Monthly Archive: January 2016

Oregon Pacific Railroad, Empire of Dreams

Scott Gavin’s definitive book on the Oregon Pacific Railroad, Empire of Dreams, Oregon’s Most Controversial Railroad,  was first published by the Society in January 2016. The first edition sold out in 60 days.  The 2nd. Edition is now ready for sale. Each person who makes a donation to the Historical Society of $100 will receive …

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For those who want to watch the 45 tonner move from Georgia-Pacific to the YPRHS site, the move date is now Monday February 8. The time of the move is still in flux and will be posted here when it is known. The dedication event is scheduled for Saturday February 20 at 2:00 pm. We …

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Elk City, Oregon

Elk City, Oregon about 1907. Basically a ghost town now but back then it was a bustling place. Elk City sits just East up the Yaquina river from Toledo Oregon.

..and then they grow up

YPRHS Gives 1st. Academic Scholarship James Spang, standing at left with Allan Preece at a train show a few years ago, becomes the first recipient of the Paul Beulieu Scholarship Award. Funding for this was created with a spring sale of a large collection of model trains and buildings given to YPRHS when named as …

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Little Engine That Could

The last time this “” came out to play with the public was in 2001 when G-P  painted it and festooned it with a Happy 50th. Birthday banner.  It was parked several days next to the post office and drew much attention from visitors with comments like “Where has this been?” .  Except for two …

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