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Willamette Shore Trolley

The Willamette Shore Trolley is an example of a Vintage Trolley operation which is being used to help preserve a key rail right-of-way for future transit use. The seven mile line is owned by a consortium of government agencies and may someday become an extension of the Portland Streetcar. Since 1987, a local railway museum has operated a seasonal three-days-a-week trolley operation using a single car with a tow-behind generator. 

The Willamette Shore Trolley is operated by the Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society. The line takes you on a beautiful journey along the Willamette River in a authentic antique trolley car. Sites along the way are:

  • The 1,396 foot Elk Rock Tunnel. With an "S" curve between its portals, the mid section of the tunnel is in total darkness.
  • Travel over several trestles, including the 686 foot Riverwood Trestle.
  • Tremendous views of the Willamette River.
  • Beautiful homes and mansions line the right of way.
  • The Lake Oswego end of the line has shops and restaurants.
  • The Portland end is a short Streetcar ride to all of downtown Portland attractions.
Phone: 
503.697.7436
Email: 
mark@oerhs.org
Address: 

311 State Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034

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