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Holiday Express Train

Enjoy a 40 minute roundtrip ride through scenic Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge along the Willamette River. Early dusk departures offer a great chance to see the train decorated with lights. Trains are heated and lit. Wear comfortable outdoor clothing. Restrooms and shelter are available on site. Coffee, tea, hot cider and an assortment of delicious cookies will be available at the station! All proceeds go to the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation!

Trains depart from Oaks Park Station located at 7100 Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202
Boarding begins 20 minutes prior to departure; please arrive early.

***SP&S engine #700 will pull ALL Holiday Express trains this year. Former SP Daylight engine #4449 is in the midst of its Federal Railroad Administration mandated fifteen year tear down and inspection. ORHF expects that the #4449 will be ready to participate in Holiday Express 2015.***

Spokane Portland & Seattle 700
Built: 1938         Manufacturer: Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, PA
Length: 111’      Weight 440 tons   Drive Wheel:  77”
Horsepower:  5,000            Boiler Pressure: 260 psi        Fuel: Oil
Donated to PDX: 1958       Volunteer Organization:  Pacific Railroad Preservation Association

Built in 1938 as a 4-8-4 Northern Pacific Class A design, she is close to 111′ long, 10′ wide and almost 17′ tall. With locomotive and tender weighing almost 440 tons and a boiler pressure of 260 psi, her 77″ diameter drivers can apply 5,000 horsepower to the rails and exceed 80 mph. It’s oil fired, and features design specified roller bearings throughout which was quite advanced for the era.

This beautiful example of the latter years of steam locomotive development pulled the famous Empire Builder until that train was dieselized in 1947. She continued to faithfully provide passenger service from Portland up the Columbia River Gorge to Spokane until 1956, and in 1958 the 700 was ultimately placed on permanent display at Oaks Park in SE Portland. Returned to operation in 1990, she is lovingly operated and maintained by the all-volunteer Pacific Railroad Preservation Association.

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