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

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Become a sponsor

Your help is what keeps us running, as a (501)(c)(3) non-profit organization we rely on supporters like to to keep the history alive.

Become a Supporter

By becoming a sponsor, you help to fund the continued preservation and operation of the railroad’s historic railroad equipment. In addition, supporters are the backbone of our railroad, providing the funds that go into maintaining and keeping up the collection and grounds as well as our many amazing events.

As a thank-you to our members, we provide a series of benefits, including free members’ tickets for excursion rides. Please consider joining today and becoming part of preserving nearly a century of railroad history in Western Washington!

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Sponsor Levels

Locomotive Level


Brakeman Level


Fireman Level


Engineer Level


Conductor Level


*Restrictions apply- see form for details

Thank You to our Sponsors

Our sponsors allow us to continue to provide quality service to Lewis County.

Sponsor FAQ

There is no volunteer time requirement for sponsors

Depending on the sponsor level you have chosen, we will contact you annually to renew your commitment.

You must be 18 years+ to become a financial contributor.

you can join us at any amount you wish, our examples of packages are:

Locomotive- $100-$300

Sponsorships renew annually. We will contact you every year to renew your commitment. 

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There are a number of ways you can help besides becoming a sponsor. We can always use volunteers!:

  • Crew
  • Railroad car and restoration
  • Visitor Experience
  • Events
  • historical preservation
  • Marketing
  • Revenue
  • Finance
  • Strategic planning
  • Maintenance
  • Historical preservation

Anyone can help, there are many positions that require no more skill than helping move items around, and these are some of the most important positions to us. 

Keep the history ALIVE

It takes a team of staff and volunteers to restore and operate our classic steam engine and cars. We can’t grow without your help! Your contribution will help us go “full speed ahead” into growing the amazing historic experiences for our guest and community. 

A sponsor Is not a voting member. As a sponsor there is no obligation to attend meetings, assist at events, work parties, or provides individual service. Sponsors will receive newsletters, membership meeting notifications and minutes.

Important Message:

Greetings to Railfans and Friends of the Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum,

We are pleased to announce the full repair of the track damage sustained in the 2022 flood has been completed. Funds are currently being sought through FEMA and SBA to reimburse the expenses incurred. In the meantime, projects to improve our facilities, track and the safety of our train operations are underway. The renovation of the #15 Steam Locomotive will resume, pending the acquisition of funds.

While our organization remains strong and committed to a return of services, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are currently unable to conduct train rides and event excursions.  We do not have dates as to when we will be able to return to service. All 2023 events and schedules are pending. Thank you for your interest.