DME Big Easy Express

The Gulf Coast meets the Oregon Coast
• Afternoon rail and musical adventure pulled by a vintage steam engine
• The 'Big Easy Beat', live New Orleans style music throughout the day
• Beautiful Oregon Coast scenery and plenty of photographic opportunities
• Onboard lunch served to your seat, made with fresh local ingredients
• Free time at Wheeler turnaround 
Highlights: Garibaldi, Barview, Ocean Lake Park, Twin Rocks, Saltair, Tillamook Beach, Rockaway, Lake Lytle, Manhattan Beach, Haddon, Brighton Beach, Wheeler

Trip Information

The Gulf Coast meets the Oregon Coast
Welcome aboard the inaugural DME Big Easy Express! Join Amanda Gresham's Delta Music Experience and RailsNW as we transport you from the Oregon Coast to the Gulf Coast and immerse you in a music-filled Mardi Gras style celebration on the rails.  Your day with us will include a scenic afternoon train ride from Garibaldi to Wheeler behind a 1910 steam engine and a Louisiana lunch served onboard the train- and of course, the 'Big Easy Beat' will serenade and entertain you throughout the day, featuring a magical mix of live N'awlins music.

Originating in Garibaldi, Oregon, the DME Big Easy Express makes a leisurely trip up the Oregon Coast affording fantastic panoramic views of both Tillamook and Nehalem Bays.  Musicians will play onboard as we serve a boxed lunch to your seat in festive vintage dining cars. Our train stops briefly at Wheeler-on-the-Bay, where you can enjoy the stunning view from the relaxing trackside park, shop this quaint coastal town, or make a quick hop next door to the bar for a specialty drink.  We then return down the coast to Garibaldi, where the music continues in the railroad themed waterside park.

An open-air car will be part of our consist to enjoy the fresh air and unparalleled views. As this trip is limited to less than 100 passengers, we highly recommend making your reservations ASAP. Feel free to call us at 503-292-5055 if you have any questions. Click here for online reservations. You must reserve by July 19th to receive the discounted early booking $98 ticket price.  After that date, the full ticket price will be $118.

Proposed Timetable

Schedule & routing subject to change
September 11th, 2010
The Big Easy Beat begins with live music in the park (Musicians play during boarding & departure)
11:00 am
Please be onboard
11:45 am
The DMExpress departs Garibaldi (Po' Boy box lunch served onboard  )
12:00 pm
Stop-over in Wheeler for personal time with musicians
1:15 pm
Photo opp with Train and Musicians
Depart Wheeler
Arrive Garibaldi
Crescent City sounds continue in the park
3:30pm on


Ages 5+: $98 ($118 if booked after July 19)
Sold Out! Hope to see you next year!

Information & Reservations

1-800-717-0108 or 503-292-5055