The Oregon Coast Crawler returns to the rails in 2014!

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Rails NW

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Who: RailsNW ( and the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad (
What: A unique and scenic rail excursion using a historic steam engine on tracks that have not seen any service since 2007 and not seen steam service in many more years
When and Where: Saturday, 04 October, 2014
Departs Garibaldi, Oregon 9am/Arrives Salmonberry, Oregon 1:15pm (confluence of Nehalem and Salmonberry Rivers)/returns to Garibaldi 7pm
Cost- $125 per person, advance ticket purchase required (no walk-ups). No children under 5.

The one and only Oregon Coast Crawler will take you on a memorable ten hour journey of exploration and beautiful Oregon scenery, all by vintage train powered by a historic steam locomotive. Originating in the small fishing village of Garibaldi, this signature RailsNW excursion makes a leisurely trip on the Port of Tillamook Bay line along the dramatic Northern Oregon Coastline affording fantastic panoramic views of both Tillamook and Nehalem Bays.

You will have a few minutes free to explore the interesting harbor town of Wheeler before the train turns inland to journey through the coast range and canyons. As we continue to the former community of Salmonberry, we will be traveling along the scenic Nehalem River at the peak time to experience Oregon's Fall Foliage. On the return trip to Garibaldi, we will be stopping for a brief service break and free time in Rockaway Beach to allow passengers to stretch their legs and possibly pick up some taffy or an ice cream cone, both locally made in Tillamook County.

Our train is scheduled to be pulled by the McCloud River Railroad #25, which is an Alco 2-6-2 steam locomotive featured in the movie 'Stand By Me'. We will also be using an open air car for unparalleled views and enhanced enjoyment, in addition to the two indoor coaches. All passengers will have a guaranteed indoor seat and the outdoor space will be shared throughout the day. A minimum of three photo runbys have been scheduled and more will be added as time permits. The trip includes a box lunch to be served onboard.

Whether a railfan, a photographer, or simply someone who enjoys a relaxing day on the Oregon Coast, the Crawler is sure to please. As this trip is limited to less than 120 passengers, we highly recommend making your reservations ASAP. As a added perk this year, for those wanting a shorter trip... you have the choice of starting the trip in Wheeler at 10:45 am rather at 9 am from Garibaldi. Which gets you back to Wheeler at 5 pm, rather than 7 pm to Garibaldi.

RailsNW can be reached at 503-292-5055 if you have any questions or to book by phone, or you may also book online at:


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Last year's trip was excellent, I was fortunate to be able to go along to take photos and assist with on board services. Really enjoyed it a lot!




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