The iconic Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum train rides are once again ready to take passengers on a one- to two-hour scenic journey through the Chehalis River valley.
Saturday excursions begin on April 10. Trains will depart the Chehalis Depot at 1101 SW Sylvenus St. at 1 and 3 p.m. each Saturday, and the popular Saturday evening dinner train will be offered at 5 p.m. on April 17. Beginning May 29, the Chehalis Centralia Railroad will return to its full schedule: Saturdays, at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
New this year, passengers can sit onboard the Spokane, Portland & Seattle historic railcar. Stepping into this recently renovated car feels like traveling back in time to the 1950s, when rail travel was not just comfortable, it was fashionable, according to a press release from the railroad. Groups of three to eight people can reserve one of the four separate seating areas in this stylish car.
To reserve, select “Premier Seating Excursions” under “select events” when ordering your tickets on SteamTrainRide.com. Reservations can also be made by calling 360-748-9593. Seats on board the limited Murder Mystery Dinner train will soon be available to claim. Gift certificates are also available on the website.
Until further notice, in compliance with Washington state guidelines, trains will be limited to 50% capacity and social distancing requirements will be enforced. Extra measures will be taken with crew health screenings, masks and sanitizing the facilities to minimize COVID risk, according to the railroad.
Indoor and outdoor seating will be available.