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The Lewis and Clark Explorer Train

The Lewis and Clark Explorer Train

Passenger trains have returned to historic Astoria, Oregon, as part of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commemoration.

Train service, which last ran between the two cities in 1952.

Explorer Train's 2005 FINAL Season

June 3 through October 3, 2005

In its third and final season, the passenger train service running between Portland and Astoria, Oregon, travels along the Oregon shore of the Columbia River, chugging by bald eagle sanctuaries, wildlife refuges, and historical sites that were visited by the original Corps of Discovery. Relax and enjoy the ride Ė this year is your last chance!

The Lewis & Clark Explorer train will run Friday through Monday throughout the season, departing Portlandís Linnton boarding area at 7:50 a.m. Ample free parking is available at Linnton.

The Lewis & Clark Explorer Train arrives in Astoria at approximately 11:30 a.m., and departs Astoria at 4:45 p.m., arriving in Linnton at 8:50 p.m.

Passengers who disembark in Astoria can stay the night in the area, and return another day, or spend the day in historic downtown Astoria, a National Downtown Historic District, replete with unique shops, fine restaurants, and architecturally significant storefronts. The world-class Columbia River Maritime Museum and the regionís famous and recently restored Astor Column are just some of the nearby attractions. The paved, 4.6 mile River Trail offers sites and sounds of river life to those seeking to stretch their legs. The Astoria Riverfront Trolley provides the same views for those who prefer to ride. A free lodging shuttle takes passengers and their luggage to Astoria hotels. Bus service to Fort Clatsop, recently designated the Lewis & Clark National Historical Park, departs from the train station and other points in Astoria each day.

Trains will travel between Portland Union Station and Astoria along the Oregon side of the lower Columbia River.
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The route runs along several historical sites that were visited by the famous expedition, through nature preserves and over scenic river trestles.

Once in Astoria, The Columbia River Maritime Museum is within walking distance of the station. The Astoria Waterfront Trolley provides convenient transportation along Astoriaís working waterfront and historic downtown, and Sunset Empire Transit takes visitors to points of interest such as the Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Fort Stevens State Park, the Victorian-era Flavel House mansion and the Astoria Column.

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This train is sponsored by the state of Oregon and operated by the Portland & Western Railroad.

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