Chehalis-Centralia Railroad in Chehalis, Washington



1101 SW Sylvenus St, Chehalis, WA 98532




About the Railroad

The Chehalis–Centralia Railroad is a heritage railroad based in Chehalis, Washington. The railroad operates No. 15, a 2-8-2 steam locomotive built by Baldwin in 1916, over a 10-mile section of former Milwaukee Road track.

The Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum is a non-profit organization based in Washington State. Its goal is to preserve the logging and railroading heritage of Lewis County in specific, and Southwest Washington State in general, in the form of a railroad and a historic, living museum.

Purchase train ride tickets to the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad in the window above.

You can find detailed information on train schedules at the official Railroad website here.

You can find specific details about special event train excursions here.


The Chehalis-Centralia journey begins in 1986, thanks to the “Chehalis-Centralia Railroad Association.” Local citizens came together to found the Association, with the mission of restoring a piece of locomotive logging equipment that had been there since 1916.

Over the next two years, the Association oversaw extensive restoration of the locomotive equipment and steam engine. During that time, they added several passenger rail cars to the collection. By 1989, regular passenger train rides we in operation, and this continued over the next few decades.

In 2006, the association underwent a name change to the Railroad’s current name. The current name better reflected the group’s mission to promote and preserve the region’s railroad heritage.

The Railroad currently features a variety of special event trains, including Murder Mystery Trains, Seasonal Trains, Holiday Trains, and more! Visit any of the links above for more information on schedules and pricing.