Portland Union Station
The Portland Union Station is one of the most attractive stations in the nation. You might consider coming to Portland on the AMTRAK Coast Starlight train. That is a beautiful and relaxing ride up from Sacremento. The station is located on the west side of the Willamette River, just south of the Broadway Bridge and just north of the Steel Bridge. A quick and easy TriMet transit to and from the hotel Doubletree Hotel. Read about the station in the Wikipedia article located here
Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation
The ORHF reburbishes and maintains several of the historical locomotives. Many are therefore still in operation today, thanks to their efforts. For example, the Southern Pacific SP #4449, the Daylight, will pull the train to the BBQ in Oaks Park. The ORHF does it work and has a visitor's center located next to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). Visit the ORHF web site here.
The SP #4449
The Southern Pacific #4449 is a special treat to see. It is the engine that pulled the Freedom Train in 1976. It was restored under the leadership of Doyle McCormack, our Banquet Guest Speaker. Visit the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation to see this magnificent locomotive. You can also read about it in the "All Scale Rails" issue #17 of Nov/Dec 2017 by clicking here
Mt Rainier Railroad
This excursion railroad, located in Mineral, WA, just a bit east of Seattle, has been the favorite of many. They have weekly rides scheduled from May through October. Visit their web site here.