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Trip Planner: USA / Washington State / Snoqualmie / Northwest Railway Museum
The Northwest Railway Museum (NRM) is a railroad museum in Snoqualmie, King County, Washington. It incorporates a heritage railway, historic depot, exhibit hall, library, and collection care center, and serves more than 130,000 visitors per year.Put Northwest Railway Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Snoqualmie trip builder tool.
The heritage railway incorporates five miles of the line constructed in 1889 by the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway (SLS&E), which was Seattle's response to the Northern Pacific's selecting Tacoma as their terminus. The SLS&E was later absorbed by the Northern Pacific.
Northwest Railway Museum reviews
We took our son on the train ride they offer from Snoqualmie to North Bend and he loved it. There is a train museum at the end of the trip that has a lot of interesting train cars to view. There is.... more
We took our son on the train ride they offer from Snoqualmie to North Bend and he loved it. There is a train museum at the end of the trip that has a lot of interesting train cars to view. There is.... more »
We visited on a rainy day just before Christmas. The Santa train was no longer running and everywhere was quiet, so we could just get a flavour, a small glimpse, of what is normally on offer. The...
We visited on a rainy day just before Christmas. The Santa train was no longer running and everywhere was quiet, so we could just get a flavour, a small glimpse, of what is normally on offer. The... more »
Definitely a place to take your kids! I came on a quiet weekend and wasn't crowded at all. My first time here was when my grandparents took me on my first stream locomotive ride through here. A saw mill rail cart initially caught my eye and I wanted to check it out. The tree was a nice 10-12 feet across. It's pretty spectacular that there was so much old growth that was that big back in the day. Back at the depot, they have an assortment of engines and passenger cars that you can take a look at. There is also a book store and museum! If you want to take a walk, head west along the main road (there is a walking trail) and you'll come across a lot of vintage rail engines with interesting histories and purposes. On the weekends after April to December, they offer train rides that I believe go down to Snoqualmie falls from the North Bend depot that pass through here. A Thomas train and a Christmas train also run at other times of the year.
The museum is nice and it has old artifacts and items from when it was built. It also had some stories to tell which really intrigued us. We didn't get a chance to ride the train but we explored the place and read the history of it. It's definitely one of the great stops you can take at the town. Parking is plentiful you just have to be lucky to get a close one to the town or have to walk for a bit.
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