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Rails to Ales at the Mt. Rainier Railroad

june 2020

06jun11:00 AM3:00 PMEvent CancelledRails to Ales at the Mt. Rainier RailroadMt. Rainier Railroad to host annual Rails to Ales event departs June 6th. Enjoy a train ride, live music and craft beer tastings.

Event Details

Annual Rails to Ales event departs June 6th!

Rails to AlesEnjoy a train ride, live music, and craft beer tastings.


Board your coach on a vintage 1940s and 1950s train set from the platform at the historic depot Elbe, WA, and enjoy a train ride through the Nisqually Valley. Cross rivers and streams in the foothills of Mt. Rainier as your Rails to Ales journey takes you to Camp 6, a historic logging camp.

Upon arrival at a historic logging camp, you’ll have two hours to taste offerings from regional breweries such as Narrows Brewing, Half Lion Brewing and Rouge Ales. Listen to excellent live music while you have your palate satiated with lunch provided by local caterers. Each brewery will have its own story to tell about their unique brewing process and history and will keep you engaged and wanting to know more. The photo opportunities with our collection of steam locomotives and vintage logging equipment are unrivaled.

Standard Class train coaches are Tacoma Rail cars representative of the 1950’s era Amtrak passenger cars offering reserved seating in a climate-controlled environment with comfortable front-facing upholstered seats in paired rows. Ride in style in First Class aboard 1940s Olympian Hiawatha coaches from the Milwaukee Road. These table-and-chair coaches allow for parties of 4 to sit facing each other with reserved seating in a climate-controlled environment. First Class tickets include the additional amenities of a dedicated car attendant, complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Your fare includes 6 tasting tickets to use at the museum, a souvenir Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum tasting glass, live musical entertainment and a scrumptious meal at the museum complete with dessert. Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the fun, the beauty, and your own smiling selfies!


  • 11:30-11:45 AM: Boarding time at Elbe Depot
  • 12:00 PM: Train leaves Elbe Depot
  • 12:30 PM: Train arrives in Mineral’s Railroad and Logging Museum
  • 2:30 PM: Train leaves Mineral’s Railroad and Logging Museum
  • 3:00 PM: Train arrives Elbe Depot

(all times are subject to change and are dependent on current circumstances)


$76 First Class

$61 Standard Class


Click here for lodging within walking distance of the train station. 

Rails to Ales


(Saturday) 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Mt Rainier Railroad Depot

54124 Mountain Hwy E. Elbe , WA 98355


Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum360-492-6000 54124 Mountain Highway East, Elbe, WA 98330