Rails to Ales: June 15th, July 20th & September 8th!

Rails to Ales; Courtesy of Bob Harbison

Board your coach on a vintage 1940s and 1950s train set from the platform at the historic depot Elbe, WA and enjoy a train ride through the Nisqually Valley. Cross rivers and streams in the foothills of Mt. Rainier as your Rails to Ales journey takes you to Camp 6, our historic logging camp.

Upon arrival at our historic logging camp, you’ll have two hours to taste offerings from regional breweries such as Narrows Brewing, Half Lion Brewing and Rouge Ales. Listen to excellent live music while you have your palate satiated with lunch provided by local caterers.

Each brewery will have their own story to tell about their unique brewing process 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:

  • June 15 – Brothers Rowe
  • July 20 – TBD
  • September 28 – Jet City James

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 a dedicated car attendant, complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Your fare includes 6 tasting tickets to use at the museum, a souvenir Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum tasting glass, live musical entertainment and a scrumptious meal at the museum complete with dessert. Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the fun, the beauty, and your own smiling selfies!

Entering Mineral Sign Post
Steam Locomotive

SCHEDULE – FIRST EXCURSION:

  • 10:30-10:45AM: Boarding time at Elbe Depot
  • 11:00AM: Train leaves Elbe Depot
  • 11:30AM: Train arrives in Mineral’s Railroad and Logging Museum
  • TWO HOURS OF FUN AT MINERAL’S RAILROAD AND LOGGING MUSEUM!
  • 1:30PM: Train leaves Mineral’s Railroad and Logging Museum
  • 2:00PM: Train arrives Elbe Depot

(all times are subject to change and are dependent on current circumstances)

SCHEDULE – SECOND EXCURSION:

  • 2:30-2:45PM: Boarding time at Elbe Depot
  • 3:00PM: Train leaves Elbe Depot
  • 3:30PM: Train arrives in Mineral’s Railroad and Logging Museum
  • TWO HOURS OF FUN AT MINERAL’S RAILROAD AND LOGGING MUSEUM!
  • 5:30PM: Train leaves Mineral’s Railroad and Logging Museum
  • 6:00PM: Train arrives Elbe Depot

(all times are subject to change and are dependent on current circumstances)

FARES:

  • FIRST CLASS $71.00
  • STANDARD CLASS $56.00

Book Now! Reserve online or call 360-492-6000 to speak with one of our friendly reservation agents!

All passengers must be at least 21 years of age to ride this specialty train.

Important information:

  • This train event is an Adult-only event. Everyone MUST be at least 21 years of age with valid ID. IDs will be checked before boarding.
  • You cannot bring your own alcoholic beverages on board.
  • The event area is in an outdoor area of a historic logging camp. Please dress according to weather conditions both current and anticipated. You can expect cool or rainy weather any time in Washington! Sturdy walking shoes are recommended.
  • Restrooms are available at event site.
  • Remember to drink responsibly and have a great time!