New Dates for Santa’s Enginehouse

Concerned about a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases, Oregon’s governor has called for a two-week “freeze” statewide – and a four-week freeze in Portland’s Multnomah County, where Oregon Rail Heritage Center is located. Among new protective measures, in place Nov. 16-Dec. 18, museums will be closed. Consequently, we are changing the dates of Santa’s Enginehouse, …

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 …

COVID-19 Statement

To Oregon Rail Heritage Center’s treasured family, What strange times we are living through. Though our doors are shuttered for the time being, we’re fortunate to be able to reach out electronically. We hope all of you are safe and healthy at home. Though work on our engines and rail cars has been suspended, we’re …

Press Release: Historic Railroad Projects Get New Grants

At its March 2019 meeting, the National Railway Historical Society awarded two grants to projects at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center on SE Water Avenue in Portland. The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation (ORHF) received an $8,000 award towards the refurbishment and installation of a 100’ continuous turntable, the last remaining historic element of the former …

Support the Installation of the Historic Brooklyn Turntable

The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation (ORHF) has acquired the last remaining historic element of the Brooklyn Yard, a 102’ railroad turntable. The turntable, built in 1924 by the American Bridge Company, was originally installed in 1925. Before Union Pacific demolished the Brooklyn Roundhouse in 2012, the company gave this turntable to the Oregon Rail Heritage …