Friday, January 22, 2010

Old Photo Friday: Spirit of Washington Dinner Train

Who: Sandra and Mom (Jennifer)
What: Lunch/Dinner aboard the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train
Where: Renton, Wa to Woodinville, Wa and back
When: Spring 1997-1998

The Spirit of Washington dinner train operated for 15 years out of Renton starting in the summer of 1993, with trips heading from a restored depot Burnett Station to the Columbia Winery in Woodinville and back. In the summer of 2007, the train was forced to change starting locations to Tacoma when the owners of the Woodinville Subdivision did not extend their contract. On October 29, 2007 the operators of the dinner train announced that they would be shutting down due to poor ridership.

Mom, I still have the recipe for the wonderful grapefruit salad they served if you are ever interested!