteer track crew started laying track in July. Ballast was laid on the graded ground, followed by ties spaced and more ballast tamped between the ties. Despite temperatures in the 90’s, the crew worked nearly every weekend …