Welcome to the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum

Reserve your seats for July 21 and August 4 Evening Express here! Climb aboard living history, dine among iron horses, and enjoy stories and folk songs of Northwest workers in a historic logging camp. Beer tastings are served for passengers 21 in First Class.  Cross the Upper Nisqually River, explore fascinating museum exhibits and rediscover America’s love affair with the locomotive. Add some choo-choo to these long summer evenings as you chew-chew a delicious BBQ meal and enjoy live entertainment.

July 21’s Evening Express features acoustic trio Trillium-239, who will share stories and songs of working life in the Northwest, beginning with American settlement of the West and ending with modern high-tech industries. Real people and real experiences are the foundation of folk music and stories, and are codified in the lasting representations found in our oral histories. Thoughtful music selections and interesting historical tidbits reflect the evolution of these workers’ experiences.

Performance by Trillium-239 is funded by Humanities Washington, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Located in the small town of Elbe in beautiful Washington State is a heritage railroad south of Mount Rainier National Park. Passengers enjoy steam train rides through the forest and across the glacial fed Upper Nisqually River to a museum located in Mineral, Washington. Museum exhibits offer a chance to explore a comprehensive collection of steam logging locomotives and discover the stories behind the pioneers of railroad logging camps in the early to mid 1900’s. Excursions and museum visits are scheduled May through October with a thrilling new holiday event this winter! There are exciting things happening at the railroad and museum this year. We appreciate your interest and hope to welcome you aboard living history soon.

Call us at 888-STEAM-11 (888-783-2611) for more information or to place reservations.



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Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum

(360) 569-7959
Reservations: M-F 6AM-6PM, Sat 7AM-3PM, Sun 11AM-3PM
Gift Shop: 10am-5pm THURS-SUNDAY
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