Willamette Valley Railway WVR #940

Nature of Firm

WVR operates freight service from a connection with UP at Woodburn to Stayton, OR (29.7 miles), with a branch from Geer to East Salem, OR (6.8 miles). Traffic includes lumber, plywood and other forest products, grain, fertilizer, food products and sand. 


The Stayton line was built by the narrow gauge Oregonian Railroad chartered in 1878 and absorbed by SP in 1890. This line was leased from SP, and short line service started February 22, 1993. A portion of the line between Salem and East Salem was abandoned in 1995.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Willamette Valley Railway
P. O. Box 917
McMinnville, OR 97128

Phone 503-474-1892
Fax 503-474-9333
Web Site n/a

David P. Root

Company Affiliation Private
Interchange Points Woodburn, OR
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI