A View Of Medford’s Railroad Park

If you’re heading out of Medford Oregon in a northerly direction on Riverside Ave(which becomes 99 N), you will come to a sign that reads Table Rock Road.  Get in the far right lane, and you’ve positioned yourself for an adventure.  That is, assuming that it is the second or fourth Sunday of the month, and that it is between 11A.M. and 3P.M. and that the month is within May-October.  Let’s assume all the above, and turn right on to Table Rock Road. You don’t have to go far until you see a road on the right with a fire station.  Turn right, and park in the second parking lot (unless you have a yen for putting out fires, because the first lot goes to a fire station), and you’re at the entrance to Medford’s Railroad Park.  You may have some difficulty finding parking, since this site is free and attracts families of all sizes.  Railroad Park offers a train ride on small cars(adults watch your balance!) that lasts about ten minutes.  The ride is a great way to get a panoramic view of the park, since you pass classic trains, a telegraph station, the museum, and the mini-trains that pass near waterfalls, over bridges, and through secluded mini-villages.  If you have children(and even if you don’t), please drop by and enjoy an afternoon of fun, history, and delight.  I’ve posted several photos below to give you a better view of Medford’s Railroad Park.

entrance to Medford Railroad Park

Entrance to Medford Railroad Park

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About Robert M. Weiss
From an early age, I've taken great pleasure in reading. Also, I learned to play my 78 player when I was quite young, and enjoyed listening to musicals and classical music. I remember sitting on the floor, and following the text and pictures of record readers, which were popular in the 1940s and 50s. My favorites were the Bozo and Disney albums. I also enjoyed watching the slow spinning of 16s as they spun out tales of adventure. I have always been attracted by rivers, and I love to sit on a boulder with my feet in the water, gazing into the mysteries of swirling currents. I especially like inner tubing on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. Since my early youth, I've been interested in collecting minerals, which have taught me about the wonderful possibilities in colors and forms. Sometimes I try to imagine what the ancient Greeks must have felt when they began to discover physical laws in nature. I also remember that I had a special passion for numbers, and used to construct them out of stones. After teaching Russian for several years, I became a writer, interviewer, editor, and translator. I continue to delight in form, and am a problem solver at heart.

4 Responses to A View Of Medford’s Railroad Park

  1. rommel says:

    Hello there King Kong. You ain’t going to destroy that little village, don’t yah? 😀

  2. Great pictures! Beautiful place!

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