The Chehalis-Centralia Railroad invites friends, families and rail fans to make reservations now to join the weekend excursions every Saturday and Sunday, May 25 to August 31st. Trains depart the Chehalis Depot (1101 SW Sylvenus Street, across from the Veterans Memorial Museum) at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm each Saturday and 1:00 and 3:00 on Sunday. The 5:00 pm Saturday excursion features the popular Dinner Train, however, regular seating is also available for the extended run to Ruth, a former rail stop along the old Chehalis Western Train route. Non-dining passengers are encouraged to pack up a boxed lunch and join the fun in the coach or open car. Each train features covered and open-air cars providing seating for up to 250 passengers. Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) is the annual opening of the season. Parking is free and walk-ups are always welcome.
Special rides are featured for Father’s Day on June 16, as well as dinner trains each Saturday and Murder Mystery Trains the last Saturday of each month. On July 6, there will be a special “Magic Train” featuring, Jeff Evans. This event is co-sponsored by the Twin Cities Sertoma Club. This added experience will be the same price as all other Saturday Dinner Trains. This event and more will make the summer a busy place at the local railyard in Chehalis.
A ride on the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad is a pleasant, scenic and relaxing 1-2 hour journey back into history. The excursion through the Chehalis River Valley features coaches from the 1920’s and provide indoor and outside seating. The train ride departs from the Depot located in Chehalis, 1101 SW Sylvenus Street, across from the Veteran’s Memorial Museum. The train excursion operates Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day, with Saturday trips through September. Special holiday events are held throughout the year. The Chehalis-Centralia Railroad hosts the only Dinner trains and Murder Mystery Dinner Trains in the region.
The Chehalis Centralia organization continues to seek volunteers to help with events and maintenance of the grounds and facilities. Anyone interested in joining this unique and exciting venture, please email info@SteamTrainRide.com.
More details about events, charters and regular season runs can be found at www.SteamTrainRide.com.