At the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, we’re all about steam locomotives. You wouldn’t think boiling water could be that complicated, but when it comes to steam locomotives, it is! This is our first podcast of what will be an ongoing series of discussions with people who maintain steam locomotives and the challenges to do it right (meaning, don’t blow up the boiler).
Slowly gliding over a 19th-century right-of-way from Elbe to Mineral, the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum carries passengers through forests, and over bridges and trestles, on the mountain’s southwest shoulder.
Essex, Montana. A flag stop on the Empire Builder’s trips back and forth on the northern transcon. Located fifty miles south of the Canadian border, and eight miles west of the Continental Divide at the Marais Pass, Essex is home to the Izaak Walton Inn. The inn is the epitome of what a great railroad …
Tickets for the 2016 Holiday Express are now for sale via the Holiday Express website! Tickets for certain rides tend to go quickly, so take a look at the calendar and book your tickets now for a magical ride with Santa on one of Portland’s most loved holiday traditions. For a little extra inspiration, enjoy this short story, The Real Santa Claus is on the Train, written by author and Holiday Express volunteer Ken Byers.