Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society

ABOUT the OERHS

The Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society was founded in 1957. The OERHS is an Oregon Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation. It is recognized by the IRS as a Non-For-Profit public benefit Corporation under Section 501(c)3.

The OERHS owns and operates the Oregon Electric Railway Museum, the largest Trolley Museum in the Pacific Northwest. It is conveniently located just off of I-5 in Brooks, Oregon.

The OERHS is under contract to operate the Willamette Shore Trolley. This is a tourist trolley line that runs along the Willamette River between Portland and Lake Oswego for a distance of 6 miles.

The OERHS is a member of

OERHS
3995 Brooklake Road
Brooks, OR 97303
Phone: 971-701-6327

 

OERHS Mission Statement

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.

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 operation, 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.