We are back! The overhaul of #15 is complete, and we had a great Pumpkin Train and The Polar Express™ /Santa Steam Train season this last fall. The depot platform and walkway is newly treated and looks great. Before our season began this year we focused on track and bridge inspections, which are annual activities conducted prior to our regular train schedule. After tie replacement and track/bridge inspections were completed we started our regular passenger train operations. Our “new” diesel locomotive was acquired from The U.S. Navy, formerly used in switching operations at the naval facility near Bremerton, WA.
Our new season started with our Easter Trains in March, operated on March 26 for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. See the page on Easter Trains for more details.
Following that event our next train runs were on Mother’s Day, where we ran both a brunch and dinner train. This is always a very popular train combination. The Chehalis River Valley is especially beautiful in the spring, and sharing the day with the “mother” in your life was a great excuse to ride the train and enjoy a “Mother’s Day” meal.
The regular train season began on May 28 with our Milburn and Ruth train runs.
As always we have Dinner trains and Murder Mystery Trains scheduled, with newly added trains due to demand so please look for those on our web site as well. Come this next fall we will be running our Pumpkin Trains and of course the popular The Polar Express™ along with our Santa Steam Train. Look for more information on those trains as we approach the fall.
Thank you for riding our trains and experiencing a time gone by with real steam engine power and beautiful country around you.