Going, Going, Gone to a New Home

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Loaded is this truck and flat bed trailer contracted by the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad of Garibaldi Oregon.  The crews below from OCSR and YPRHS spent Friday, 2/17/17 off loading these huge tools which were originally donated to YPRHS in 1993. They once were used to repair and service the steam locomotives in Powers, Oregon and have been kept safe and dry in a box car.  This is but a third of the total 130,000 lbs. brought to Toledo by the then Georgia-Pacific

Trucking company.  The remainder, even larger equipment, has been cared for and sheltered by Rich Cullison in Yachats and at some point will also be moved to a new OCSR facility to be set up for public display under the direction of Scott Wickert.   The original plan was for YPRHS to do just that.  Our thanks to G-P for all their assistance and especially pro forklift driver Mike Blodgett.

The pictures below show some of the equipment while still in the boxcar.  The larger pieces had been placed on pallets when they were loaded back in ’93.  Look closely at the forklift above loaded with five jacks to lift a railcar.  A couple of them weighed upwards of 300 lbs. apiece!  Those railroad workers must have been huge.  We have      been invited by  the crew of the Oregon Coast RR to come up and help with being car hosts once they start their        summer excursion season.  Schedule at (503) 842-7972.


Come See the Trains

Portland & Western
Toledo Depot
(541) 336-2830


Monthly Meeting

Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society
                                                       Friday – November 18th. – 5:30 PM
                                                               Union Hall – Toledo, Oregon
Business will include the presentation of the 2017 slate of Officers, Project Reports, Preparations for Model Train Show.

Announcing the Rededication of the Toledo Town Clock

clockThis 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.

Join us for this special event!
Saturday – 2:00 P.M.- October 8, 2016
On the Dock at the Railroad Heritage Site
Corner of NW 1st. and Butler Bridge Road

Our motorcars

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.


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