Mt. Rainier's historical railroad and logging museum in beautiful Washington showcases the region's rich logging history on seasonal daily trips departing from the depot in Elbe. Wine & beer event trains as well as family-friendly excursions delight guests as they travel through the forest and foothills of Mt. Rainier.
Located 70 miles south of Seattle is the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum, a heritage railroad offering visitors a 2 hour steam powered adventure through the forest and foothills south of Mount Rainier National Park. The train travels 14 miles from the depot in the small town of Elbe to the Logging Museum in Mineral home to the world’s largest collection of steam logging locomotives! Museum admission is included with train fares. At the museum guests have the opportunity to explore exhibits to learn the stories behind the men and women that called Pacific Northwest railroad logging camps home in the early to mid 1900’s.
“Railroad logging camps were communities, where everyone – male and female, young and old – had a job to do. The exhibits will give you a little peek into the daily lives, tools, and technologies at work in these movable villages. They were a significant part of Pacific Northwest history”
-Chris Fiala Erlich, Museum Curator