Let’s Talk Trolleys! 

Let’s Talk Trolleys are a series on virtual presentations about the history of streetcars and Interurbans in Oregon, and about our museum’s trolley collection. This is to help keep us connected while our trolley operations are suspended. The presentations are free to attend (pre-registration is required), donations are appreciated to help the OERHS maintain our historic trolleys.

SERVICE ADVISORY IN PLACE:

The WST will follow anY Government advisories based on the COVID19 before starting the 2020 season. At this time our public trolley operations are suspended, including charters.
We will announce here and on our Facebook page when we will start training and regular trolley service. 

 

Willamette Shore Trolley

Take a scenic trolley along the Willamette River

Willamette Shore Trolley at Elk Rock TunnelRide in a Vintage Trolley from Lake Oswego into a dark tunnel and meander through posh neighborhoods.  Soon you will be on a high trestle overlooking the beautiful Willamette River.  Continuing along the river you will pass through Powers Marine Park before ending your journey at the Southwest Portland waterfront district at Bancroft and Moody Streets. It is just a short walk to the Portland Streetcar and Tram.

You will be riding on a historic rail line dating from the late 1800s. The tunnel dates from 1912. At one time electrified interurbans ran on this line from Portland to Oswego and on to Hillsboro, McMinnville, and Corvallis. The Vintage Trolley itself is a replica trolley in the style of Portland’s own Council Crest cars. Two of the original cars can be found at our museum in Brooks. The Vintage Trolleys formerly ran on the MAX Line and Portland Streetcar before coming to the Willamette Shore Trolley.

Learn more about the WST History and our trolleys

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Willamette Shore Trolley
311 N. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Phone: 503-697-7436

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Schedules & Fares WST Trolley

Scheduled Trolley Service runs Saturdays and Sundays thru the end of October

Trolleys run from downtown Lake Oswego to the SW Portland Waterfront at SW Bancroft & Moody streets, just a short walk from the Portland Streetcar Lowell St. stop.

> See our 2020 schedules & Fares 

Events  & ChartersPeople enjoying a ride on the trolley

The WST has special events throughout the year. By far the most popular event is the Christmas Ships runs held in December. 

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Our trolleys are also available for charters for birthdays and other celebrations or activities  

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Come down to Cruisin' thru Powerland today and tomorrow. See everything Powerland has to offer along our 1.25 mile course. There is a fun scavenger hunt for the kids. All from the comfort of your car. $20 per carloadfrom 9am to 5pm. Powerland Heritage Park is just west of I-5 exit 263, north of Salem. ... See MoreSee Less

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You'll want to join us on July 4th and 5th for a new drive-thru event "Cruisin' Thru Powerland" from 9 am to 5 pm. Take a ride through history from the comfort of your own car. Enjoy the sights of Oregon’s early heritage as you’re Cruisin’ Thru a collection of mechanical history. Purchase through Afton Tickets: aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/1440/preview Limited tickets available at the gate.You'll want to join us on July 4th and 5th for a new drive-thru event "Cruisin' Thru Powerland" from 9 am to 5 pm. Take a ride through history from the comfort of your own car. Enjoy the sights of Oregon’s early heritage as you’re Cruisin’ Thru a collection of mechanical history. Purchase through Afton Tickets: aftontickets.com/event/buyticket/1440/cruisin-thru-powerland Limited tickets available at the gate. ... See MoreSee Less

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We just uploaded a video that was produced in 2007 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society (1957-2007). A lot has changed over that time, and more since.https://youtu.be/5c3MYttSwGA ... See MoreSee Less

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