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
This was the first time my wife and I had rode this train. It is a simple back and forth run between Snoqualmie Falls and North Bend. Unfortunately, there is not much regarding a view of the falls... more »
We enjoyed touring and reading the history of the Northwest Railway. A lot of old trains and service cars that helped keep the transportation alive for 150 years. The staff was very knowledgeable and.... more »
Nice historical location. There are quite a few unique old railway trains out here which you can see. Some of the cool ones are behind a fence though, where others you can get closer to. The original station and lumber history is in great shape, and this is a place that any train enthusiast should see. Depending on when you come, it kind of has that "Twin Peaks" vibe to the place.
We paid extra for the "Grand Tour". The docent led experience was great. Our docent was very knowledgeable. It's however, a VERY short train ride, and the trip to the falls was disappointing. You don't actually see much at all. The plateau at the top of the falls and then the valley below. No actual sight of the falls themselves.
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