ORHF’s Mission –
To provide for the preservation, operation and public enjoyment of Portland’s historic locomotives, railroad equipment, and artifacts, and to educate the public about Oregon’s rich and diverse railroad history.
Portland’s industrial heritage is entwined with being at the crossroads of many different railroads for over a century. The east-side Brooklyn Yard hosted host one of the last remaining roundhouses with a turntable. Since the Yard was converted to intermodal transport, the City’s three historic steam locomotives and most of the machinery necessary to maintain them was moved to the Oregon Rail Heritage Center. Here we also host a variety of vintage passenger cars, diesel locomotives, and other rolling stock.
The last historic piece of the Brooklyn Yard, a 102′ turntable, is also onsite, waiting to be installed in the front of the Center in 2018. As with nearly all of the pieces at ORHC, it will be operational, turning locomotives, and maybe even giving rides!
This permanent home allows these rail treasures to be enjoyed by all for generations to come.
How To Support ORHF
ORHF is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, allowing you to deduct your donation from taxes. Donations to ORHF, whether it be funds or supplies, are much appreciated and go toward the efforts of maintaining a permanent, publicly-accessible facility for the City of Portland’s locomotives and other historic railroad pieces.
Donations may be made online or by check made payable to “ORHF” and mailed to the P.O. Box address.
Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation
PO Box 42443
Portland, OR 97242
Make a gift to the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation. Then make a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust and claim a 100% Oregon tax credit. It’s that simple. Learn more or donate online at www.culturaltrust.org
City of Portland – Parks & Recreation
Friends of OR&N 197
Friends of SP 4449 Inc.
Northwest Rail Museum
Pacific Northwest Chapter of the NRHS
Pacific Railroad Preservation Association
Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Development
ORHF Officers & Board of Directors
Doyle McCormack, President, representing the Friends of SP 4449
Ed Immel, Vice President, representing the Northwest Rail Museum
Mark Kramer, Treasurer
Keith Fleschner, Secretary, representing the PNWC of NRHS
Pat Tracy, representing Friends of OR&N 197
John Frazee, representing the Pacific Railroad Preservation Assoc.
Sue Pearce, representing the Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Development
Steve Pixley, representing the Portland Parks & Recreation
Bob Melbo, representing the Community-At-Large