Oregon September 27, 2017
See The Oregon Coast Like Never Before On This Scenic Train Ride
Did you know that you can take an old-fashioned train ride along the Oregon Coast? The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad offers amazing views of the coast and surrounding areas. This ride is perfect for the young and the young at heart. Take a look:
A ride on this historic steam-powered train will take you back in time.
The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad has been in operation since 2002. It utilizes the historic rail line that crossed the coast range and runs passenger excursions between Wheeler, Rockaway and Garibaldi.
The popular Coastal Experience journey begins at the Garibaldi Depot. You can also board at the station in Rockaway Beach.
Train-lovers will get a kick out of the old railroad museum located at Garibaldi Depot.
The open-air car is a great way to enjoy the scenery.
There are no restrooms or food and drinks for sale on board, but passengers are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages.
You can also choose to sit in the covered passenger car.
This restored car dates back to the early 19th century.
The train runs parallel to Highway 101 and travels past several lakes, forests, and coastal areas.
The ride offers breathtaking coastal backdrops. Watch out for amazing rock formations like this.
You'll pass by fishing boats, houses, forested areas, and beautiful natural scenery.
Don't forget your camera! There are plenty of amazing photo opportunities during the ride. The train travels at a leisurely pace, so it's easy to take in the sights.
The train stops at the charming Rockaway Beach. Passengers have about 30 minutes to explore here, before the train heads back to Garibaldi.
Trains leave three times daily June through Labor Day. Weekend trips run until the end of September, but there are also special seasonal excursions available during the fall and winter months. For more information and to view train schedules, visit the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad's
Have you taken a ride on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad before? What was it like? Let us know in the comments.
If you like train rides, be sure to check out our previous article:
Take This Fall Foliage Train Ride Through Oregon For A One-Of-A-Kind Experience.