Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society



About Us

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.

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Willamette Shore Trolley

Take a fun trolley ride along the Willamette River between Lake Oswego and Portland

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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!

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3995 Brooklake Road, Brooks, OR 97303