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Step Back in Time... To the Time of the Trolley!

Trolley  Status

Closed for the Winter
Trolleys return
in May 2016


The Oregon Electric Railway Museum is owned and operated by the Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society (OERHS). The Museum is run by volunteers of the Society. In the museum's collection there are a variety of trolleys and traction equipment.

A visit to the museum on summer weekends includes a ride on one of our trolleys on 1 mile of track, a visit to our Interpretive Center in a replica Southern Pacific Railroad Station. Also be sure to stroll through our carbarn where our fleet of trolleys are stored on display.



The Museum moved from its original location at Trolley Park in Glenwood, Oregon to Brooks, Oregon in 1996. The new museum has been expanding ever since. The new museum had to be built from scratch. Since 1996 we have built well over a mile of track with overhead wire and yard leads, a carbarn with 4 tracks, and an Interpretive Center called Hopmere Station.

Hopmere Station is based on plans of a Southern Pacific Railroad Depot. It is a two story station with a single level attached freight house. For the museum, the downstairs serves as our library, ticket counter and gift shop. The freight house will eventually contain interpretive exhibits about the history of electric railways and streetcars, particularly in Oregon. The upstairs will service as a private quarters for a museum caretaker

Regular Trolley operation occurs on weekends from Memorial Day thru the end of September.


Every year during the last weekend in July, first weekend in August, Powerland has the Great Oregon Steam-up. This is a large show that often attracts 10,000 people per weekend. There are tractor pulls, Steam tractor parades, log mill operations, threshing and haying demonstrations, miniature railroad rides, and streetcar rides giving by the Museum.

To learn more about Powerland or the museum contact Mark Kavanagh, he is the OERHS Secretary and Webmaster and would be happy to help.

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We need more help, both physical and financial to support and expand our museum. The society has received many grants and donations over the past years, which has helped tremendously, but as usual, more help is required. Please consider joining and or donating to the OERHS. We are a non-profit organization. There is a Membership/ Donation form On-Line. Please print it out and send it in! Or donate via PayPal.

Are you interested in working on streetcars or building a right of way? Then you have come to the right place. Come join our track crews or restoration artists. Work parties are at Brooks nearly every Saturday rain or shine (in Oregon that means rain) from about 10:00am to dusk. For more about our volunteer activities, click here

The location of the museum is Brooks, Oregon. This is just west of the I-5 freeway exit for Brooks. Click here for directions It is located on the grounds of the Antique Powerland Museum. For further info on Powerland and it other member museums follow the link to Powerland


Trolley Museum/Antique Powerland Phone # (503) 393-2424

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