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Latest Happenings at the OERHS

2019

  • June
    • OERHS finalized the acquisition of the Brussels Trams collection. Thank you to our donors and to the challenge grant from the 20th Century Electric Railway Foundation. “ (Include a link to the B Trams page for more info)
  • Spring
    • In partnership with Northwest Railway Museum, the OERM is purchasing the controls and running gear from NWRM that we need to restore PRL&P Interurban #1067. OERM volunteers recently prepared the equipment for shipping and are now working to arrange transport. This crucial acquisition project is supported in part by a grant from Travel Oregon and a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.  Thank you! 
  • Winter
    • Thanks to grants from Travel Oregon and Marion Cultural Development Corporation, the OERHS is upgrading our carbarn to allow greater public access. This work includes replacing light fixtures to LEDs, adding additional doors with emergency exit lighting and adding an ADA parking area adjacent to the building.  This projects increases public accessibility, reduces energy costs, improves th condition for volunteers and will enable us to hold events inside the carbarn.”