News

New Website

August 18, 2017
Welcome To Our New Website! We’d like to give a big THANK YOU to Visit Tillamook Coast and the Tillamook County Economic Development Council for awarding grant funds that made our new website possible!  Now that we have our newly redesigned website, over time expect to see up-to-date news information, roster list and […]

Garibaldi Station Expansion Project

January 24, 2016
As a former Southern Pacific (SP) line built in 1911 – a year before the Titanic launched and sank, OCSR intends to preserve the railroad’s historical essence by constructing a replica of an SP Depot style no. 11 at the Garibaldi Station. Along side the new Depot will be a matching Office […]

State of Emergency Clean Up

December 15, 2015
As many know, Tillamook County recently suffered one of the worst storms it has ever endured.  Our tracks have suffered damage that will affect our ability to run our tourist train. Throughout the county, there have been many road closures and it has become apparent that in the future, the railroad can […]

Salmonberry Trail Project

January 18, 2014
The Salmonberry Trail local code adoption project was funded by a grant from the Oregon Transporation and Growth Management (TGM) Program. TGM is a joint effort of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation Development (DLCD). The Port of Tillamook Bay (POTB) is managing the code […]

Clearing the Line to Salmonberry

January 18, 2014
We often get questions about what the line looked like in 2012 when we started clearing it on our way up the Nehalem River. In 2012 we started hand clearing brush that ranged from grass patches here and there to alder sapling forests that were physically impossible to walk through. After many […]

Another Milestone in the Restoration of the Famous Skookum

January 6, 2014
Yesterday saw the restoration of one of the West’s most famous steam locomotives get another step closer to completion. The engine is the former Whitney Company 2-4-4-2 “Skookum” built by Baldwin in 1909. She was the first of Baldwin’s logging mallets. The fully restored tender of the Skookum was loaded at the […]