The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society

Upcoming Membership Meetings!

September 19th Membership Meeting

7:30PM, Featured Presentation: The History of the OMSI/Water Street MAX Station Area, by Nick Stewart, Real Property Specialist, Capital Projects & Facilities Division, TriMet.

Nick will present a slideshow of historic photos, maps and newspaper articles that he collected while researching property acquisitions TriMet needed for the Portland Milwaukie Light Rail project. You will see images of the world's largest sawmill which once occupied the site, learn why Water Avenue got its name, find out about Elizabeth Caruthers (Caruthers Street), look at track maps for the PTC East Portland Yard, see construction photos of the original Grand Avenue Viaduct, and find out how the Oregon Rail Heritage Center site is technically a big triangular street. (Rebooked from July).

October 17th Membership Meeting

7:30PM, Featured Presentation: Streamliners at Spencer,

Arlen Sheldrake provides a photographic review of his trip to see this historic 2014 event at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina.

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