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Rail Sites with Connections to the Chapter and the Railroad Park

 

Groups at the Medford Railroad Park

These Five Groups have a permanent presence at the Park. Each is separately organized and funded with donations and members' dues.

SO Rail
Southern Oregon Railway Historical Society Railroad cars to tour inlcuding an old caboose that's a "learning center" for kids, motor car rides, a museum, the Medco 4 Willamette locomotive under restoration, a speeder shed, a food stand and more.
RVMRC

Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club Featuring the Pacific and Eastern HO railroad from Medford to Klamath Falls. This layout incorporates impeccable trackwork, world-class scenery, an innovative design, fully functional signals and prototypical operation. The Club also has a smaller layout for the kids to run.

Medford Garden Railroaders

This group is building a huge outdoor Garden (G gauge) empire at the Park. It features many intricate bridges, water features, mountains, towns and more. There are separate Thomas the Tank Engine and Harry Potter Hogwarts layouts.

SOLS

Southern Oregon Live Steamers The Live Steamers are the big draw at the Park with their 1 1/2" to the foot scale trains carrying visitors on well over an actual mile of 7 1/2" gauge track. Multiple trains run through tunnels, up and down hills and over bridges. Right next to the trains, there's the "Beanery" (food stand).

Morse Telegraphers

Preserving the original form of railroad (and digital!) communication, this group taps out messages across the Railroad Park for visitors young and old.

Friends of the Railroad Park
Oregon Cultural Trust
The Oregon Cultural Trust partners with over 1,300 cultural nonprofits throughout Oregon, including the Southern Oregon Chapter/NRHS. A gift to one or more of these qualifying nonprofit organizations followed by a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust allows a donor to claim a tax credit.
KADEE
KADEE, the Coupler People, in White City, OR was instrumental in the founding of the Railroad Park and has been a generous supporter in the development of the Park.
Micro-Trains
Micro-Trains, making "The Ultimate in N and Z Scale Model Trains, in Talent, OR, has also been a generous supporter in the development of the Park
Area NRHS Chapters and Related Groups
Pacific Northwest Chapter
The Pacific Northwest Chapter was formed in 1955 in Portland, Oregon and is one of more than 170 local chapters of the NRHS. The National Railway Historical Society was formed in 1935 to preserve and document railroad history.
Yaquina Pacific RR Historical Society
An active NRHS Chapter in Toledo, Oregon.
Timber Heritage Association
The purpose of the Timber Heritage Association is to create awareness and appreciation for the impact of timber, logging and railroads on the settlement and development of Humboldt County, California.

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