Have you ever wanted to take a ride on a vintage train? Passenger trains are a great way to experience the wonders of Oregon, whether it’s a scenic outing, a dinner excursion, a historical reenactment or an unforgettable mothers day brunch. These six beautiful railroads in Oregon will take you on a journey you’ll never forget.
6. Mt Hood Railroad
Take a ride through some of Oregon's most beautiful scenery on the lovely Mt Hood Railroad. This awesome railway offers scenic rides beginning and ending in Hood River, including special outings like the Champagne Brunch Train, Odell Excursions, and the Polar Express in the winter.
5. Santiam Excursion Trains
Climb aboard the Santiam Excursion Train in Lebanon for a wonderful ride on a vintage train. Seasonal events include Mothers Day Brunch, Cheadle Lake Fireworks, Autumn Splendor, and more.
4. Sumpter Valley Railroad
This unique railroad is run completely by volunteers, and it's "the only steam powered narrow-gauge heritage railway in Oregon" (facebook.com/sumptervalleyrailroad). Journey through the beautiful Sumpter Valley on this gorgeous train and be sure to take advantage of their special events, like the Starlight Express, Grandparents Day train, Fall Colors Train, train robbery reenactments, and more.
3. Willamette Shore Trolley
Hop aboard this vintage trolley in Lake Oswego for a lovely excursion along the Willamette River.
2. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
Experience the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Dinner Train, a scenic railroad excursion that will take you on a three hour trip along the coast and serve you a delicious multi-course meal. The journey starts and ends in Garibaldi.
1. Eagle Cap Train Rides
Experience the Wallowas like never before by taking a ride on the amazing Eagle Cap Railroad. This wonderful railway offers fall colors expeditions, photography outings, train robbery reenactments, and more. Want to do something amazing this year for Mothers Day? Check out the Mothers Day Brunch train ride for an unforgettable outing.
Have you ridden on any of these trains? What other railroads in Oregon offer awesome excursions?