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Train Rides

The Chehalis-Centralia Railroad hosts dinners and rides throughout the summer.

Join the weekend excursions every Saturday and Sunday, through August 31, at 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm.

At 5:00 pm each Saturday an extended riverview excursion features the popular Dinner Train, in addition to regular seating. Reserve online. Walkups for regular rides only.

Prices range from $12-$20 depending on excursion. Dinner Train Rides $25 for youth and $55 for Adults. Cab rides are also available. 

Dates:

  • June 15/16
  • June 22/23
  • June 29/30
  • July 6/7
  • July 13/14
  • July 20/21
  • July 27/28
  • August 3/4
  • August 10/11
  • August 17/18
  • August 24/25
  • August 31/September 1
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June 29-September 1, 2019 from 12:00am-12:00am
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The Chehalis-Centralia Steam Train will run its annual Pumpkin Train for two days, multiple times per day Oct. 26 and 27. Experience the beauty of autumn in West Lewis County, grab a pumpkin to take home and enjoy the glorious fall weather and scenic foliage on this 30 minute excursion.  Both closed and open cars are available for this event you won't want the family to miss. All ages 3 and over $15. Kids 2 and under free. Wear your costumes. Kids under 15 years will get to bring home a free pumpkin and treat bag. Free parking and ADA accessible. Ride the open air or closed 1920's vintage coaches into the spectacular Chehalis River Valley. Fun for all ages!

Trains run on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Rides are approximately 30 minutes long and are great for kids age 3 and up! Space is limited, so book your seat on these popular trains by visiting the Steam Train's website, where you can order tickets directly online!

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October 26-27, 2019
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This special trains will run at 1 p.m. and at 5 p.m. May 12 on Mother’s Day, offering a trip in a refurbished 1920’s dining car that provides a vintage dining experience, complete with white linen tablecloths, full china, and impeccable wait staff. Both meals include fresh vegetables, potatoes, and a green salad. The lunch choice of entree includes either roast pork, roast turkey, or swiss steak. The dinner choice of entree includes either prime rib, baked salmon with lemon or chicken cordon bleu. Dessert is included, too! Cost is $44/$55 for adults, and $25 for children 10 and under. For more information, visit the Steam Train website.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 1:00pm
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Word has it that the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum hosts Santa himself on several steam train rides in December, and he greets local kids and their families even while he's gearing up to deliver presents around the world!

Join Kris Kringle himself on the Santa Steam Trains Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 2-3 and 9-10. each day. Each ride lasts 30 minutes and fare is $10 per person; children under 2 ride free but have to sit in an adult's lap.

The Polar Express rides will run weekends from November 24 through December 17. These are some of the most popular rides on the train and for good reason...this features the reading of the book "The Polar Express" during the run to the North Pole. The train will pick up Santa, and then he'll visit everyone along the journey home!

Visit the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum's website for more info and to buy tickets online.

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November 24-December 10, 2017 from 7:30pm-10:00pm
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The 2016 season of the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum’s Steam Train Ride kicks off March 26 with a beautiful ride through springtime scenery and an Easter egg hunt.

Not only is the ride tremendous, but the kids will absolutely love the Easter egg hunt once the train returns to the depot. Different activities will take place for various age groups.

No reservations, but instead seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Trains depart at 11 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for anyone over the age of 3; people 3 and under ride free with an adult.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016 11:00am-5:00pm
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Join the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum for its annual Pumpkin Trains taking place Oct. 31.

Enjoy a picturesque autumn ride with the family along the train line from Chehalis, with a Halloween twist. Each child will receive a goodie bag and will be able to search for their favorite pumpkin.

Be sure to dress up for Halloween, because you just might win a fun prize. Costume contest for ages Ages 4 and under, 5-12, and 13+.

Seating is limited and these special trips sell out. Visit Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum website for details and to purchase tickets. Trains depart at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00am
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Begin your adventure at the "North Pole" where you will climb aboard the Santa Express. Venture through the foothills and forest of Mt. Rainer as you enjoy the displays of the holidays. This ride is very popular so make sure to purchase your tickets in advance as they do sell out.

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November 28-December 21, 2015 from 10:00am-3:30pm
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Join the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad for its annual Pumpkin Express taking place Oct. 24 and 25.

Enjoy a picturesque autumn ride with the family along the train line from Mineral, with a Halloween twist. Each child will receive a pumpkin and time to enjoy carnival games!

Be sure to dress up for Halloween, because you just might win a fun prize.

Seating is limited and these special trips sell out. Visit Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad's website for details and to purchase tickets. Trains depart at 10 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Season: 
October 24-25, 2015 from 10:00am-3:30pm
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