Clamshell Railroad Days 2023


July 15, 2023 - July 16, 2023    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum
115 SE Lake St, Ilwaco, WA, 98624, Columbia Pacific

Event Type

Clamshell Railroad Days, an annual celebration of model trains and local train history, is back at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum July 15th and 16th. The event will run from 10:00am-4:00pm both days and will feature model train layouts from a number of regional train clubs. Admission is $5 for the weekend and includes a commemorative button. Children under 12 are free. Proceeds go to supporting museum operations.

Layouts from a variety of regional model railroad clubs will be on display including the Cascade Z Modelers, Mt. Rainier N Scale Club, Longview, Kelso and Rainier Model Railroad Clubs, Pacific Northwest On30 Modular Group and our local Peninsula Model Rail-road Club. Also on display will be a perennial favorite, Dean and Donna Mead’s LEGO Train. Lone Wolfe Forge will again be onsite doing blacksmithing demonstrations.

CPHM’s historic Railcar NAHCOTTA will be open for viewing Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-Noon and 2:00pm-3:30pm. “Take and Make” craft kits will be available for kids at the museum until supplies run out. The American Legion Post 48 will have a hot dog stand both days. On Saturday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 10:00am, Community Historian Michael Lemeshko will lead walking tours on the early history of Ilwaco. Reservations are required for the tour. Call the museum for more details and reservations 360-642-3446.

All aboard for a fun weekend at the Museum!