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Trolley service to resume Spring 2014

Call: (503) 697-7436
For more information & reservations

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Welcome Aboard!

The Willamette Shore Trolley is returning to service in the Spring of 2014. Trolley service will be with Vintage Trolley # 514 that formerly operated on the MAX and Portland Streetcar.

Due to Sellwood Bridge construction, the 6-mile line has been cut back to about 1 mile to Riverwood.

The Willamette Shore Trolley has been providing scenic trolley rides on this former Electric Interurban historic rail line from Lake Oswego 1987. It is operated by volunteer members of the Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society (a not-for-profit Oregon Corporation. 501c3).

Ride our authentic vintage trolley car along the shore of the Willamette River. During your journey you'll ride from Lake Oswego through the 1400' Elk Rock Tunnel to the historic neighborhood of Riverwood.

The line was opened for service from Oswego (now Lake Oswego) to Portland on July 4th, 1887 as a narrow gauge steam railroad known as the Portland and Willamette Valley Railroad.



It was later purchased by the Southern Pacific and standard-gauged around the turn of the century.

From 1914 to 1929 the S.P. ran their "Red Electric" interurban trains over the line from Portland to Corvallis.

After passenger service was terminated, freight service continued until the 1980's when the line was purchased by a consortium of government agencies to preserve the right-of-way for future streetcar service.

Willamette Shore Trolley Phone # (503) 697-7436

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