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Growth Opportunity


Mt Hood Railroad was constructed by Oregon Lumber Co. with freight operations to Dee in 1906 and to Parkdale in 1909, primarily to serve the lumber industry and later fruit orchards. Now new freight customers are attracted to the cost savings of rail over trucking and fluid, reliable shipping service.

  • 22 mile short line is located in Hood River, Oregon
  • Interchanges with Union Pacific
  • 60 miles east of Portland via Interstate 84
  • Also approachable from the south via Highway 35

Sidings and spurs allow for car storage of approximately 50 cars on a year-round basis.


There are locations along the line which are currently available for industrial/commercial use. Each locale has a loading dock, allows for site development, and is served by reliable and flexible short line service. In addition, the railroad is seeking grant funds to rehabilitate additional spurs, switches, sidings, and track which will expand freight capability.


This new service is in progress.

Logo - Mt Hood Forest Products Mt Hood Forest Products – Lumber


Juanitas Tortilla Chips – Food
Logo - Carson Carson – Energy (pending)

Logo - The Fruit Company

The Fruit Company – Agriculture (pending)