The Willamette Shore Trolley is looking for volunteer Trolley Operators, Conductors, Station Agents and Mechanics. We will train. See Volunteer Page to learn more, or call 503-697-7436
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The trolley runs from Lake Oswego to Powers Marine Park.
Expect about a 70 min round trip

Current Trolley Status
Trolley Service resumes in
May 2016
To Charter a Trolley or for more information
(503) 697-7436
Volunteer Help Needed

The Willamette Shore Trolley returned to service in 2014. Trolley service utilizes 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 Powers Marine Park from Lake Oswego.

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.

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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