The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad operates scenic excursion Dinner Trains from our small Depot in Wheeler, Oregon. Each excursion is a three hour journey along the rugged and scenic Nehalem River Canyon and includes a variety of seating and meal options. All trains depart from Wheeler, Oregon. Departure times vary by season.
The Nehalem River Dinner Train offers two seating options for our Dinner Train excursions: Club Car seating and Dining Car seating, see details below for both seating types.
Dining Car: (Tickets range in price from $76.50 - $81) This three hour excursion offers Passengers the opportunity to take in the scenic Nehalem River Canyon while we travel from Wheeler to Salmonberry and back.
Reserved seating options allow you to select the table size and view for you and your group (2 person or 4 person tables available on both sides of the train). River view tables offer passengers scenic views of the Nehalem River itself while Canyon View tables offer up close views of the numerous waterfalls and streams that flow into the Nehalem from the surrounding narrow canyon walls and surrounding mountains. All seats have gorgeous views of the Tillamook Forest and offer the opportunity to see wildlife along the line.
Each ticket includes reserved seating in our Dining Car. Dinner includes a full four course catered meal and offers each passenger their choice of entree:
- Prime Rib with Horseradish Sauce;
- Baked Wild Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce; or
- Herb Pork Loin with a light gravy
Meal includes: Appetizer, dinner salad, entree, and a seasonal desert.
Coffee, soda, and water are complimentary with a selection of beer and wine available for purchase.
*Dining Car ticket sales close the Wednesday before the departure date, Club Car tickets are available for sale right up to departure time.
Club Car: (Tickets $35 / each) This new service offering welcomes our passengers to join us for a ride to enjoy the scenery along the Nehalem River without the dinner option.
While riding with the Dinner Train the Club Car offers an open seating environment that will from time to time play host to local food, beer and wine vendors to sample along the journey. Take in the view in this relaxed environment priced for the whole family to enjoy.
Club Car Passengers are welcome to bring their own snacks, board games, or anything else along for the ride. Seating in the Club car is open so feel free to move around, meet your fellow passengers, and socialize in this informal setting. Please no outside beer or wine.
*Club Car tickets are available for sale right up to departure time, walkup Club Car tickets are available but seating may be limited. Will Call or Reserved Tickets are encouraged to guarantee seating availability.
This is our first year offering the club car seating, we are in the process of working the bugs out of the service so please bear with us while we learn and evolve the service into something great.