Willamette Valley Model Railroad

and Operating Museum

3995 Brooklake Road, Salem, OR 97303

Located at Powerland Heritage Park

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The WVMROM was organized in February of 1979 in Salem Oregon and was incorporated as a non profit organization. The mission of the Willamette Valley Model Railroad and Operating Museum, WVMROM, is to educate visitors about the heritage, history and evolution of railroads in Oregon and their effect on the growth of local agriculture and industry using a model railroad layout as one of the tools for providing the education. The WVMROM will support life-long learning and community involvement through activities, to generate interest, fundraising and a sense of camaraderie among its members and visitors.

Visitors are always welcome. Please contact us for an appointment.


Membership opportunities are available on many levels.

December 5, 2020 is our annual Train Show and Swap Meet at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall, OR. Cancelled

December 4, 2021 is our annual Train Show and Swap Meet at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall, OR. 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

$5.00 adults, children under 12, free Tables $30.00 ea.

  • Polk County Fairgrounds

  • Current Projects

    The Willamette Valley Model Railroad and Operating Museum is one of the fifteen organizations located at Powerland Heritage Park in Brooks Oregon. A new visitor entrance building is being built, the "Larry Leek Visitor's Center/Gateway to Powerland." It will house an interpretive center for Powerland Heritage Park museums on campus and a Model Railroad Museum; sponsored by the Willamette Valley Model Railroad Members. The north end of the new building is almost complete. This houses the Willamette Valley Model Railroad Museum.
    An exhibit that is a series of operational realistic miniature representations of the historic Southern Pacific Railroad. The Southern Pacific Railroad paints the backdrop for the history and heritage of the story of Oregon and its "Riches that Ride the Rails". The historical focus is on the Siskiyou line running from Eugene to south of Ashland, Tunnel 13, at the time of transition from steam to diesel engines from 1940s to 1965.
    'N' LAYOUT
    'NTRAK" modules were built in 1991 to display at swap meets, train shows and fairs. These modules were incorporated into a permanant layout that reflects SP railroad operations in the Willamette Valley.
    A snapshot of Oregon’s history and development in model form built by the Willamette Valley Railroad Museum Members


    Contact Information

    Contact address

    P.O. Box 21321 Keizer, OR. 97307-1321

    Meetings are on Wednesday from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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    Last revised: October 2020 .