Ho! Ho! Ho! The Holiday Express is back on track!

After a year’s pause due to Covid, the Holiday Express is back on track! Tickets are on sale now. Click here to book your ride today. What to Expect You’ll join Santa Claus and his elves for a magical ride inside vintage rail cars pulled by Portland’s world-famous steam locomotive, the SP 4449. Board at …

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 …

ORHC Updates!

We are open! Oregon Rail Heritage Center is open this weekend, November 7-8, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Saturday Train Rides This Saturday is the last day this season for the Saturday Train Rides. Click here to purchase tickets. Santa’s Enginehouse – Begins November 26th The Center will be closed November 9-25 while we work …

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 …

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.