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Oregon Rail Heritage Center

2250 S.E. Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Interior view of the new enginehouse in January 2013 with the three steam locomotives on public view.

The Oregon Rail Heritage Center (ORHC) is a railway museum in Portland, Oregon. Along with other rolling stock, the museum houses three steam locomotives owned by the City of Portland: Southern Pacific 4449, Spokane, Portland & Seattle 700, and Oregon Railroad & Navigation Co. 197, the first two of which are restored and operable. The operational steam locomotives are occasionally used on excursion trips, including an annual Holiday Express. The museum site is in Southeast Portland, adjacent to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The center opened to the public on September 22, 2012.

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