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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.


Steve Haugen

Sunday, May 27, 2018
This is the worst railroad museum I have visited. You are not allowed in any of the rail cars. There is only one restored car. The Depot museum is very small. The history center that stores most of the train equipment is very limited on what you can see and do. For $10 per person this is also over priced. Maybe years from now when more cars are restored this would be worth visiting but they also need to let visitors inside of the cars.

Michael Wood

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
These guys have a a bunch of really awesome old trains. They've repaired several of them and the old dirty ones are so cool looking! The tour lasted 2 hours all together. You go by Snoqualmie Falls and through the towns of Snoqualmie and North Bend. *Easter egg: the show Twin Peaks was filmed here. There's a painting of the title logo on the back side of a building on your way to the museum.

Roelof Nel

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
If you love old trains, this place is for you. Make sure to take a ride on the train! You may even see Thomas!

Dorin Jannotta

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Some really nice restored trains but I'd only give the museums a 4/5 because your not allowed to go into anything and they charge the full admission for toddlers.

Joshua Burbach

Saturday, May 19, 2018
I really like this place, only a couple trains in the center of tow but you can tell they really care. Best of all free!

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