This post is from our archives. We went here several years ago around 2011. I love trains and this was a great opportunity to go ride one out in the Oregon countryside. Above are some of the trains they were running that day.
First of all, yes, that is my finger. I got better taking pictures later. Second, this is the entrance to the parking area.
A little younger looking then but still a big smile for a train ride on a nice summer day. The train rides are not open regularly. At the time I believe they were open to the public once a month.
And off we go on a 10-15 minute ride around the grounds.
This is a very sophisticated layout with tunnels, bridges, etc. I love the alien above the tunnel entrance.
This property is maintained by a membership group, They rely on donations and volunteers to run these events and they currently are in need of many more volunteers to put these days on for the public.
Note the metal bridge ahead. Very good work. There are various memberships available. Many members bring their own trains out and run them out here.
One of my personal favorites was the character village. If you look close you can see dinosaurs and other various characters in an old western building set. One of the perks of membership seems to be decorating privileges.
If you ever get out this way, look this place up for some interesting history about trains. And if you can catch the right day, hitch a ride.
This was a real treat to ride while seeing some beautiful Oregon countryside.
Note that this is site is not generally open to the public and has several organizations that run various parts. There is the Train Mountain Railroad Museum that contains dozens of actual railcars that you can walk through in addition to the model railroad.
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