Tourist & Museum Railways in
3 ft gauge Schenectady Mikado #19 built for the original Sumpter Valley Railroad
at work on the present day Sumpter Valley Railway tourist line.
- Eagle Cap
Excursion Train Elgin to Minam. Standard gauge, diesel hauled.
Operates a few Saturdays each month from June to October.
& Western Railroad 7½ in (190 mm) gauge miniature railway in
Chiloquin. Mainly steam hauled. Open to the public Saturdays from late
May to early September
- Medford Railroad Park in Medford has a 7½ in
(190 mm) gauge miniature railway. Mainly steam hauled. Open to the
public two Sundays each month from April to October.
- Mount Hood
Railroad Hood River to Odell. Standard gauge, diesel hauled.
Operates most weekends and many weekdays, April to December. Inclusive
dining trains operate at certain times
Coast Scenic Railroad Garibaldi to Rockaway Beach, about 5 miles
Standard gauge, diesel hauled. Passengers may board at either terminus.
Operates typically one or two days each month from May to October and
in December. Dining trains operate at certain times. Also occasional
services from Garibaldi to Wheeler. Oregon Coast Scenic holds a lease
on the entire line from Tillamook via Garibaldi, Wheeler and Salmonberry
to Enright, a total distance of about 44 miles (71 km). All except
4 miles (7 km) between Salmonberry and Enright is cleared for operation.
No plans have been announced for an extended tourist train service,
but occasional charter specials operate the full length of the line.
- Oregon Electric
Railway Historical Society
two separate standard gauge historic electric tram (trolley) operations:
- Oregon Electric Railway Museum at Brooks. Line about 1 mile
(1.6 km) in length. Operates weekends from April to October
- Willamette Shore Trolley Lake Oswego to Riverwood, about
5 miles (8 km). Operates weekends and some weekdays until September,
Saturdays in October.
- Phoenix & Holly Railroad 15 in (381 mm) gauge
miniature railway almost ¾ mile (1.1 km) in length in Canby. Operates
weekends and holidays from May to December, daily in October.
Train Rides Oaks Station, Portland (near Oaks Amusement Park)
to the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, about 2½
miles (4 km) on the lines of Oregon Pacific Railroad. Passengers may
board at either terminus. Diesel hauled. Operates Saturdays from
January to November.
- Riverfront Trolley
historic tram (trolley) on a 3 mile (5 km) route in Astoria. Electric
tram powered by diesel generator trailer. Operates Fridays to Sundays,
May to November, daily in July and August.
- Santiam Excursion Trains
Lebanon to Sweet Home, about 17 miles (27 km) on the tracks of
Albany & Eastern. Steam or diesel Hauled. Operates typically two
Sundays each month and a few other days from May to November.
- Shady Dell Pacific
Railroad 7½ in (190 mm) gauge miniature railway almost ¾ mile
(1.1 km) in length in Molalla. Mainly steam hauled. Open to the public
Sundays from May to October
- Sumpter Valley Railroad McEwen to Sumpter, about
5 miles (8 km). 3 ft (914 mm) gauge, usually steam hauled. Passengers
may board at either terminus. Operates weekends late June to late
September, also various other dates from May to December.
- Washington Park & Zoo Railway 2 ft 6 in (762 mm)
gauge miniature railway in Oregon Zoo, Portland. Length of line about
¼ mile (400 m). with, about 2 miles (3 km). Passengers may
board at either terminus. Usually diesel hauled, supplemented by a
steam locomotive at busy times and on special occasions. Operates
daily, subject to weather conditions. A further 2 miles (3 km) of
line connecting the Zoo with the Rose Test Garden in Washington Park
has been out of use since 2013, although several attempts have been
made to reopen it.
Photo Image © 1998 Brian Fritz