Winter Train Rides Begin at the Northwest Railway Museum

The Northwest Railway Museum is happy to announce that scenic winter, socially-distanced, train rides through the upper Snoqualmie Valley will begin on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

This is the first time in the Museum’s history that visitors can enjoy a 90 minute train excursion onboard historic rail equipment along the Museum’s 5.5 miles of track during the winter months of January – March. The ride includes the ever-popular scenic view from the top of Snoqualmie Falls, where guests can enjoy the river valley’s breathtaking sight below.

Winter train rides will be available on Saturdays from January 16 – March 27 (weather permitting.) Passengers can choose to begin their ride at either the North Bend Depot (205 E McClellan Street, North Bend, WA 98045) or the Snoqualmie Depot (38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie WA 98065). The train will depart from the North Bend Depot at 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, and 1:30 PM. Snoqualmie Depot departures are at 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket prices are: Adults $20.00, Children (ages 2-12) $10.00, Seniors (62+) $16.00.

For more information or to order tickets, go to TrainMuseum.org. (NRMMembers can call the Depot Bookstore at 425.888.3030 extension 7202 to reserve their tickets.)

To ensure a safe experience, limited capacity and social distancing of seating along with frequent cleanings will be performed. All visitors 2 years of age and older are asked to wear masks, and pursuant to state law, masks are required for all visitors 5 years and older.

About the Northwest Railway Museum

The Museum was founded in 1957 and is the largest railway museum in Washington State. It serves more than 130,000 visitors per year, and is known for popular family programs including Santa Train®, School Train, Day Out With Thomas™, Halloween Storytelling Train and Snoqualmie Railroad Days.

The Museum operates an interpretive program offering heritage railway excursions through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, and interpretive exhibits that illustrate the role the railway played in the settlement and development of the region. The Museum’s collection of railway cars, locomotives and equipment is one of the most significant in the wester Unites States, and includes over 70 examples of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and specialized railway equipment.

The Northwest Railway Museum is centered in the Snoqualmie Depot, recognized as the oldest continuously operated train station in Washington State. Self-guided tours of the Train Shed Exhibit Hall at the Railway History Center campus on Stone Quarry Road are included on train rides and for walk up visitors. Guided Grand Tours include visits inside the historic “Messenger of Peace” chapel car, Caboose 001, and the shop floor of the Conservation & Restoration Workshop. For more information on train schedules, special events and operating hours, visit: TrainMuseum.org or call 425.888.3030.

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