Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie

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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.
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.
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  • 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 »
  • Review for santa train only. A perfect little outing for small children to visit santa, go on a train ride, and kill a couple hours poking around looking at trains, and eating hot cocoa and cookies.....  more
    Review for santa train only. A perfect little outing for small children to visit santa, go on a train ride, and kill a couple hours poking around looking at trains, and eating hot cocoa and cookies.....  more »
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  • This rail ride provides leisurely entertainment for 1.5 hours. There are some interesting views, and you get to see old trains. It's especially fun with kids who haven't been on a train before.
  • 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.

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