Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad

The Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad is a steam-powered heritage railroad operating in Washington State between Elbe and Mineral. The railroad travels on tracks that pass through thick forest just south of Mount Rainier. The depot, gift shop and ticket office are located in Elbe.

 

The train travels to the new Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad & Museum and has four steam locomotives in regular service, as well as several diesel engines. The whole experience presents visitors with a sense of a bygone logging era critical to the development of the Pacific Northwest. The steam engines are run based on availability of volunteer operators, who comprise the great majority of railroad personnel.