Friends of OR&N 197
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Welcome to the Friends of OR&N 197 webpage
2008 proved to be a busy year for all the volunteers of the OR&N 197. Some of the major accomplishments include:

  • fabrication of new cab
  • new fuel tank enclosure
  • painted the drivers
  • installation of the side rods

    A big THANK YOU to all who volunteered their time, donated materials or money and worked so hard on the OR&N 197 in 2008! None of this would be possible without your efforts, grit, and determination.

    -Friends of OR&N 197
  • Friends of OR&N 197 is an all volunteer organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the former Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company 197 steam locomotive.

    Volunteer Dale Birkholz works preparing the side rods for installation.

    Friends of The OR&N 197 is a member of the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation (ORHF). To learn more about ORHF and how you can help build a new home for the OR&N 197, along with the City of Portland's other steam locomotives, the SP&S 700 and SP 4449, visit the ORHF website.