Yesterday

The Southern Pacific line from Beaverton to St. Joe via Hillsboro was originally projected by Joseph Gaston as the route for his Oregon Central Railroad.  However, it was the Oregon and California Railroad under the direction of Ben Holiday that actually built the line.  

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Today

The work to create a trail from the old rail line first began in the late 1980′s.  Despite wide spread public support the price to purchase from Union Pacific was too high.

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Tomorrow

The Yamhelas Westsider Trail will be a multi-use trail connecting urban neighborhoods to regional open spaces. It will provide a safe alternate route for children getting to and from school. And, it will provide recreational opportunities including biking, hiking and equestrian.

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