Size: 2.75 acres Phase 1 cost: For base building and loan payment to city: $5.8 million
Architect: Hennebery Eddy Architects Contractor: Lorentz Bruun Const. Track Design: HDR Engineering
Building: 19,200 SF (80’ x 240’) 2 tracks for 3 locomotives & 1 car. Drop table. Future phase provisions*
Features: Bays for machining equipment, painting, and each locomotive group. Offices, conference room, public viewing and interpretive area.
Traditional design elements on building exterior will capture the history and essence of everything inside.
Outside: Area for turntable and 5 radiating spurs for car or locomotive display (future phases)
Access: Easy walking distance from Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail, Eastside Streetcar and buses.
Open to Public: Yes. ADA accessible.
*Adding Turntable and 2nd floor interpretive area depend on additional funding
Locomotives Move to OMSI District
Why do they have to move? Union Pacific is expanding their intermodal operations.
When do they have to be out? June 30, 2012. Everything including roundhouse, cars and equipment has to go.
Where will they go? ln the OMSI District next to the Union Pacific Railroad (UP), Oregon Pacific Railroad (OPR), and future Eastside Streetcar and Portland Milwaukie Light Rail stations.
How much land for new facility? On 2.75 acres
When will construction begin? October 2011. Completion date: July 2012.
- We are at the convergence of rail activity with easy access to mainline UP and shortline OPR.
- OMSI District is projected to increase dramatically in tourist opportunities and cultural activities.
- New Light Rail/Street Car/Bus Transit Center is projected to be one of the busiestin TriMet system.
- The new facility will be at the hub of rail activity – the Oregon Pacific (shortline) and Union Pacific (mainline) railroads, and the future Eastside Streetcar and Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail stations. When the facility is ready in 2012, there will be over 100 years of rail travel represented in the district.