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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Oregon Rail Heritage Center opens its doors - September 24, 2012

 

Nick was proud to join the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation and the Portland community at the grand opening of the Oregon Rail Heritage Center on Saturday. 

 

The Center, located at the hub of rail activity on the east side, now houses Portland's historic SP 4449, SP&S 700 and OR&N 197 steam locomotives.  Visitors can tour the decades-old trains, and learn about their storied history. 

 

Over 6,300 visitors enjoyed the inaugural weekend of the Heritage Center.

 

Earlier in the morning, the community also celebrated the grand opening of the Eastside Streetcar - a perfect day to celebrate Portland's rail history and its future.

 

Oregon Rail Heritage Center ready for grand opening Saturday, Sunday

Dana Tims in The Oregonian

 

East side streetcar service begins

Jim Redden in the Portland Tribune

 

Eastside Connection

Lee Perlman in the Portland Observer