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Oregon Pacific Railroad Company
|Unique Views for this Home Page, Since March, 2008
|Special Feature Articles & Photos on the OPR
Last update 2-20-12
OPR Customer Profiles
Last update - 7-24-09
|OPR East Portland Division in Extreme Detail
Last update - 1-25-13
OPR Molalla Branch Division in Extreme Detail
Last update - 1-25-13
|Videos of the OPR & Related Events
Last update - 11-24-09
Photo Pages of Past OPR Sponsered Events
Last update - 11-09-10
|Last Update: May 21, 2013
|OPR News Photo of the Day
|OPR Photo of the Day
|History of the OPR and its Legacy Operations
Last update 9-16-10
History of the Portland Traction Co. & PEPCo
Last update - 5-21-13
Then & Now Photos on the OPR
Last update - 2-7-12
|Photos courtesy of Greg Brown, Rob Jacox collection and Scott Lothes
|Photos courtesy of Kenneth Shattock, Greg Brown
|Some photos courtesy of Scott Lothes and Kyle Weismann-Yee
|OPR CONTACT INFO
|Locomotive Roster of the OPR
Last update 4-10-13
Caboose & Passenger Car Roster of the OPR
Last update - 4-10-13
MoW Roster of the OPR
Last update - 11-27-09
Crew & Volunteer Roster of the OPR
Last update - 9-14-12
|Wonderful Drawing by Mason Parker 5/2011 and donated to the OPR. Click on image for larger view.
View shows the OPR Milwaukie Shops and Yard on the East Portland Branch.
|OPR's Full Time Crew
|Left to right: Craig Samuels, Brian Samuels,
Tim Samuels & Owner Richard Samuels.
|Information on Chartering an OPR Passenger Train
Last update 4-8-13
Information for Location and Film Companies
Last update - 8-14-12
|OPR MAIN PAGE SECTIONS
|The Oregon Pacific Railroad is a family owned and operated
railroad located in the Greater Portland Metro Area. This short
line consists of two divisions; the East Portland Division and
the Molalla Branch Division.
Although primarily a freight railroad, the Oregon Pacific is
famous for its friendly attitude toward rail fans and the public
and has hosted a number of community oriented events,
including public train rides.
The Oregon Pacific Railroad is owned by Richard Samuels
and is primarily operated by him and his sons, Tim, Brian and
Craig Samuels with help from friends, volunteers and others.
OPR crews are trained and experienced in every aspect of
railroading, including rail & equipment construction,
maintenance, fabrication, restoration and train operations.
Richard Samuels has owned and operated this company since
it was formed in 1987, when he first organized it to purchase
the Portland Traction Company Railroad in East Portland.
Common carrier operations began in 1991, when the remains
of the PTC were officially taken over. Richard Samuels later
purchased the Southern Pacific Molalla Branch in 1993 and
the two divisions now comprise the Oregon Pacific Railroad.
2013 marks 22 years for the OPR as a common carrier
railroad and more than 26 years of company operations.
Richard Samuels was able to revive these two railroads with a
sincere dedication to customer service that continues to this
day. The OPR and its employees thank everyone including
our valued customers, railfans and volunteers for their
wonderful support of our unique and rare family owned and
operated shortline railroad company.
|Brian "Bmac" McCamish
Webmaster / OPR Extra Board
|Email the Webmaster
brianmccamish "at" msn.com
|1991 - CELEBRATING 22 YEARS of COMMON CARRIER SERVICE - 2013
|OPR Emergency Contact Number
To Report Cars Blocking Crossings, Track, Equipment, Railcar or Locomotive Damage or Criminal or Suspicious Activity on OPR Property.
Also Emergency Contact for our Rail Customers and our Interchanging Railroad Partners.
OPR Business Office, Accounting Office & Shop
Rail Customers for Normal Business, Media and General Inquiries. Also Inquiries about Special Events, Charters
Train Rentals, Film Locations & OPR Accounting. Please Leave Message if No Answer.
OPR Business Office Fax Number
OPR Business Office Email
rasopr "at" gmail.com
|The OPR is offering charters to groups for birthday parties, weddings, family or friend gatherings or just
general private train rides. These charters begin at Oaks Amusement Park and travel north to near OMSI
and the Oregon Rail Heritage Center Museum. Guests of the OPR can enjoy Oaks Amusement Park, a
picnic along the Willamette River and a tour of the new home of Portland's famous steam locomotives.
For more information, visit our CHARTER's page or call 503-659-5452
|News Archives 2012 Jan-June - 2012 July-Dec
News Archives 2011 Jan-June - 2011 July-Dec
News Archives 2010 News Archives 2009
News Archives 2008
| HIstorical Portland Traction Co. Photos Info Found
Last Update 5-21-13
|OPR 100 putting the privately owned Great
Northern A-26 Business car in the Oregon
|The Oregon Pacific Railroad will be hosting a public train ride event at Oaks Station,
next to Oaks Amusement Park on May 27, 2013 and July 4, 2013.
These events will include public train rides and speeder (motor car) rides on the OPR's East Portland Division between
Oaks Station and East Portland. Tickets will be available on the day of the event at Oaks Station.
Prices are $5 to ride in an open air car or one of two cabooses or in a speeder. $10 to ride in the cab of our locomotive.
Trains will operate from 10am until the evening hours and schedule will be based on demand. Round trip lasts about 40 min.
Stay tuned for more information.