The Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society has had a newsletter over much of its long history although with different names and editors. This archive of previous issues provides a wealth of interesting reading of the society's history and electric transit in the Pacific Northwest.

Richard Thompson was editor of The Northwest Electric Railway Review for some 20-years from 1973 to 1993. Richard is digitizing some of the issues he created back then including adding color where he can. Below is the 1988 year of issues. Keep watching as we add more issues.

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Jan - April 1979 Trolley Park News
  • Girder Rail Salvaged
  • Meeting Announcement
  • Annual Banquet Report
  • News from the Trolley Park
  • Streetcars in Eugene: The PE & E
  • Growing Photo Archive
  • Dues Reminder
  • Meeting Reports

May-June 1979 Trolley Park News
  • Five-Year Transportation Improvement Plan
  • President Mason to Take SAE Post
  • OERHS Receives Generous Grants
  • Block Signal Project
  • Doc Griffith Recalls “Streetcar Corner”
  • Tri-Met Light Rail Plan Clears Hurdles
  • Reviews
  • New Superintendent Revamps Trolley Park Operations
  • Record-Setting Events at the Trolley Park

July-August 1979 Trolley Park News
  • Another Wedding Takes Place at the Trolley Park
  • Work at the Park
  • Vanport Flood was a High-Water Mark for Streetcars
  • Work Day to Precede Rescheduled Members’ Day
  • Meeting Notes
  • New Members


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September-October 1979 Trolley Park News
  • Meeting Report
  • Work at the Park
  • Transit News
  • Rail Holiday in Britain
  • October Meeting: The Trolleys of England


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November-December 1979 Trolley Park News
  • Third Australian Tram Arrives in Portland
  • Uniforms and Caps Update
  • Oldtown Trolley Concept Still Alive
  • Toronto Reinvents the Streetcar
  • Meeting Reports
  • Annual Banquet


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