Historic 1785 Locomotive
"Woodburn is here because the tracks are here.
We are a railroad town in the most fundamental way possible. Our historic downtown is focused on the tracks that run through our center. Every home in town is within earshot of train whistles.
Engine 1785 is part of our historic core, and part of our railroad heritage. Parts of it date from not long after Woodburn was incorporated in 1889. The 1785 has been part of Woodburn’s landscape and heritage since 1957. In the last 35 years, it has undergone gradual but extensive changes that have transformed it into both a museum-quality exhibit and a living part of our community’s landscape.
Woodburn proudly displays the 1785 as part of our city logo, and salutes Frank Scheer and the other volunteers who have restored it to life."
Mayor, City of Woodburn