Exciting news!: The OERHS is launching 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. This includes training our operators and any charters. Our museum will not open in May, and June will also be impacted. The summer Great Oregon Steamup for 2020 has been canceled due to Oregon Governor’s restrictions for large events through September.

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

 

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Brooks, OR 97303
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Phone: 971-701-6327

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 See examples of the transportation technology that started out as the symbol of progress, later became considered outdated and now returning to the heart of many of our cities.

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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.

 

Looks like the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum outside of Pittsburgh is doing something similar as our Let's Talk Trolleys (oregontrolley.com/lets-talk-trolleys/)Announcing: Trolleyology, a new Zoom series!

First up, Executive Director Scott Becker will present "Wexford: Station, Post Office, Deli, and Back Again" on Tuesday, May 26 at 2:00 pm. Join us to learn more about the 1908 Wexford Station, the route it served, its relocation to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, and its reopening in 2016.

In the coming weeks, PTM staff and volunteers will share programs featuring Pennsylvania transit history topics that you can experience from home. Registration is required but free of charge. Register and learn more here: pa-trolley.org/education/learn/trolleyology/

Direct registration: tinyurl.com/trolleyology1
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Sadly the Great Oregon Steamup has been canceled this year along with all other events at Powerland Heritage Park. Please help support Powerland and the on-site museums, including our trolley museum. It's not too late to donate and make a difference at Powerland Heritage Park. Visit www.antiquepowerland.com/supportdonate to support us today.On behalf of the Antique Powerland Museum Association board, thank you for your participation in events held here at Powerland Heritage Park. Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 crisis and Oregon’s current restrictions on large gatherings and events, we’ve had to make decisions we’ve never had to make before. After thoughtful deliberation the APMA Board of Directors are following the guidelines from the State and the CDC and have cancelled all events at Powerland Heritage Park through September 30, 2020. You are our friends and family and it’s important to us to keep you and all of the museums here on the grounds safe.

Just like you, we were excitedly waiting to celebrate our 50th Great Oregon Steam-Up this year. This is the one event that keeps the doors open and carries us over from year to year. We are working to develop a new way to enjoy the marvelous wonders that we have here on the grounds. Watch our website for new developments to keep us connected until we can gather in person as in the past.

We are grateful for all of your support and look forward to the time when we can gather once again to renew friendships, make new friends, and share the wonders and innovations of mechanical history in motion at Powerland Heritage Park.

Be well, stay safe, and stay healthy!
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