Mother’s Day Dessert Ride

Celebrate Mom! EXPRESS Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation. Robert Heinlein Celebrate all the mothers in your life. Train rides depart from and return to the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, traveling along the scenic Springwater Corridor in the heart of Portland. Your ticket includes a 45-minute train ride, dessert buffet and …

Hop on board! Our Historic Train Ride.

The Oregon Rail Heritage Center and the Oregon Pacific Railroad are partnering to offer weekly train rides along the Springwater. April 16th – Celebrate the return of Spring with our first-ever Easter Bunny Express! Ride through the scenic Springwater Corridor in the heart of Portland! The Easter Bunny and helpers will be on board greeting …

Oregon Pacific Railroad Saturday Rides

The family fun Saturday Train Rides are back – Starting April 23rd Enjoy a scenic 45-minute trip along the east bank of the Willamette River and Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge to Oaks Park, where you are welcome to get off and back on later at no additional cost. Cars include at least one caboose and …

Laurie McCormack’s American Freedom Train Journey

In fall 1974 I was living in small town Conneaut, Ohio, as a newlywed. Doyle McCormack and I had married on August 28, 1971. I was a third-year college student majoring in elementary education when a phone call came to our house requesting that Doyle take on rebuilding the SP 4449 for the bicentennial American …

Ride the OPR on Saturdays!

The Oregon Pacific Railroad Saturday train rides are back! Ride the train from the Oregon Rail Heritage Center and back via the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge along the Willamette River on Saturdays! Beginning on Saturday August 8th train rides provided by Oregon Pacific Railroad will hit the rails again. The train will depart 4 times each Saturday …