Let’s Talk Trolleys! 

Let’s Talk Trolleys are a series on virtual presentations about the history of streetcars and Interurbans in Oregon, and about our museum’s trolley collection. This is to help keep us connected while our trolley operations are suspended. The presentations are free to attend (pre-registration is required), donations are appreciated to help the OERHS maintain our historic trolleys.

The Museum will follow any Government advisories based on the COVID19 before starting the 2020 season. Our public trolley operations are suspended until further notice.

We will announce here and on our Facebook page when we will start training and regular trolley service. 

 

3995 Brooklake Road
Brooks, OR 97303
On the grounds of Powerland Heritage Park
Phone: 971-701-6327

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Welcome to the largest Trolley Museum in 
the Pacific Northwest

The Oregon Electric Railway Museum is an operating trolley museum. We feature trolleys and other electric railway equipment from the West Coast as well as from around the world. Our railway equipment collection dates from the 1890s through 1977.


Your Visit to the Museum includes

  • InterpretiveCenter-072614-11An authentic experience of purchasing trolley tickets at our Depot, Hopmere Station. This station, built by the museum, is based on plans of a Southern Pacific train station. It is also out ticket office and gift shop. See our Children’s Trolley!
  • A ride on one of our authentic trolleys from around the world. Our most popular operating car was built in 1913 for Sydney, Australia. The ride is about 2 miles round trip
  • On days that our carbarn is open to the public, you will be welcomed to tour our collection of historicrailway equipment. Some are on static display, others are amid restoration to service. See examples of the transportation technology that started out as the symbol of progress, later became considered outdated and now returning to the heart of many of our cities.

Sydney1187-080209-01Volunteers

The Museum is run all by volunteers, from the restoration of the streetcars to selling tickets to operating the trolley. Consider joining the OERHS and volunteering your time, or consider monetary donations to keep our trolleys running.

 

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Oregon Electric Railway Museum

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Today we moved equipment around for "Cruisin' Thru Powerland" this weekend from 9 to 5 pm. This a drive-thru event. Take a ride through history from the comfort of your own car. Enjoy the sights of Oregon’s early heritage as you’re Cruisin’ Thru a collection of mechanical history. Purchase through Afton Tickets: aftontickets.com/…/buyt…/1440/cruisin-thru-powerland Limited tickets available at the gate

Enjoy seeing our freight motors, double-decker tram, and our Australian tram along the parade route.
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You'll want to join us on July 4th and 5th for a new drive-thru event "Cruisin' Thru Powerland" from 9 am to 5 pm. Take a ride through history from the comfort of your own car. Enjoy the sights of Oregon’s early heritage as you’re Cruisin’ Thru a collection of mechanical history. Purchase through Afton Tickets: aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/1440/cruisin-thru-powerland Limited tickets available at the gate. ... See MoreSee Less

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We just uploaded a video that was produced in 2007 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society (1957-2007). A lot has changed over that time, and more since.https://youtu.be/5c3MYttSwGA ... See MoreSee Less

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