ABOUT THE MUSEUM
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 over a mile of track with
overhead wire and yard leads, a carbarn with 4 tracks, a powerhouse and
a small depot This is an exciting time for the museum.
The new museum is being
built in 3 phases. The museum completed phase one,
building the car barn and demonstration trolley line with overhead. The
line was operated with
energized overhead in July of 1999. Each year the operating line has grown
to the nearly 1 mile of track is now in operation. Work continues
on extending the right of way. Details are on the
OERM News Page. Regular weekend operations run from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Every year during the last
weekend in July, first weekend in August, WAPI has the
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
WAPI or the museum contact
Kavanagh, he is the OERHS Webmaster and
would be happy to help.
For those interested in other streetcar museums
throughout the world, and of transit information and
railroad items, turn to the Museum's
links Page for help.
Stay tuned to this page,
for as the museum grows, so will this page!
We need more help, both
physical and financial for building the new 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
There is a Membership/Donation form On-Line. Please print it out and send it
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 information on this contact
Bonn, Museum Director. He would be delighted to hear from you.
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
Antique Powerland Museum. For further info on WAPI and it other
member museums follow the link to
Portland Regional Information
information on things to do in the Portland/Salem Metro area see: