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Powerland Heritage Park Project

WRPS has been working closely with the various Powerland Heritage Park Boards to become the 15th museum on the property, located near Brooks OR. We will be on the grounds of the Pacific Northwest...

D&RG Boxcar #3010

Boxcar #3010 was Built by American Car and Foundry in St. Louis in 1904 and delivered to the Denver & Rio Grande that year. The D&RGW retired the car in 1970 and it was purchased...

C D Meyers Railroad Collection

In early 2018, Western Railway Preservation Society (WRPS) got involved with the heirs to the C D Meyers property and 3 foot gauge railroad. In order to sell the property located near Dallas OR,...

H M Wall Railroad Collection

The Sumpter Valley Railroad Restoration (SVRR) group in based Sumpter OR was approached by Mr. Wall about his private 3 foot gauge Bearsview Express Steam Railroad in 2013. He was getting ready to move...

West Side Lumber Company Tank Car #5

This 3100 gallon tank car started it’s life in the late 1800’s on the Nevada-California-Oregon narrow gauge railroad. It’s unusual-shaped tank earned it the nickname of the ‘coffin’ tank – why this shape was...

White Pass and Yukon Side Dump Car 864

This car was recently obtained in a trade for the D&RG outfit car 04951, that will be going home to Colorado. One of several cars obtained by the Sumpter Valley Railroad Restoration (SVRR) group...

West Side Lumber Co. Flat Cars

In early 2011, the Alder Gulch tourist railroad in Virginia City MT listed a large amount of equipment surplus and was offered as scrap bids. In the list were 4 obscure West Side Lumber...

West Side Lumber Co. Short Caboose #3

The West Side Lumber Co.’s carpenter shop was very prolific, rebuilding hundreds of flat and skeleton cars, and producing several unique rail cars over the decades. The short #3 caboose and it’s sister #4...

SVRy Tank Car #99 Rebuild

One of the most colorful narrow gauge tank cars in the United States ran on the Sumpter Valley Railway, based in Baker City OR. Tank car #99 was made up of a leased _____...