Time Travel: Go Back to 1889 on the Northwest Railway Museum Train this 4th of July

This 4th of July, the Northwest Railway Museum gives train riders a chance to travel back in time to July 4th, 1889, commemorating the very first train that traveled from Seattle to Snoqualmie – 125 years ago.

On July 4, 1889 the inaugural passenger excursion train arrived in Snoqualmie from Seattle.  Coordinated by the M.E. Church Society over the rail lines of the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway Company, that first train brought tourists from Seattle to Snoqualmie Falls and back in just one day.  That was quite a travel feat in the late 1800’s.

Commemorative 4th of July trains in Snoqualmie will re-crate what this first train to Snoqualmie from Seattle would've been like in 1889.

Commemorative 4th of July trains in Snoqualmie will re-crate what this first train to Snoqualmie from Seattle would’ve been like in 1889.

To celebrate this 125th Anniversary, two commemorative trains will depart from the historic 1890 Snoqualmie Depot to Snoqualmie Falls on July 4th – 12:30PM and 1:15PM.

During these “time travel” train excursions guests can step back in time with travelers from the 1800’s who are experiencing that first railway excursion to the valley.

Roundtrip Fares from the Snoqualmie Depot for these commemorative trains are: $12/ Adult (13-61); $10/Senior (62+) and $5/Child (2-12).  These commemorative trains do not run to North Bend.

Visitors to the museum experience the history a working railroad while learning about the important role railroads played in shaping the character of the Pacific Northwest.  The Snoqualmie Depot, exhibits and Depot Bookstore are open to the public 10AM to 5PM daily.

For more information: www.trainmuseum.org

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Riders of the commemorative July 4th trains will experience traveling with riders reenacting the first day travel trip from Seattle to Snoqualmie in 1889.

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Comments

  1. Lynn Brechtel says

    Sad we can’t do the Snoqualmie to Seattle run in 2014. We are progressing backwards.

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