Rob and Austin have been photographing the northwestern railroads for some time. Take a look at their Western Rails site for some really nice shots.
Some of our members are also members of Train Mountain, a Central Oregon 1½ " railroad phenomenon (http://www.trainmountain.org). Visitors are able to enjoy rides on weekends through its affiliate, the Klamath and Western Railroad. See http://www.knwrr.org.
The Pacific Northwest Live Steamers at Molalla, Oregon runs some heavy iron (http://www.pnls.org).
If you get to Medford be sure to checkout the Southern Oregon Live Steamers. www.southernoregonlivesteamers.com/
The online buy and sell site, Discover Live Steam, is the top source if you are interested in purchasing an 1 1/2 scale train. discoverlivesteam.com
For a narrow gauge experience, visit the Sumpter Valley Railway near Baker City, Oregon (http://www.svry.com).
4449, the SP GS-4 4-8-4 steam engine, occasionally comes to Bend with a string of cars , drawing spectators and passengers from all over. For the latest on the care and feeding of 4449, see http://www.4449.com and http://www.orhf.org.