Catching the Holiday Express

Every holiday season, from Thanksgiving weekend until about a week before Christmas, the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation runs the Holiday Express excursion train. The train runs along the old interurban line that parallels the Springwater Corridor, from the north entrance of the OMSI/Springwater Corridor near SE 4th and Stephens (right south of the rail musum) to Oaks Park on the Willamette River in Sellwood. There are two locomotives that pull it, depending on the year, the Southern Pacific 4449 (the Freedom Train) and the Spokane, Portland and Seattle 700. (Both locomotives live at the rail museum when not in service.) This year the 700 is pulling the excursion train. Sunday December 14 was the last day of operation for the season, so myself and other Mason Hill folk rode down there to check it out!


One thought on “Catching the Holiday Express

  1. Our LRM (local railroad museum) puts a steam locomotive into service during the Fall. Then do Fall Foilage Excursions. I always try to get out and see the steam engine in action at least once.

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