Trade in your RV wheels for a steam locomotive ride along a gorgeous strip of Oregon coastline. Although the tourist season is coming to a close, the Oregon Coast Scenic Railway (OCSR) offers a special autumn weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 20 & 21.
One hour rides between the historic fishing village of Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach come with scenic views of Tillamook Bay and the Pacific. You can even ride behind the vintage diesel locomotive, which is all decked out for fall. This family-friendly event encourages kids to dress in their Halloween costumes—there are prizes for the best costumes during each of the three daily rides.
The Railway has been operating since 2003, when railway enthusiast Scott Wickert brought his steam locomotive, CLC #2, to Tillamook and founded a steam railroad and logging/antique railroad equipment museum. With community support strongly behind him, the OCSR will celebrate a decade of train rides that have entertained and educated visitors from around the world about the importance of the steam trains that once worked the rails of the western coastline.
Departures from Garibaldi at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
For reservations, go to: http://www.ocsr.net/pumpkin.html
Or call: 503-842-7972
If you’re in the neighborhood and looking for a good place to hookup, the 45-acre Old Mill RV Park is located right on Tillamook Bay.