The Rainier Rambler

Trip highlights
Departs from historic Elbe depot
Rare Tripleheader with restored West Coast steam locomotives
Coordinated photo opportunities at multiple locations
Full catered BBQ lunch at Mineral Lake pavillion
Route: Elbe, Mineral Lake, Divide, Nisqually River, Elbe


Trip Information

Welcome aboard! RailsNW is pleased to once again present a specialty charter with the Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad out of Elbe, WA.  In a unique triple-header opportunity, we will start our journey by traveling across the Nisqually River bridge to Mineral Lake for a catered BBQ lunch. We will then continue out down the line after lunch, making our way to the top of the grade at Divide.  The afternoon will be filled with amazing scenery and many photographic encounters.

The trip will use three restored steam locomotives: the Rayonier #2, a Willamette geared engine which just returned to service in 2009, the West Fork Logging 3-truck Heisler, and assuming all proceeds on schedule,  the Polson Lumber #70, a Baldwin 2-8-2 rod locomotive. Please note that final motive power is at the discretion of railroad personnel.  As this trip has very limited space available, 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.


A BBQ lunch is included at Mineral Lake
BBQ Chicken Breast on the bone
BBQ Pork Ribs
Cowboy Beans
Water and soda


Schedule & itinerary is subject to change
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Depart Elbe Depot
11:00 am
Arrive Mineral Lake for lunch
11:45 am
Depart for Divide
12:30 pm
Arrive Divide
3:00 pm
Arrive Elbe Depot
6:30 pm



Price per person


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Information & Reservations

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