Oregon Museums, Nature July 14, 2018
Most People Don’t Know There Are Dozens Of Trains Hiding In This Oregon Forest
Did you know that dozens of trains and the world’s longest miniature railroad are hiding in an Oregon Forest? Take a trip to Chiloquin to the Train Mountain Railroad Museum to see them!
There's a train museum tucked away in the forest, and many Oregonians don't even know it's there! The Train Mountain Railroad Museum is located in Chiloquin - a small town just north of Klamath Falls, in the Winema National Forest.
The address of the museum is 36941 S Chiloquin Rd., Chiloquin, OR 97624.
The outdoor museum includes 37 cabooses and more than 64 full-sized rail cars and rolling stock.
Check in at the office and get a map for the self-guided walking tour that takes you past dozens of different train cars. The map gives you information about each, and the tour is available every day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You'll see unique maintenance cars, like this Weyerhauser Snow Spreader, which used various plows and wings to remove snow from train tracks during winter months.
This sleeper car went into service on the California Zephyr in 1948. It offered 10 roomettes and 6 bedrooms and could sleep as many as 22 passengers.
This tank car was built in 1939 and has six compartments that each hold 1,000 gallons of wine!
Some of the train cars have stairs attached, so you can go right iinside for a closer look.
Docents at the museum offer several presentations so you can learn how these trains operated. See a steam engine presentation, learn how switches and signals are used, and find out why cabooses were a vital part of trains in the past.
The biggest draw at the Train Mountain Railroad Museum is the miniature trains. The museum is home to the world's longest miniature railroad!
With 36 miles of track covering 22 acres, this railroad is a sight to behold! Hop aboard one of the trains for a ride through the forest.
Learn more about this unique outdoor museum on its
Does this sound like a summer adventure you’d enjoy? If you have ridden the world’s longest miniature railroad, we’d love to hear about your trip in the comments!
If you’re looking for another amazing Oregon adventure, you should go on
this hike that takes you to not one, but TEN waterfalls!
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