Portland & Western
This double-faced clock was given to the City of Toledo in 2005 to help celebrate the city’s 100th Birthday by the Toledo Rotary Club with help from the Bank of the West. It served as the Main Street timepiece for almost 10 years. Tragedy struck when someone vandalized the clock breaking one face, hands, and neon lighting. it was shrouded for some time. Upon request, the Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society has repaired and restored the clock.
Beginning Saturday, April 2, at 11:00 am we will be fueling up as many of our motorcars and other equipment as we can and performing operating tests. We will be performing these tests on the first Saturday of each month through Labor Day. This activity coordinates nicely with Toledo’s arts community’s First Weekend event. Saturday will also be a general clean-up day for YPRHS members to prepare the museum for summer visitors. Come join us for some fun as you watch these motorcars come to life.
For those of you who were unable to attend the dedication ceremony of the 45 tonner donated by Georgia-Pacific to the YPRHS museum here is the link to YouTube. Many Thanks to those who attended and the video production team from Toledo High School.