I originally posted this on my old website on March 26, 2009.
The Wilsonville station at 9699 SW Barber Street is the southern end of the line.
WES has its own track to the platform here, which ends at the end of the platform. Freight trains use the adjacent through track.
Wilsonville is also the site of the WES maintenance facility, which can be easily viewed from the Wilsonville platform.
There is one of these sculptures of bronze and stainless steel at each of the WES stations. They are called "Interactivators" and this one is the "Wilsonville Interactivator." They were created by Frank Boyden and Brad Rule. The vehicle and the 16 heads can be moved around in the tracks in the tabletop. The five "interactivators" are all similar but are slightly different. Each has a different color scheme and depicts a different animal on the top of the vehicle, and the heads, while representing the same "cast of characters," are slightly different at each station. These photos of the "Wilsonville Interactivator" were taken on January 15, 2009, the first day it was uncovered at the Wilsonville platform.
The following table lists the colors and animals at each of the five "Interactivators."
The following is engraved on each interactivator:
THIS SCULPTURE, A THEATER OF SORTS, EXPLORES HUMAN INTERACTIONS FOUND IN PLACES WHERE PEOPLE COME TOGETHER, SUCH AS THIS TRAIN LINE. THE CAST OF CHARACTERS EXPRESSES VARIOUS TRAITS, GESTURES, STATES OF MIND, EMOTIONS, FEELINGS AND FANTASIES. YOU DECIDE WHO GOES WHERE AND WHAT PATH THEY WILL TAKE. BY ACTIVATING, YOU WILL CREATE NEW SCENARIOS BETWEEN THE CHARACTERS. USE YOUR IMAGINATION, TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS AND HAVE FUN.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
THE FACELESS MASK
Continue to Tualatin Station…