• The Museum with Trolley Operations is open on Saturdays from 11 am – 5 pm & Sundays from Noon – 5 pm. Learn More!
  • Great Oregon Steam-up is July 27/28 and August 3/4 with frequent trolley operation from 10 am until 5 pm 
  • Hops & Vines Tasting Event on Sept. 21. Click here to learn more!

 

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 1890’s thru 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 See examples of the transportation technology that started out as the symbol of progress, later became considered outdated and now returning to the heart of many of our cities.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.

 

Want to learn about Streetcars in Salem?Learn about the electric railway history of Salem with Instructor Mark Kavanagh who is the Secretary for the Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society. Did you know Salem at one time had an extensive streetcar system? One line operated just steps from the Center 50+ building. You could also board an electric interurban train to head to Portland or Eugene right at High and State streets in downtown Salem. If you have stories about the streetcars, please come and share them. ... See MoreSee Less

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It will be a hot one today at Steam-up. Our breezer trolley will keep you cool. So hop on board! ... See MoreSee Less

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It is a bit hot, so we brought out our Breezer Trolley. It is an open car from Sydney, Australia. Come on down and take a ride! ... See MoreSee Less

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