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Nearly all of today’s excursion and museum railroads operate on abandoned rights-of-way. The Sumpter Valley Railway, located 26 miles southwest of Baker City Oregon, on U.S. Highway 7, has a unique characteristic over all of these railroads. We have built the railroad ourselves. Although the road bed and track is mostly on original Sumpter Valley Railway right-of-way, the original track was scrapped in 1947, and nearly all of the original road bed had eroded away. With an all volunteer work force, the SVRy has rebuilt over 7 miles of track, and is still growing.

Fall folliage special: This October 13 and 14, head to the historic gold town of Sumpter, located in Northeast Oregon, to ride a beautiful old steam train through stands of spectacular fall color. Sign up for the Sumpter Valley Railway’s Fall Foliage Photographer’s Special. Don’t worry; you don’t have to be a professional photographer to get great shots here!

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  1. Sumpter Valley Railroad

    written by Grant McOmie on August 29th, 2014

    The beauty of traveling Oregon’s back roads and byways is the unexpected treasure that you may find along the way not just the scenery, but interesting lessons about Oregon’s past. When the whistle blows near Sumpter, Oregon one thing’s…

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