Railroads and locomotives played a pivotal role in the development of the West Coast. The transcontinental railroad connected both coasts of our vast continent and allowed Oregon to grow and develop commercially, culturally and industrially. In order to really understand this area, you need to learn about the railroad, and the most enjoyable way to do it is at the Medford Railroad Park.
There is so much for the family to do and see at this fun and instructive park. The main attractions are the miniature trains that you can ride, affectionately known as “Steamers.” They loop around a mile-long track that winds through the park. The Rogue Valley Model RR Society also holds an open house at the park, where you can see models of many different types of trains. Watch them as they wind their way through a charming world of miniature landscapes. One of the most impressive exhibits at the Medford Railroad Park is the historic railroad equipment. There you will see life-sized, working equipment that was used by the men who made the railroads run many years ago. You can also see a demonstration of Morse code and Morse telegraphy, which helped to unite the East and West coasts.
Where: Located just off Table Rock Rd. The park’s picnic area is open year-round, but the attractions are open 11am to 3pm, the second and fourth Sundays of the month, April through October (google map)
More Info: 541-774-2400 | Tunnel13.com/park.html