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Snoqualmie - Northwest Railway Museum

38625 South East King Street


To develop and operate an outstanding railroad museum that provides the public a place to experience the excitement of a working railroad and to see and understand the significance of railroads in the development of Washington and adjacent areas.

About Us:-

The Northwest Railway Museum is a Washington non-profit corporation and is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation. The Northwest Railway Museum is not a foundation as defined by Internal Revenue Service regulations.

The Museum was founded in 1957 as the Puget Sound Railway Historical Association. In September 1999 the name was formally changed to The Northwest Railway Museum. It is the largest and most comprehensive railway museum in Washington State and was visited by over 80,000 people last year.


Major achievements of the Northwest Railway Museum include:

Preservation and operation of a five mile historic railway, including extension into downtown North Bend.

Complete restoration of the 1890 built Snoqualmie Depot.

Amassing a Collection representative of Northwest railroading.

Successful operation of an interpretive railway for nearly 40 years.

Development and implementation of a training program allowing volunteers to operate trains and engines.

Successful administration of over $4 million in grants and donations.

Restoration of numerous historic railway transportation artifacts.

Establishment of a Railway Research Library.

Development and operation of a unique and successful Museum Store.

Funding and restoration of a major railroad bridge in North Bend.

Community involvement.


DaveJules Walsh

Thursday, March 1, 2018
I was born and raised in Snoqualmie. I never knew how unique and frankly adorable it was to have this place available. The history that has run through this small town (well not that small anymore) is extremely interesting. If you can, get tickets to ride the Santa train and Thomas the train always comes to town each year.

Melissa Coffield

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
Great place! My children love trains and we went foir the "Day out With Thomas" event. It was fantastic. We loved the train ride and the speed train ride. If you go, I recommend visiting Snoqualmie Falls as well. It is only a hop skip and a jump away (walking distance) plus you get to walk across a really neat pedestrian bridge.

Gregory Blake

Thursday, March 8, 2018
We had a wine tasting here. The rail cars were cool. I especially enjoyed the Korean war cart.

Emily Lou

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
Interesting historical train station with some cool train cars in the yard. Would be a great place to hang out with kids it train buffs on a sunny day!

Michelle Lea

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
My 3yr old had an amazing time riding the train, meeting the conductor. He can't wait for Thomas to come this summer.

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