Mark your calendars! The Washington Wine Express departs on three September weekends in 2018.

September 15

September 22

September 29

You’re cordially invited to join the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum (MRRR) for the Washington Wine Express, an experiential wine tasting journey on the Milwaukee Road through the forests and foothills of Mt. Rainier! Aboard the Washington Wine Express, you’ll enjoy select award-winning Washington wines, while conversing with vintners on the train and at the MRRR’s historic logging camp. Once at the MRRR Logging Museum, you’ll have a relaxing 90 minutes to visit sampling stations featuring Washington wineries, and interact directly with the vintners and growers producing these fabulous vintages.

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 beverages, and tabletop activities for the youngsters – and young at heart! Your fare includes wine tastings throughout the train ride, 6 tasting tickets to use at the museum, a souvenir MRRR commemorative wine 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 10:45 a.m. for the first excursion, and 2:45 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.


  • FIRST CLASS $86.00

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

Please Note:

  • This special event is adults-only event, and all passengers 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 both current and anticipated weather conditions, as you can expect cool or rainy weather any time in Washington! Sturdy walking shoes are recommended.
  • Restrooms are available at the museum and on board the train.
  • Remember to drink responsibly, and have a great time!

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.