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.
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Tours run on select Saturdays and Sundays in March and April. Choose a 360-degree view in the sky dome, relax at a table in Diamond class with a large picture window, or peer out at Mount Hood and Mount Adams from the standard class areas.
During this new excursion, passengers will be joined by a crew of bootleggers using the train to bring whiskey from the mountains to the Columbia River. The train often rolls past idyllic vineyard landscapes and blossoming orchards, and a 1-hour stop at Parkdale lets passengers stretch their legs in the fresh mountain air before the return trip. Concessions are available on the train for an added cost and an Apple Valley BBQ lunch is available for $10 per person (not included with this Groupon).
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.
While aboard, Mount Hood and Mount Adams provide picturesque backdrops. According to The Railroad Nation, the railroad's newly-renovated 1955 Pullman club car combines historic nostalgia with modern amenities. Passengers are also welcome to taste some regional flavors from freshly-prepared meals sourced from local ingredients made right on the train.