We thank all of you for your help in putting a warm and dry roof over the heads of the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation and her sister partners. With that accomplished, it’s time to look forward. Our mission is to provide for the preservation and public enjoyment of Portland’s historic locomotives, railroad equipment, and artifacts; more »
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 more »
THE REAL SANTA IS ON THE TRAIN By Ken Byers In December 2015, my grandson visited a mall Santa to deliver his most important message of the year: what he wanted for Christmas. As he left the mall with my daughter, he stopped and said, “Oh, no! I’ve changed my mind!” He shrugged it more »
The American Freedom Train, an integral part of America’s 200th birthday party, circled the country in 1976 touching all lower forty-eight states. The workhorse steam engine was the Daylight 4449, pulling the long train filled with Americana, going everywhere but New England. On the older tracks with smaller clearances found there, a slightly smaller steam engine was used. Which one? more »
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