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Address: 211 SW Austin, Baker City, OR 97814
Phone Number: (541) 894-2268
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Ride a Real Oregon Logging Train!

So where in Oregon can you see, smell and almost taste what it was like to be on a logging train? Sumpter, Oregon. Occasionally, enjoy a real gold rush train robbery too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

So where in Oregon can you see, smell and almost taste what it was like to be on a logging train? Sumpter, Oregon. Occasionally, enjoy a real gold rush train robbery too. Sumpter Valley also has or had one of the highest concentraions of gold of any mining place in the world! In fact over one cubic yard of the... More 

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oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We really enjoyed this. Do call ahead and make sure of the hours we just happened to get there right before the train left it seems to run 2 times a day on Saturday and Sunday and sometimes for special events. The people running this were very kind and knowledgeable about the whole operation and watching them put water in... More 

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Overgaard, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was a lot of fun to visit the old station, or one that had been re-built to look like the original. The rail cars were interesting and a lot of fun to walk around in, and they had been some what restored to the original. Over a fun side trip, and alot of fun for kids although I think... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Both adults and children in our group loved the train ride. The conductor and crew are knowledgeable and friendly, sharing the nitty-gritty (and very interesting!) details of the Sumpter Valley Railway and train.

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Kennewick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Our photography club rented #19 for a day of photography. The train took us to good spots and the train backed up and would come forward and steam and black smoke would come out of the stack. We did this from 8:00 - 4:00. It brought us back to Sumpter for a hour and half for lunch. The volunteers that... More 

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Nampa, ID
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was our 2nd ride on the Sumpter Valley Railway - and this was a fall foliage and train photographers ride. It's an all day affair (if you stay for the one-time night shoot it's something like 14 hours of fun.) We hit the right light and the folks running the Railway know all the best spots. We got on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a good time on an old Steam Locomotive, 30 min. ride on the train to Sumpter from McEwen , which is about 10 miles from Sumpter. Prices were reasonable for the round trip ride. Saw lots of wildlife on the ride.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

While staying in Baker City, OR, we saw an add for this train ride at the hotel. After reading reviews we decided to try it and we had a great time. The drive out was very pretty as we followed the river through the mountains. The station was easy to find and we bought our round trip tickets there. The... More 

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Syracuse, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We saw deer, a hawk and ducks on the ride! It was a fun little ride! Don't expect much out of the depots as far as shopping and you won't be disappointed.

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Alva, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

What wonderful comfortable easy ride either inside or in an open car or both. The scenery is of a stark mining area but with many ponds and wildlife present. The Railway staff are as informative and helpful as anyone could ask for. My wife and I enjoyed our ride and wouldn't hesitate suggesting others should do the same.

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