The Newport WA, Priest River, ID Rotary Club was chartered in 1996 and is located in the middle of Pend O’reille County in North Eastern Washington. In 2017 the excursion train ride was moved down from the northern part of the county to beautiful Newport, WA. The Rotary will partner with the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad to operate their new excursion ride, the Scenic Pend Oreille River Train or SPORT.
Using three classic railroad coaches, three open-air cars converted from various rolling stock, and one caboose, this 20-mile round-trip takes approximately one and a half hours and is very affordable for the whole family. Two of the cars are leased from Inland Empire Railroad Historical Society.
We gratefully acknowledge the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad, staff and crew, without whose help our holiday weekend rides would not be possible. Without their dedication and commitment, we would not be able to make this ride available to you.