The zoo has a new dinosaur exhibit. You must visit personally to
The train travels throught the tunnel before returning to the station.
After the train ride, we visited the roundhouse. The locomitive
warning sign was fabricated by Ken Lauderback. It is remiscent of
a famous sign in Utah were 10 miles of track were laid on one day.
Again from the zoo web site, "Built in
1959 for the Oregon Centennial, the "Oregon" Steamer offers a trip back
to yesteryear. Reminiscent of the 1800s, the locomotive is painted in
bright colors with polished brass trimmings. A glistening brass bell is
mounted on the gleaming boiler jacket between the sand dome and stack.
The locomotive is patterned after the Virginia & Truckee RR "Reno."
It is an oil-burning American 4-4-0 type with a diamond stack and big
headlight featuring hand-painted pictures of Crater Lake on one side
and Mt. Hood on the other."
Again from the handout, "The locomotive has 9"by 12" cylinders, 30"
driving wheels, and operates at a maximum steam pressure of 170
psi. The tender carries 150 gallons of fuel oil and 400 gallons
of water." One the Washington Park line, the Oregon "uses
approximately 80 to 100 gallons of water, and 10 gallons of fuel oil."