Riding in a historic train lets you live out a bit of the past, much like delivering your own mail on a pony named Express. Race back in time with this Groupon.
Choose from 42 Options
Click here for a list of available tours, which begin at 10 a.m. on select Saturdays and Sundays in March and April. Choose a 360-degree view in the upper dome, relax at the lower dome's booth-style tables with large picture windows, or peer out at Mount Hood and Mount Adams from the coach and parlor areas. The springtime excursion often rolls past idyllic vineyard landscapes and blossoming orchards, and a short stop at Parkdale lets passengers stretch their legs in the fresh mountain air before the return trip. Each option also includes complimentary parking for one car (normally $5) and a 15% discount in the gift shop. Passengers should arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure.
Mount Hood Railroad
Taking a scenic tour aboard Mount Hood Railroad is like stepping back in time. You can almost smell the freshly picked fruit and milled wood that grows just beyond the train's windows as it rolls through the Hood River Valley—products that have been carried along the 22-mile track since the Oregon Lumber Company built the short-line railroad in 1906. Passengers turn back the clock even further during old-timey Western train-robbery trips, reliving the golden age of rail travel while helping the sheriff to foil an attempted heist.
The train's cars afford premium views of Mount Hood and Mount Adams, as well as brunch and dinner service. According to The Railroad Nation, the railroad's newly renovated 1955 Pullman club car combines historic nostalgia with such modern amenities as a sound system and dance floor, making it an ideal spot for special events or reenactments of Jesse James's signature line dance.