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  • 10 Jun 2023
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Railroad Wars-Central Oregon

Leaders: Leslie Olson, Dick Bryant

Coordinator: Leslie Olson

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Time: 8:30 AM to 3 PM

Registration Opens: 8 AM,  Saturday May 27

Limited to 15 participants

Visit various sites along the route Trout Creek-Mecca Flats-Madras-Metolius-Redmond.  Travel will be on secondary roads as much as possible, starting at Trout creek (north of Madras on 97 by Gateway) and working our way back to Redmond. Learn about the 1910-11 building of two competing railroad lines up the Deschutes River.   

Meet at the Redmond Coffee Company, 3716 SW 21st Pl, Redmond, OR 97756, which is in the old Redmond Depot to start the trip. It has some nice historical information.

Parking is limited at some stops, so we have a 15 participant limit.  If you decide to ride with someone else, you cannot leave your car at the Redmond Depot. You can leave your car at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds close by. The total driving distance is about 80 miles.

There will be some walking involved. If you would like to walk on the old rail grade (now a hiking trail), be sure your shoes are comfortable and close toed. Be aware that these areas have ticks and rattlesnakes.

Bring lunch or purchase along the way in Madras or Metolius. Remember your hat, sunscreen and water.

Mailing address: PO Box 8146 Bend, Oregon 97708-8146

Email: ascoinfomail@gmail.com

"Archaeological Society of Central Oregon" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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