Doyle McCormack

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Doyle McCormack
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McCormack at the opening of the Oregon Rail Heritage Center in 2012
Born Doyle L. McCormack
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United States
Occupation Railroad preservationist, railroad engineer
Years active 1974–present
Sign at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center

Doyle L. McCormack (born June 1943) is a railroad preservationist and engineer.

McCormack is a former locomotive operator who is now the president of the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation,[1][2][3] an organization that is leading the project to build and expand the Oregon Rail Heritage Center (ORHC), a new, permanent home for the steam locomotives owned by the City of Portland. The ORHC opened its first phase in September 2012[4]

McCormack is known for his work on the restoration and operation of Southern Pacific 4449,[2] Delaware & Hudson ALCO PA 18 (preserved as Nickel Plate Road 190), as well as other noted vintage steam and diesel-electric locomotives.

He first came to Portland in 1974, from Ohio, to help restore SP 4449 to operating condition for use as the American Freedom Train during the U.S. Bicentennial celebrations in 1975–76, and he resettled in Portland in 1978.[2]

Although mainly involved with full-size locomotives, in 1982 McCormack helped restore the Washington Park & Zoo Railway's 5/8-scale steam locomotive, No. 1, the Oregon, to operating condition by fabricating a new solid-steel frame to replace the 1959 locomotive's original frame, which had repeatedly broken.[5]

He appeared in the 1986 film, Tough Guys, as the engineer of the steam locomotive hijacked by Archie Long (played by Kirk Douglas) and Harry Doyle (Burt Lancaster).



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