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:

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.

FARES:

  • FIRST CLASS $86.00
  • STANDARD CLASS $71.00

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.

SCHEDULE – FIRST EXCURSION:

  • 11:30-11:45AM: Boarding time at Elbe Depot
  • 12:00PM: Train leaves Elbe Depot
  • 12:30PM: Train arrives in Mineral’s Railroad and Logging Museum
  • TWO HOURS OF FUN AT MINERAL’S RAILROAD AND LOGGING MUSEUM!
  • 2:30PM: Train leaves Mineral’s Railroad and Logging Museum
  • 3:00PM: Train arrives Elbe Depot

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

SCHEDULE – SECOND EXCURSION:

  • 4:00-4:15PM: Boarding time at Elbe Depot
  • 4:30PM: Train leaves Elbe Depot
  • 5:00PM: Train arrives in Mineral’s Railroad and Logging Museum
  • TWO HOURS OF FUN AT MINERAL’S RAILROAD AND LOGGING MUSEUM!
  • 7:00PM: Train leaves Mineral’s Railroad and Logging Museum
  • 7:30PM: Train arrives Elbe Depot

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