Text and Photos by Ken Byers On September 20th at the Doyle McCormack Enginehouse, the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation celebrated its fifth birthday with food and praise. In attendance were Amanda Fritz and Nick Fish, present and past city commissioners for Parks and Recreation respectively, as well as many of the key volunteers that make more »
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 more »
A Evening to Celebrate Portland’s Rich History with Trains. Learn about the Railway Palaces of Portland, Oregon: The Architectural Legacy of Henry Villard presented by Alexander Craghead Wednesday, June 28th at 7 pm In 1883, railroad financier Henry Villard brought Portland and the Pacific Northwest their first transcontinental railroad. Earning a reputation for boldness on more »
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