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 See examples of the transportation technology that started out as the symbol of progress, later became considered outdated and now returning to the heart of many of our cities.


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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At 6:30 this evening, the remnants of Portland Traction Company car 1058 was home after sixty years in the Snoqualmie rainforest. Special thanks to the Snowman and B C Towing in Salem, Oregon for their participation in moving the car and to the museum's volunteer crew for the countless hours spent preparing, loading and unloading. The drive alone, with traffic, is nearly 8 hours, round trip. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tomorrow, 11-15-19, volunteers are planning to meet in Snoqualmie, WA. to load the remains of Portland Traction 1058 and move it to the museum.
Volunteers spent four days, earlier this year, removing the rotted body and vestibules, saving the remaining frame and floor structure with all of the control equipment, compressor and brake piping and linkage. The surviving equipment will be rebuilt and used in the restoration of Portland Traction 1067. Trucks and motors are included.
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