Ditching the cubicle for a caboose

3 Portland-based companies have moved their offices into old train cars

Three Portland businesses have moved their offices into docked train cars. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Three companies based in Portland are moving their offices into train cars.

Three Portland businesses have moved their offices into docked train cars. (KOIN)
Three Portland businesses have moved their offices into docked train cars. (KOIN)

The newly renovated 1950s trains are docked on permanently closed tracks. So instead of taking the train to the office, the train is the office.

The rail cars are fully functioning as offices, equipped with conference rooms, electricity and WiFi.

Each agency has its own car.

“It’s just a fun place to come in and work,” said Billy Sinkford with Echos Communication. “In the morning when you pull up and you realize you’re going to work in a train car, I don’t know, there’s something, the little kid inside of me that just gets a little bit excited about it but it’s a fun creative space.”

The people who work in the rail cars and their clients are excited about the creative workspace.

“For clients, it’s really really nice,” said Adam Lewis with Foghorn Labs. “They definitely like being able to come to a different place and get in to the brainstorming and whiteboarding and all that good stuff”

“The first time all of our Portland clients came by they were definitely blown away,” Sinkford said. “We told them it was a train car but they didn’t quite expect this so yeah they really dig it.”

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