Mission and Board

“YPRHS is dedicated to educate the public on the historical and present impact of economic development of the railroad, its people and its machinery in Lincoln County through preservation, interpretation and restoration. “

Alan Holzapfel has been serving as the President of our Historical Society for two years, and has been a member since 2014. Alan is an alumnus of the University of Colorado, where he majored in transportation management. We proudly recognize and thank Alan for his service as a Naval Aviator from 1964 to 1992. Along with his duties as President, Alan is a model railroad enthusiast, favoring pre 1900 HO scale sets.
Allan Preece has dutifully served as the Treasurer for the Historical Society for the past 15 years while also being a member for 20. Allan came to Oregon in 1997 and successfully established a career as a programmer and I.T. professional. Preece diligently keeps our Society “on the tracks” financially but also finds time to pursue his interest in model railroads.  
Bill Bain has been a part of our society since 1993 and is currently serving as the Society’s Secretary. You may recognize his name because Bain also held the title of Newport Mayor from 2005 to 2009! Bain served in the Navy as a Captain from 1960 to 1990 and we thank him for his honorable service for our country. Bain is now a retired property appraiser and an avid HO model railroader.  
Ray Cauduro is our current Vice President and has been a member of our society for two years. Ray is a proud Oregon native and alumnus of Portland State University, and went on to manufacture communications equipment for the traffic industry. Ray is also an active model railroad hobbyist.