PLEASE NOTE: The Steam Locomotive #15 repairs are underway. No date has yet been set to return the locomotive to service. Our Diesel Engine #6 will pull the train on excursions until such time as our Steam Engine is repaired.

Safety precautions and health guidelines are in place for the benefit of both crew members and our passengers. 

Chehalis Centralia Railroad

Experience Your Destination

Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum

Chehalis-Centralia Railroad is ready to transport you back in time for an experience you will never forget. All aboard for a train ride through the beautiful Lewis County countryside.

Steam Locomotive Repairs

Our beloved steam engine is currently undergoing repairs.
If you would like to help with the cost of maintaining this historical engine, donate here:

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Check out our calendar of events so you don’t miss any opportunity to join the fun!

How to Get Here

We are easy to find and have ample parking available! With just a click you can start your experience.

What to Do

Hiking, swimming, shopping? We have it all! Check out our retail and antique shopping, hiking, and much more!

Where to Stay

Our communities offer an array of amenities for overnight visitors. Continue the experience at one of our fine hotels.

When to Come

We have special train rides in every season. See our seasonal schedules to find out how to prepare for your adventure.

Charter your own event!

Book a private excursion! Our train is the perfect venue for your next event and an excellent opportunity for work retreats, parties and ceremonies. We can accommodate parties of 50-220 people, with add-on options such as dinner service, 2-4 cars, indoor and outdoor seating available. Event packages start at $1000. If you are looking to continue the experience, you may be able to rent the loading platform and rail-yard for your private party. Ask us about our non-profit fundraising rates!

For $500 you have the opportunity to add a private car to a regular weekend ride. 

Contact us for pricing and to learn more about customizing your experience.

* Date and time restrictions may apply


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    Chehalis Valley Coach Ride Excursion
    Twin Oaks Rd
    Mt Rainier Vista
    River View Coach Ride
    Chehalis River View
    Chehalis Depot
    Chehalis Depot
    Tree Farm

    Click on the map below to see view points along the route

    Keep the history ALIVE! We have several opportunities to support the railroad & museum. See where you can help!

    Railroad Membership

    Get hands-on and become a voting member of our incredible team. Not sure where you fit in? There are MANY opportunities to get involved.

    Railroad Sponsor

    Love the cause but lack the time? We could use your support! Become a sponsor and take pride in joining our community in the way you can!

    Railroad Volunteer

    We wouldn't be able to provide our services without our volunteers! Our volunteers are our backbone, help us to keep the history ALIVE.


    As a 501(c)(3) non-profit we rely on the community to help us reach our financial goals and to maintain our mission to deliver experiences for all.

    Important Message:

    Welcome Aboard! We are excited to announce the annual holiday train tickets are now on sale. Please click here for Santa’s Grinchy Christmas Train details and ticket information.

    Due to the 2022 flood, our train ride excursions are currently suspended as the track is out of service. Our event team has pivoted and has planned a fun holiday activity “On the Train — At the Depot.” Santa’s Grinchy Christmas Train will feature visits and photos with The Grinch and Santa Claus.

    We regret that we are unable to host THE POLAR EXPRESS in 2022. Due to ongoing track repairs and circumstances beyond our control, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s POLAR EXPRESS. 

    We continue to work on restoring our steam locomotive. Any donation you can make will be greatly appreciated.

    — Chehalis Centralia Board of Directors