Eugene‘s citizens took great pleasure in welcoming the Oregon Electric Railway line from Portland on October 15, 1912 (Morning Oregonian, 15 October 1912).
Not since the Hill and Harriman forces invaded Central Oregon has there been a more important event than the opening of the Oregon Electric to Eugene . . . for it marks the passing in the Willamette Valley of the towns without competition in transportation facilities.
Though the A.E. Doyle designed Oregon Electric Station (now a restaurant) was still about two years from completion, a crowd of 25,000 strong greeted the first train.
The interurban line endured until 1933.
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