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Oregon Rail Heritage Center

2250 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
+1 503-233-1156
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Very unique!

Portland is known for its excursion steam engine in the railroad community. This is a great place... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
rm0463
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South Bound Brook, New Jersey
Rail buffs will appreciate this space

The special volunteering their time to this effort are doing good work. Their equipment is great to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DStin0731
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Henderson, Kentucky
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Only working Steam Railroad Museum in Oregon. We have three vintage steam locomotives, machine shop, rail history exhibits, gift shop, and space for birthday parties. 10-mile train rides on Saturdays, Holiday Express train trips in November/December. Home to the American Freedom Train, driven 32,000 miles across America during the Bicentennial. This GS-4 locomotive is the last operating steam locomotive of its kind (Streamliner, created in an art deco motif), and is the most photographed engine in the world.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2250 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
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+1 503-233-1156
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Portland is known for its excursion steam engine in the railroad community. This is a great place to see them on display and being worked on if you have an interest in trains.

Thank rm0463
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The special volunteering their time to this effort are doing good work. Their equipment is great to peruse and the history they have to offer is good,not to mention the hands-on things going on around the edges. It's free (though donations are appreciated) so stop...More

Thank DStin0731
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great look at some amazing locomotives during restoration. The edges of the museum are lined with machine shop equipment to do all kinds of work on these. They are fun to look at now, but I can see that it will be constantly getting better....More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a super area to visit particularly if you have childeren. It was a slower pace & old fashioned train ride. We all though older, enjoyed it.

Thank Rama1004
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Although small, the Oregon Rail Heritage Center is a fascinating museum with steam engines being worked on constantly by volunteers and a history of the Greeks who built the railroad in Oregon. It's a great place to visit with children who are welcome to celebrate...More

Thank patkaloger
Reviewed 1 August 2017

what an amazing place, well lit with clean floors, a huge difference from where it was before! cant wait to see the #700 back on the rails! great place for families kids and adults! get out there and see Americas history!

Thank 5330John
Reviewed 6 July 2017

What a great place to go for young and old alike! For the young it is a real history lesson, one not mentioned in books, but certainly a step back in time for the young and the young at heart. Beautifully restored with loving hands...More

Thank 488Susan44
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Housed inside this center are three steam and one diesel-electric locomotives. One is the world-famous Southern Pacific Daylight steam locomotive. Another is a beautiful example of the FA-1/PA-1 diesel-electric locomotive. Yet another is one of the three most-powerful locomotives in the world. Besides being able...More

Thank coxaloharc
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This place has some real history on display! Some of these bohemoths run, and if you're lucky enough to catch them, in a cloud of steam, you won't soon forget. There are cool interpretive displays and you can tell there are passionate hands at work...More

Thank Jm J
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The staff is very helpful and well educated on the trains themselves, history and easily accessible. The trains are repaired in this location so you can see how they are refurbished. Trains outside to get on. Exhibits always changing. Child's birthday party was being held,...More

Thank Lin C
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prgfitz
8 June 2017|
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Response from prgfitz | Property representative |
Sorry we missed getting back to you. The train rides are open every Saturday on the half-hour between 1:30 & 4:30. We also operate 64 Holiday Express trains over 4 weekends in Nov and Dec. Visit the ORHF website for details... More
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reeny0
13 May 2017|
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Response from prgfitz | Property representative |
Sorry we missed getting back to you. The train rides are open every Saturday on the half-hour between 1:30 & 4:30. We also operate 64 Holiday Express trains over 4 weekends in Nov and Dec. Visit the ORHF website for... More
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Bonnie M
25 June 2015|
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Response from oregongirl12 | Reviewed this property |
The museum is accessible, but I would call about whether they would be willing to take responsibility for the scooter, and whether the train itself is accessible. We did not ride the train - only visited the museum.
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