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Robbery on the Steam Train!

Did you know that the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad gets robbed several times a year, the trains stopped and boarded by marauding bandits with faces hid behind neckerchiefs? The passengers are frisked and their valuables purloined. Fortunately, the brigands are always brought to justice when the sheriff comes to town, the passengers’ treasures returned and peace restored.

But seriously, the Chelatchie Prairie train robberies are all fun and games, a family-friendly show staged for the pleasure of ticket-holding passengers. The Yacolt-based railroad is hosting two Train Robbery weekends this summer, the first one on Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16. Trains depart at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the station at 207 N. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt. Passengers on these trains will be part of the action as “train robbers” board the train and pretend to make off with your coins and jewelry. Will the sheriff arrive in time to capture the thieves? All signs point to “yes,” but you never know! After the faux-robbery, the train will make a stop at Moulton Station to see Yacolt Falls—and to allow passengers to have their photos taken with the robbers.

Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure to allow sufficient time to pick up your tickets and board the train. Tickets are $20 per person, $19 for seniors, $15 for children five to 12, and $13 for little ones two to four. Babies up to age two are free. To buy your tickets and reserve your spot on this popular and scenic train ride, visit www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559.

Above image: train robbery in action, courtesy of the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad

Scenic Spring Train Rides

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad is offering scenic spring train rides on Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, departing on both days at noon and 2:30 p.m. All trains leave from the Chelatchie Prairie Train Station at 207 N.E. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt, just south of Yacolt Rd. The excursion trains run to the Heisson area, through the tunnel, across the East Fork of the Lewis River with a stop at Moulton Station to visit the beautiful Yacolt Falls.

Tickets are $16 per person, $15 for seniors, $11 for kids ages five to 12, and $9 for little ones ages two to four. Babies up to age two are free! To buy your tickets and reserve your spot on these popular and scenic train rides, visit www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559. Passengers should plan to arrive at the station at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

Scenic Spring Train Rides

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad is offering scenic spring train rides on Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, departing on both days at noon and 2:30 p.m. All trains leave from the Chelatchie Prairie Train Station at 207 N.E. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt, just south of Yacolt Rd. The excursion trains run to the Heisson area, through the tunnel, across the East Fork of the Lewis River with a stop at Moulton Station to visit the beautiful Yacolt Falls.

Tickets are $16 per person, $15 for seniors, $11 for kids ages five to 12, and $9 for little ones ages two to four. Babies up to age two are free! To buy your tickets and reserve your spot on these popular and scenic train rides, visit www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559. Passengers should plan to arrive at the station at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Expansion & Steam Train Rides

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Association would like to invite the community to a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. The BYCX has been awarded a Legislative Capital Improvement Grant in the amount of $500,000 to construct a car maintenance facility on property leased from the county located just north of its station, 207 N. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt.

After the groundbreaking ceremony, ride along a century-old rail line behind a 1929 steam engine, chug through a 330-foot tunnel chiseled through the rock by hand over one hundred years ago, and cross a high railroad trestle over the East Fork Lewis River offering vistas of the lush forest and scenic river channel. Trains depart at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the station in Yacolt.

The volunteer-led Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Association operates steam and diesel train runs starting each year on Mother’s Day and operating alternating Saturdays and Sundays through early November, with special Christmas tree packages available through December. Additional special runs offered include wine runs with Moulton Falls Winery, the Great Train Robbery in the summer, and a Headless Horseman ride this year on Oct. 29 & 30. The railroad’s rolling stock features several passenger-carrying cars, including a regular enclosed coach. An open-air car with bench-type seating offers tremendous views of the passing landscape.

Tickets for the steam train are $20 per person, $19 for seniors, $15 for children five to 12, and $13 for little ones two to four. Babies up to age two are free. To buy your tickets and reserve your spot on this popular and scenic train ride, visit www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559.

BYCX Expansion & Steam Train Rides

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Association would like to invite the community to a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. The BYCX has been awarded a Legislative Capital Improvement Grant in the amount of $500,000 to construct a car maintenance facility on property leased from the county located just north of its station, 207 N. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt.

After the groundbreaking ceremony, ride along a century-old rail line behind a 1929 steam engine, chug through a 330-foot tunnel chiseled through the rock by hand over one hundred years ago, and cross a high railroad trestle over the East Fork Lewis River offering vistas of the lush forest and scenic river channel. Trains depart at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the station in Yacolt.

The volunteer-led Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Association operates steam and diesel train runs starting each year on Mother’s Day and operating alternating Saturdays and Sundays through early November, with special Christmas tree packages available through December. Additional special runs offered include wine runs with Moulton Falls Winery, the Great Train Robbery in the summer, and a Headless Horseman ride this year on Oct. 29 & 30. The railroad’s rolling stock features several passenger-carrying cars, including a regular enclosed coach. An open-air car with bench-type seating offers tremendous views of the passing landscape.

Tickets for the steam train are $20 per person, $19 for seniors, $15 for children five to 12, and $13 for little ones two to four. Babies up to age two are free. To buy your tickets and reserve your spot on this popular and scenic train ride, visit www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559.