Returning to the rails for its 11th straight year, the one and only Oregon Coast Crawler — a vintage train powered by a historic steam locomotive — will take you on a memorable eight-hour and 15-minute journey of exploration and beautiful Oregon scenery. Both of this year’s trips are likely to sell out fast, so don’t wait to make your reservations.
For the first time ever, our train will be pulled by the Polson Lumber No. 2 steam locomotive, a mighty Mikado built in 1912 for a logging railroad in Washington State. We will also be using an open air car for unparalleled views and enhanced enjoyment, in addition to two indoor coaches and a baggage car.
Originating in the small fishing village of Garibaldi, we make a leisurely trip along the dramatic Northern Oregon coastline, affording fantastic panoramic views of both Tillamook and Nehalem Bays. Heading north, we pass through Rockaway Beach and stop at Wheeler to take on water and perform an exciting runby.
You will have about 35 minutes to explore Wheeler before reboarding the Crawler bound for Batterson. Enroute, we will cross the breathtaking Mohler Trestle. We hope to make at least one runby on the trip from Wheeler to Batterson.
On the return trip to Garibaldi, we plan to stop in Rockaway for 45 minutes, allowing passengers to stretch their legs, explore the town, and possibly pick up some taffy or other tasty treats.
All passengers will have a guaranteed seat in one of the enclosed cars. A minimum of two photo runbys have been scheduled and more will be added as time permits.
The Oregon Coast Crawler is sure to please railfans, photographers, and anyone who wants to spend a relaxing day on the Oregon coast. Since this trip is limited to less than 120 passengers, we highly recommend making your reservations ASAP, as they usually book up quickly.