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PACIFIC RAILROAD PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED

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The rail museum houses Portland's three historic steam locomotives. We need individuals interested in learning about steam technology and mechanics. These magnificent and majestic locomotives are a wonderful connection to Oregon's railroad history. This is a great opportunity to work and learn alongside veteran railroaders as well as hear some great stories along the way.
The Oregon Rail Heritage Center is an all-volunteer organization located near OMSI and at the end of the Tilikum Bridge Crossing.

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About PACIFIC RAILROAD PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED

Location:

PO BOX 2851, PORTLAND, OR 97208, US

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to the preservation and the safe, professional operation and exhibition of the SP&S 700. We promote safe behavior around railroad property through our relationship with Operation Lifesaver. We are devoted to telling the steam-era story of the SP&S 700.

Description

PRPA is an all volunteer organization. We are housed at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center across from OMSI. The SP&S 700 is a beautiful steam locomotive built in 1938. The 700 served on the Spokane, Portland & Seattle railway through the 1950's. It is currently undergoing the 15 year inspection and renovation process. Our volunteers are mostly retired railroaders or railroad hobbyists. The ORHC was built in 2012 to house all three of Portland's historical steam locomotives and is growing into a significant museum in Portland and the Northwest. Admission is free.

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2250 SE Water AvePortland, OR 97214

(45.50725,-122.66182)
 

SKILLS

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Plumbing
  • Welding

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Variable. The different teams work different schedules and often individuals come in to work on their specific project. Expect to volunteer a minimum of 5 hours per week--some weeks more and some weeks less.
  • Mechanically inclined. Willing to learn. Not afraid of getting dirty on occasion.

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