"Unless there was a railroad going there, there was no there, there"
-Taking great license with Gertrude Stein's
famous quip about her hometown
Click on the arrows to watch the progress of Oregon's common-carrier railroads.
The great untold story in Oregon's railroad history is the 6,000 miles of private railroads that were used to log the state's virgin forests. As the Oregon Historical Railroads Project expands we'll see the impact private railroads had on the landscape and the socialization that brought us well into the 20th century.
OHRP Pilot Project Results
Click on the right or left arrows to see familiar landmarks in perspective
OHRP Pilot Project Area
- Yellow lines depict logging railroads
- Light green line is highway 26
- Dark green lines denote active common-carrier lines
Click on the right or left arrows to see examples of railroad entries and points-of-interest entries in the project’s database