Holiday Express Coming Soon!

Watch for the opening of tickets for the 2016 Holiday Express. When the snowflakes fall on ORHF’s home page it’s time for one of Portland’s premier holiday events. Watch both ORHF’s and Holiday Express’s Facebook pages for all the details. They are great ways to communicate with friends to organize family, friends, and organization train rides.

Laif Kvarsten’s Ride on the Coast Starlight

  Our guest author today is Laif Kvarsten. He is eleven and, as you can tell, an avid railfan. We thank him for his contribution.   Monday, March 21, 2016                                                 11 Coast Starlight Bright neon signs led us to Portland’s Metropolitan Lounge, where sleeping car passengers awaited the arrival of the southbound Coast Starlight. The …

TRAIN TRIPS NUMBER ONE: DURANGO & SILVERTON

No better place to introduce you to the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation’s new feature than with one of America’s most famous train rides: the narrow gauge Durango and Silverton. We rode it in early June and were mesmerized by the beauty of the scenery that can only be seen by train or foot, and the …