Sponsored by Des Chutes Historical Museum and the Oregon Historical Society

“Central Oregon's Railroad History Told By The Relics They Left Behind”

Oregon Encyclopedia History Night

at Old St. Francis

presented by

Martin E. Hansen

Partner, Francis Hansen & Martin LLP

  • 6 pm. doors; 7 p.m. event |
  • Free |
  • All ages welcome

About “Central Oregon's Railroad History Told By The Relics They Left Behind”


This presentation will tell the history of the various railroads that operated in Central Oregon by identifying the many railroad relics that were left behind by these railroads. Many of these relics are in plain sight but often overlooked unless you know what exactly what they are. Local railroad historian Martin E. Hansen will point out where each of these relics are and the story they tell.

Redmond Railway Station

Madras Railroad Bridge


About Oregon Encyclopedia History Night


The Oregon Encyclopedia hosts a series of History Nights in collaboration with McMenamins pubs. Come join us for an enlightening evening of history, served up with food and a pint or two of good beer, and find out more about the history and culture of our state from OE authors. Bring your encyclopedia-worthy Oregon stories to share with the OE Editors-in-Chief.

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About Martin E. Hansen


Martin E. Hansen is a partner at Francis Hansen & Martin LLP in Bend, Oregon.

Mr. Hansen has followed a life-long hobby of railroading. Over the years, Mr. Hansen has developed his skills and training in the area of restoration and operation of steam locomotives. Mr. Hansen holds a Federal Railway Administration Engineer’s License for the operation of locomotives, including steam locomotives on railroads around the west. Mr. Hansen regularly operates a steam locomotive located in Prineville, Oregon, which is owned by the Oregon Historical Society. Additionally, Mr. Hansen serves as a crewmember on the American Freedom Train Engine SP 4449 and a number of other steam locomotive projects around the west.

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