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.
Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society
The OERHS was founded in 1957. It first established a trolley museum in Glenwood, Oregon along Hwy-6. The museum moved in 1995 from Glenwood to the grounds of Powerland Heritage Park in Brooks Oregon. The OERHS is a 501(c) 3 Oregon Non-Profit Corporation
The mission of the Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society, Inc., is to preserve the regional heritage of electric railway transportation as a living resource for the benefit of the present and future generations. To fulfill this mission The Society will promote:
- The study of electric railways, their physical equipment, properties and operations, devoting special attention to the electric railways of western Oregon,
- the procurement and preservation of historic electric railway equipment, materials and property, and
- the display, interpretation and operation of surviving historic equipment, materials and properties.
The OERHS operates the Oregon Electric Railway Museum and the Willamette Shore Trolley
Oregon Electric Railway Museum
The museum has a collection of over 30 trolleys from around the world. This includes Oregon, California, England, Belgium, Australia and more.
Willamette Shore Trolley
Take a fun trolley ride along the Willamette River between Lake Oswego and Portland
Run By Volunteers
We are run entirely by volunteers. We have members from all walks of life and experiences. Help us preserve and operate our trolleys!
3995 Brooklake Road, Brooks, OR 97303