SP&S 700 Wins New Grant

The SP&S 700 won a significant grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust to help near conclusion of the famous steam locomotive’s boiler rebuild. The 700 is maintained by volunteers from the Pacific Railroad Preservation association. To read more on this significant achievement see sps700.org. Congratulations to all concerned. Keep up with 700 updates by reading …

ORN 197 … Twenty Years Later

Twenty years ago the ORN 197 won its freedom from the outdoor display it sat in for nearly forty years at Oaks Park. In the 1950’s it became advantageous for the railroads to “donate” steam engines that were being retired in favor of diesel power. The railroads faced a bill from the scrap heap or a …