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 Logging Museum, with the ultimate shared goal of running short log trains and demonstrating log loading and unloading techniques. Our mission is to build a 50 by 70 foot restoration and storage building, and a quarter mile loop of 3 foot gauge track with various sidings.
We have been working with the Sumpter Valley Railroad Restoration group out in Sumpter, OR. since our conception. Seasonal heavy snow and lack of storage space for SVRR has become an issue, and this project will help alleviate it.
Adding a building in Powerland will give us the opportunity to restore both groups railroad equipment year-round, and hopefully draw more three-foot gauge visitors and volunteers for both organizations. We will move our West Side Lumber Co. and other equipment to Powerland as the project proceeds.