Train Rides

Patriot’s Weekend Diesel Train Rides & Wine Train

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad is  putting its Alco diesel train on the rails this weekend, Nov. 11 & 12. The train, pulled by a diesel engine, runs south about seven miles to the Heisson area, through a 330-foot tunnel through solid rock, with a stop at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls. Excursions depart at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the station in Yacolt, located at 207 N. Railroad Ave. Passengers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Reservations are recommended as space is limited. (…because seriously, who doesn’t love a train ride?)

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.

The railroad is offering another delicious option: a ride on the “wine train” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, in partnership with Moulton Falls Winery, 30901 N.E. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt. After some yummy appetizers at 1 p.m., followed by wine and cider tasting, 60 lucky passengers will board the 2:30 p.m. diesel train. The train will follow a scenic route through Heisson and on to a bridge across the East Fork of the Lewis River. On the return trip, the train will drop passengers back at the winery for live music from 4 to 9 p.m. featuring Doug and Judy Smith and Tom May. The Moulton Falls kitchen will be open that evening, serving wood-fired pizzas, calzones, quesadillas, sandwiches, and salads.

Tickets for the Wine Train package are available at Moulton Falls Winery during business hours or online at www.tickettomato.com. The price per person is $45—or $40 for veterans—and includes appetizers, wine and cider tasting, the train ride, and live music. This is a super-popular event, so purchasing tickets in advance of the day, while not required, is enthusiastically recommended.

Mother’s Day Train Rides, Dinner & Wine Trips

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad will be pulling out all the stops this Mother’s Day Weekend, May 13 & 14. The deisel-powered train runs south about seven miles to the Heisson area, through a 330-foot tunnel through solid rock, with a pause at Moulton Station for a mini-hike to visit beautiful Yacolt Falls (about a 13-mile round trip). Excursions depart at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the station in Yacolt, located at 207 N. Railroad Ave. Passengers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Reservations are recommended as space is limited, especially on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14. (…because seriously, who doesn’t love a train ride?)

Tickets are $16 per person, $15 for seniors, $11 for children 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 this popular and scenic train ride, visit www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559.

The railroad is offering another “steamy” option from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, in conjunction with Moulton Falls Winery, 30901 N.E. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt. After some yummy appetizers served at the winery at 4 p.m., the steam locomotive will pick up passengers at 5 p.m., then continue on its scenic route through Heisson and on to a bridge across the East Fork of the Lewis River. (…and yes, you can enjoy your wine on the train!) On the return trip, the train will drop passengers back at the winery for dinner and festivities.

Tickets for the Wine Train package are available at Moulton Falls Winery during business hours or online at www.tickettomato.com. The price per person is $45, and includes appetizers, wine and cider tasting, the train ride, dinner, and live music by Chris Carpenter & the Collective from 6 until 9 p.m. This is another super-popular event, so purchasing tickets in advance of the day, while not required, is enthusiastically recommended.

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.

Chelatchie Prairie RR Steam Weekend

It’ll be a steamy weekend in Yacolt, because the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad is on track for family-friendly steam train rides as well as a special Harvest Dinner and Wine & Cider Train in partnership with Moulton Falls Winery; click here for details about the Harvest Dinner.

The steam train rides are 13 mile scenic round-trips from Yacolt to Basket Flats. Passengers will travel through the beautiful logging and farming country of North Clark County, stopping at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls. Along the way, the train will travel across the Lewis River with excellent views from a cliff-side vantage point, followed by the thrill of riding through a 330-foot-long tunnel blasted out of solid rock.

The trains depart from Yacolt at noon and 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 18 (but passengers should arrive a half-hour early for boarding). Tickets are $20 for adults, $19 for seniors, $15 for children five to 12, and $13 for little ones two to four. Babies up to age two are free. Buy your tickets at www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559.

Labor Day Weekend Train Rides

Who wants to ride on a train? WE DO! And we bet you do, too. Heed the “all aboard” call during four separate train rides—two each day—on Labor Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 & 4. The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad, which departs out of the Yacolt Train Station at 207 N. Railroad Ave., is offering family train rides at noon at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $16 per person, $15 for seniors, $11 for kids ages five to 12, and $9 for little ones two to four. Babies are free!

The scenic, diesel-fueled train trip brings you chug-chug-chugging out to Moulton Falls, passing through a 330-foot, solid rock tunnel with a stop at Moulton Station to visit beautiful Yacolt Falls. (The trail down to the falls is an easy hike, but bring your walking shoes—and your camera!) Passengers should arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for boarding. To reserve your tickets today, call 360-686-3559, or visit www.bycx.com.

Labor Day Weekend Train Rides

Who wants to ride on a train? WE DO! And we bet you do, too. Heed the “all aboard” call during four separate train rides—two each day—on Labor Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 & 4. The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad, which departs out of the Yacolt Train Station at 207 N. Railroad Ave., is offering family train rides at noon at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $16 per person, $15 for seniors, $11 for kids ages five to 12, and $9 for little ones two to four. Babies are free!

The scenic, diesel-fueled train trip brings you chug-chug-chugging out to Moulton Falls, passing through a 330-foot, solid rock tunnel with a stop at Moulton Station to visit beautiful Yacolt Falls. (The trail down to the falls is an easy hike, but bring your walking shoes—and your camera!) Passengers should arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for boarding. To reserve your tickets today, call 360-686-3559, or visit www.bycx.com.

4th of July Weekend Train Rides

Want to do something totally different this year for the Fourth of July? How about taking your family for a ride on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad? The historic railroad will be open and operating Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3, to commemorate Independence Day. The train runs to the Heisson area, through a 330-foot solid rock tunnel, and makes a stop at Moulton Station to visit scenic Yacolt Falls.

The trains will depart on each of the above-mentioned days at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the train station at 207 N. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt. Passengers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Reservations are recommended because space on the train is limited. Tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors age 60 and over, $11 for kids ages five to 12, $9 for children ages two to four, and children under two are free. Check out the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad website at www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559 for more information, reservations, and directions.

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Association is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization operating excursion train rides from Yacolt. The railroad to Yacolt was originally completed in 1903 and used until 1979, but fell into disuse and disrepair during the 80s. In 1998, volunteers began restoring the line and rebuilding the railroad into a functioning historical railroad. With the support of Clark County, the track from Moulton Falls to Chelatchie Prairie has been restored, and excursions resumed on May 26, 2001. Work continues on improving the track and upgrading equipment with the eventual goal of restoring service between Yacolt and Battle Ground.

4th of July Weekend Train Rides

Want to do something totally different this year for the Fourth of July weekend? How about taking your family for a ride on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad? The historic railroad will be open and operating Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3, to commemorate Independence Day. The train runs to the Heisson area, through a 330-foot solid rock tunnel, and makes a stop at Moulton Station to visit scenic Yacolt Falls.

The trains will depart on each of the above-mentioned days at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the train station at 207 N. Railroad Ave. in Yacolt. Passengers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Reservations are recommended because space on the train is limited. Tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors age 60 and over, $11 for kids ages five to 12, $9 for children ages two to four, and children under two are free. Check out the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad website at www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559 for more information, reservations, and directions.

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Association is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization operating excursion train rides from Yacolt. The railroad to Yacolt was originally completed in 1903 and used until 1979, but fell into disuse and disrepair during the 80s. In 1998, volunteers began restoring the line and rebuilding the railroad into a functioning historical railroad. With the support of Clark County, the track from Moulton Falls to Chelatchie Prairie has been restored, and excursions resumed on May 26, 2001. Work continues on improving the track and upgrading equipment with the eventual goal of restoring service between Yacolt and Battle Ground.

Scenic Rides on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad is offering scenic late spring train rides on Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, departing on both days at noon and 2:30 p.m. All trains leave from the Chelatchie Prairie Train Station on 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.

 

Ride the Chelatchie Prairie Train

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad is offering scenic late spring train rides on Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, departing on both days at noon and 2:30 p.m. All trains leave from the Chelatchie Prairie Train Station on 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.

Steam Train Rides

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Association invites you and your entire family on a 13-mile round trip from Yacolt to Basket Flats during Steam Weekend, Saturday and Sunday Sept. 13 and 14. Travel through the beautiful logging and farming country of North Clark County, stopping at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls. Along the way, passengers will cross the Lewis River and be treated with excellent views from the train’s cliffside vantage point, as well as the thrill of riding through a 330-foot-long tunnel blasted out of solid rock.

The trains depart at noon and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, and Sunday, Sept. 14, from the train station in Yacolt. Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Reservations are recommended as space is limited. Tickets for the steam train are $20 for adults, $19 for seniors over age 60, $15 for kids ages five to 11, $13 for children ages two to four, and free for children under two. For more details, visit www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559 for additional information, reservations, and directions.

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Train Rides

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad will be operating its Labor Day Special on Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31. The train runs to Moulton Falls, through a 330-foot solid rock tunnel with a stop at Moulton Station to visit Yacolt Falls. The trains will depart each day at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the train station in Yacolt. 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 $16 for adults, $15 for those age 60 and over, $11 for kids ages five to 12, $9 for children ages two to for, and children under two are free. For more details, directions, and reservations, visit www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559. If you’ll have time, you’ll want to plan stops at the new Pomeroy Cellars outdoor tasting room and at Moulton Falls Winery for housemade sangria, pizza, and live music from 6 to 9 p.m. with Jeanie White and Dennis Harris.

Ride the Rails to Yacolt Falls

Want to do something totally different this year for the Fourth of July? How about taking your family for a ride on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad? The historic railroad will be open and operating Friday, July 4, Saturday, July 5,  and Sunday, July 6, to commemorate Independence Day. The train runs to the Heisson area, through a 330-foot solid rock tunnel, and makes a stop at Moulton Station to visit scenic Yacolt Falls.

The trains will depart on each of the above-mentioned days at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the train station in Yacolt. Passengers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Reservations are recommended because space on the train is limited. Tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors age 60 and over, $11 for kids ages five to 12, $9 for children ages two to four, and children under two are free. Check out the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad website at www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559 for more information, reservations, and directions.

 

4th of July on Chelatchie Prairie Railroad

Want to do something totally different this year for the Fourth of July? How about taking your family for a ride on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad? The historic railroad will be open and operating Friday, July 4, Saturday, July 5,  and Sunday, July 6, to commemorate Independence Day. The train runs to the Heisson area, through a 330-foot solid rock tunnel, and makes a stop at Moulton Station to visit scenic Yacolt Falls.

The trains will depart on each of the above-mentioned days at noon and 2:30 p.m. from the train station in Yacolt. Passengers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Reservations are recommended because space on the train is limited. Tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors age 60 and over, $11 for kids ages five to 12, $9 for children ages two to four, and children under two are free. Check out the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad website at www.bycx.com or call 360-686-3559 for more information, reservations, and directions.

The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Association is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization operating excursion train rides from Yacolt. The railroad to Yacolt was originally completed in 1903 and used until 1979, but fell into disuse and disrepair during the 80s. In 1998, volunteers began restoring the line and rebuilding the railroad into a functioning historical railroad. With the support of Clark County, the track from Moulton Falls to Chelatchie Prairie has been restored, and excursions resumed on May 26, 2001. Work continues on improving the track and upgrading equipment with the eventual goal of restoring service between Yacolt and Battle Ground.

Editor’s note: My family and I rode the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad on one of its Father’s Day excursions, and it was of the most fun and memorable things we have done in Clark County. You can sit inside or outside—although, if the weather’s nice, I heartily recommend sitting outside. The ride is absolutely beautiful and the volunteers are friendly and extremely knowledgeable, and, if you ask nicely and have especially adorable children, the engineer may let you into the cab!