What a year it has been! From Valentine Sweetheart Trains and Easter Egg Hunt Trains in the spring to Pumpkin Train Rides and the favored Holiday Train Rides, over 100 volunteers with an excess of 2,443 recorded volunteer hours, provided an entertaining experience for young and old alike aboard the Steam Train operated by the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad. Monthly Dinner Trains and Murder Mystery Dinner Trains, as well as all other special event trains, were often sold out weeks in advance, making this one of the most sought after attractions in our local community. During the recent holiday season, The Polar Express™ and the Santa Steam Train carried a total of 3,500 passengers who visited with Santa during his 36 trips to the North Pole and into the winter wonderland west of Chehalis. Many of these passengers were visitors from out of the area. It has become a family tradition for so many. The Steam Train thanks all those who helped this year and invite you to save the dates for 2019. First up are the Sweetheart Dinner Trains, February 9, 10 and 16, 17. For details about the 2019 Season, including special events, charters and regular season runs please see SteamTrainRide.com.