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 »
Final preparations are underway for the Cascades Daylight excursion along the Columbia and Deschutes Rivers led by Southern Pacific 4449. Departing Portland, OR northbound Saturday morning, June 24, we will cross the Willamette and Columbia Rivers arriving in Vancouver, WA. We then follow the Columbia River eastbound about 110 miles to Wishram, WA where we more »
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