Chasing Steam on the Oregon Coast with the Bounder RV


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Today we chase a steam engine powered excursion train back to the museum along the coast of Oregon.

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47 replies
  1. Heidi F
    Heidi F says:

    Think the town Is Rockaway Beach and it leaves Garibaldi, or
    ..went on it a few years back.. trains are fun to ride hope your enjoying the Oregon coast! Beautiful stops along there

  2. oneagentfrog
    oneagentfrog says:

    Good morning Dave! This is Angela from the rest stop Sunday night. My hubby Robert and I chatted with you while we got eaten up by mosquitoes. I thought about a really cool place to camp called, "Dog Lake", it is one of the best camp grounds besides Warner Mountain in the area. Even if you do not stay the night there you should check out the lake you might get a look at some pelicans, they nest there to raise babies. I didn't want to creep you out by inviting ourselves to show you the area. A lot of beauty tucked away here and there all over the place. I hope you like the map we introduced you to. You can download it on your computer so you can see a larger perspective of the area. We play with that program all the time. Total entertainment for people like us who love to explore & observe old places.
    There are a lot of geothermic activities including geysers and hot springs. Locally, Hunter's Hot Springs, a historic resort, has a geyser and a pool they invite people outside of resort guests to swim in. It was created from the geothermic activity all over our little hidden valley.
    It was a pleasure to talk to you thank you for allowing us to interrupt your evening. Please give Bella a scratch from me.
    Blessings & Safe Travels,
    Angela & Robert

  3. Linda Golden
    Linda Golden says:

    A historic landmark you might enjoy checking out – 🚂- Promontory Summit, Utah – the golden spike celebration – presentation of Central Pacific & Union Pacific olé time steam engines meeting up…I’ve been there; terrific photo shots of the re-enacted event…🚂

  4. Sharon Hunter
    Sharon Hunter says:

    My Dad and Grandpa were railroad men. Both worked 42 years each. Dad was SP, Grandpa was L&N. If you get through Sacramento check out the Train Museum. That #25 was built in 1925. 94 years old! It was also in the movie “Stand By Me” 1986 Great Video! Thanks for sharing! Don’t forget to get some Tillamook Cheese!

  5. Ke Le
    Ke Le says:

    That was quite a treat. Thanks Dave! Have you ridden the New Hope RR? Asking because I think you're from PA, right? I'm in Jersey. Didn't ride it when I had the chance. Regrets. Safe travels, hugs for Bella.

  6. freedome nomad
    freedome nomad says:

    Awesome video but them railroad tracks were terrible did you see the train jumping from right to left. I don't believe I'd be riding that train even though I love steam engines that track was terrible. But awesome video anyway YouTube is unsubscribe me from you again this week I don't understand that there's nothing wrong with your videos they should back off man YouTube trying to kill the little man

  7. mags
    mags says:

    Dave that was really cool, so glad you got to chase the train.  This may be a stupid question but I know nothing about trains.  Why was the train going backwards?  God Bless you & Bella!  Safe travels!

  8. Gail Walker
    Gail Walker says:

    Dave, I’ve lived in the Portland area for decades(from the SF Bay Area) and have yet to take that train excursion.
    We have a train excursion here locally within 4 miles of my house. If you come back through here look it up.
    Oh, there also a train excursion out of the Hood River area of Oregon east. off the 84.
    And on the 1 in Fort Bragg in Ca. there’s The Skunk train.
    If you haven’t passed Seaside yet make a quick stop to see the spot where Lewis & Clark made salt, you missed Fort Clatsop though, you would have loved that.
    And don’t forget to stop at dog friendly Cannon Beach(check Wikipedia out) & see Haystack rock.
    I hope you stopped in the Netarts, Oceanside area by Tillamook where there’s an agate beach.
    I love the north Oregon coast but I want to explore further south in the future.
    Did you know that there are sand dunes on the coast close to Florence, and I think there’s a casino you could overnight at?
    Also a casino in north Lincoln city that is close to the beach.

  9. Nivasi
    Nivasi says:

    Something about trains, they call you like a siren calls a ship. Have you been to the trains in Scranton? it's still a working train yard and pleasure ride..


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