Experience the beautiful Tillamook Coast in a way like no other: riding an historic steam locomotive. Sit back and feel the breeze weave through your hair as the train chugs along Tillamook Bay, revealing breathtaking views of both the bay and the ocean.
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of yesterday as the steam whistle blows and the wheels grind across the tracks. As the locomotive pulls into stops in Rockaway Beach and Wheeler, the ringing of the bell will turn heads in awe and wonder. Experience unique views of the Oregon coast and Nehalem Bay on scenic train rides offered from the end of May through the beginning of September. Watch bald eagles and pelicans soar on the wind around you, dancing with the salty mist from the ocean waves crashing against exposed cliffs.
The charm of these scenic train rides begin the moment you purchase your ticket onboard from the caboose that doubles as a gift shop. The depots in Garibaldi, Rockaway Beach and Wheeler are vintage-look shelters built alongside the tracks and decorated by each community. A stop in each town along the way gives you time to explore the dainty shops and majestic beaches without the hassle of driving. Then it’s all aboard the train to continue your journey up the Tillamook Coast while you learn about the history of railroading and the local landscape unfolding before you.
Founded in 2003, the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad operates scenic train rides along 46 miles of railroad that runs from the Port of Tillamook Bay to the east side of the Oregon Coast Range. Excursions are offered daily in the summer months with special trips during the year, such as the:
- Santa Train
- Four-course, three-hour dinner trains
- Pumpkin Train in the fall
So reserve a seat for the whole family, because these 90-minute round-trip scenic train rides will delight young and old alike. All ages are welcome, and each train trip offers indoor and outdoor seating.