About Us

The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad is a registered non-profit museum organization (501c3).  We operate over the former Southern Pacific and Port of Tillamook Bay Railroads.  We operate regularly scheduled trains between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach in the summer months and special event trains throughout the year over the rest of the line.  Our line extends from the Tillamook Air Museum blimp hangar on the South side of Tillamook through Garibaldi, Rockaway Beach, and Wheeler where the tracks turn to the East and head up into the coast range along the remote and breathtaking Nehalem and Salmonberry River canyons.

Founded by Scott and Kim Wickert in 2003, the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad (OCSR) has grown from its humble beginnings dodging freight trains in Garibaldi on weekend runs to Rockaway Beach and Wheeler. OCSR is now the sole operator of 46 miles of the railroad between the Tillamook Airport and .2 miles east of the railroad siding of Enright on the Oregon Coast Range.  We offer daily excursions in the summer months and special excursions throughout the year.  Our schedules and special excursion pages have more details for how to catch a ride on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Salmonberry
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Scott

With small boarding areas originally built by the Port of Tillamook Bay to support a basic tourist operation known as the Oregon Coast Explorer,  Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad departs from three depots: Garibaldi, Rockaway Beach, and Wheeler. Each depot has public restrooms available, and nearby shops and activities for everyone to enjoy.

We have an extensive equipment roster that includes numerous historic steam and diesel locomotives along with a growing fleet of passenger cars, freight cars, maintenance of way equipment, and even the original Pacific Railway & Navigation Co. depot in Tillamook.  All of the equipment and track is operated and maintained by the volunteer crew of the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer contact us at info@oregoncoastscenic.org

We hope to see you on board soon!