Mark your calendars! The Washington Wine Express departs on three fall weekends:
August 31st, September 14th, & October 5th.
You’re cordially invited to join the Washington Wine Express, an experiential wine tasting journey. Hop on-board a 1940s and 1950s train set in historic Elbe, WA and enjoy a train ride through the Nisqually Valley across the rivers and streams in the forests and foothills of Mt. Rainier on your way to our historic railroad logging camp.
Upon arrival at our museum, you’ll have two hours to taste offerings from regional wineries, listen to excellent live music and have your palate satiated with lunch provided by local caterers.
Each winery will have their own story to tell about their unique locales and history and will keep you engaged and wanting to know more! The photo opportunities with our collection of steam locomotives and vintage logging equipment are unrivaled.
Live Entertainment Schedule:
- August 31 – Brothers Rowe
- September 14 – Supernatural Beavers
- October 5 – North of 50
Standard Class train coaches are Tacoma Rail cars representative of the 1950’s era Amtrak passengers cars offering reserved seating in climate controlled environment with comfortable front-facing upholstered seats in paired rows. Ride in style in First Class aboard 1940s Olympian Hiawatha coaches from the Milwaukee Road. These table-and-chair coaches allow for parties of 4 to sit facing each other with reserved seating in a climate controlled environment. First Class tickets include the additional amenities of on-board sampling, a dedicated car attendant, and complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
Your fare includes 6 tasting tickets to use at the museum, a souvenir Mt. Rainier Railroad & Logging Museum tasting glass, live musical entertainment and a scrumptious meal at the museum complete with dessert.
And be sure to bring your smartphone or camera to capture all the fun and beauty along the way, as well as your own smiling selfies! Boarding times are 12:00 p.m. for the first excursion, and 4:30 p.m. for the second excursion, with all departures from the MRRR’s historic Elbe Depot. Consider extending the fun by staying overnight in the area. Check out the lodging options nearby.
The Washington Wine Express is a special event produced by Mt Rainier Railroad on behalf of the non-profit Western Forest Industries Museum. All Mt Rainier Railroad ticketing and cancellation polices are effective for this special event train.