January 2016

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. Current operations are focusing on track and bridge inspections, which are annual activities conducted prior to our new season of operations. The engine is “winterized”, and we are expecting a new member to our equipment roster, a diesel locomotive acquired from The U.S. Navy, formerly used in switching operations at the naval facility near Bremerton, WA.

Our new season begins 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 will be Mother’s Day, where we will run both a brunch and dinner train. This is a very popular train combination so don’t wait to make your reservations for either of these trains. The Chehalis River Valley is especially beautiful in the spring, and sharing the day with the “mother” in your life is a great excuse to ride the train and enjoy a “Mother’s Day” meal.

The regular train season begins on May 28 with our Milburn and Ruth train runs.

As always we have Dinner trains and Murder Mystery Trains scheduled, 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.