From the warm days of summer, until the leaves have gone to fiery reds and blazing yellows. It’s a great time for a TRAIN RIDE. This is the same great train the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club operated for the past 35 years. Same train, exciting new location. The Newport/Priest River Rotary Club is the new operator.
We’ll be leaving historic Newport, WA on a regular schedule from August, until well into October. Our route follows the absolutely gorgeous Pend Oreille River. The same route, Native Americans followed and lived along for millennia. We’ll trace the footsteps and paddle strokes of early French couriers d’bois, grizzled sour dough’s on their way north to the Klondike gold rush, steamboat gamblers, loggers, miners, homesteaders, and outlaws. Our train crew knows the history, and the romance of this fantastic corner of the inland northwest. We’ll tell you about it, as the wheels and tracks make that music that made America.
SPORT runs north from Newport to the little whistle-stop at Dalkena. Along the way, you just might spot a moose or an elk. Eagles will be eyeing you from their tree tops. And, you’ll want to be on the lookout for the descendants of the Dalkena Wild Bunch Gang—nefarious train robbers and fancy women from a hundred years ago. Hang onto your wallet and your pocket watch! After a turn-around in Dalkena, we’ll have you back to Newport in about an hour and a half.
Get your ticket, and jump aboard!