Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

Step back in time and experience a bit of yesteryear.

Enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast line by riding the rail behind a 1910 Heisler Steam Locomotive. This scenic trip chugs along Tillamook Bay and gives passengers views of the ocean. Great for all ages, this trip will give you a glimpse into history.

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    December 18, 2023

    A cute family trip

    It was really cute. Good music, good treats. Nice little decorations. Real friendly and efficient staff.

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    December 11, 2023
    Shirley L

    Nice time with family.

    Disappointing. Hot chocolate and cookies need served together. Couldn’t hear music in our train car. Staff were nice. Went at 4 pm so we did get to see the community’s Christmas lights.

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    November 13, 2023
    Beth F

    Slow down and enjoy

    We would drive through Wheeler and Rockaway on our way to visit family down in Tillamook. Every time we did we would always say what fun it would be to ride the train one day. We were not disappointed. We rode in the enclosed car which I would recommend as you are allowed to go out to the open cars during the trip to take pictures if you want. Coastal fall weather being what it is, why not be confident you won’t get a weather related surprise? This is a slow train ride. It’s bumpier than you would expect and the step up into the train in Wheeler is a big one. This may pose a challenge for people with mobility issues. Having said that, the train staff are very helpful and would rally to get anyone on board that needed extra help. Wheeler is a sweet town! The antique market held many unusual treasures and is so big you won’t be able to see it all in the 40 minutes you get to stay in Wheeler. There were two places to eat and one is a coffee shop. The lines can be long and the options can be closed without warning. Since you can bring snacks on the train , I would bring a thermos with a hot bevy and some snacks next time. We saw a lot of wildlife on the water. Those hoping for fall colors will likely be underwhelmed as it’s mostly coastal shrubbery and evergreens visible. But the drive to the train does put on a good leaf viewing show. Get there early. There was a line at 10:35 already formed up for the 11:30 trip. The importance of your place in line, dictates your check in which dictates if you get a sea side seat. While you have an assigned car you will not have an assigned seat so if sea side seating is a must take note. Reasonably priced, and unique adventure. When else do you get to ride in a 1913 train car traveling between 5-10 miles an hour while waving at all the friendly fisherman and town folk?

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    November 12, 2023
    Benita W

    Fall Splendor Excursion

    The whole trip was a little less than expected. The train ride was more for kids than adults and the view was good but from only one side of the train. My only complaint is the details of where the station was located a little messed up. There is a sign at girabaldi stop that explains the train schedule but says nothing about the stop not at that location. The gentleman who gave the tour history of the trip was the best part. I wouldnt do it again. But I dont regret it!

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    October 29, 2023
    Don J

    Relaxing trip

    This was something that I had always wanted to do and we finally did it. It was a very relaxing time on a beautiful sunny fall day. The views from the enclosed car were amazing and the time spent with family was priceless. We were a little disappointed that there was nothing in Wheeler that was open to grab a snack except the liquor store but we made do. I’d highly recommend this excursion.

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