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Oregon Zoo Lays Tracks For New Train Route

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

 

Construction on the trestle at the Oregon Zoo

Crews are laying tracks for the new Oregon Zoo railway which is set to open later this year. The railroad will circle a 20 ft. high elevated trestle and is intended to give visitors a better view of the animals, according to zoo officials.

Rerouting the train began after the onset of a major transformation last year that expanded the Elephant Lands habitat and the Condors of the Columbia exhibit. 

As the zoo has transformed, views from the train have been compromised, according to Heidi Rahn, who oversees all the new projects at the zoo. 

“Over the years, as new zoo exhibits were developed, views from the train were given limited consideration. Now we are creating a new train experience with a greater focus on animals,” Rahn said .

The new railway line evolved out of plans for a children's train when the zoo moved to its current site in the late 1950s. 

The Zoo train has been out of commission for nearly a year due to construction.

 

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