The Northwest Railway Museum

The Railroad Changed Everything

aka Snoqualmie Valley Railroad   |   Snoqualmie, WA   |  http://www.TrainMuseum.org

Mission

The Mission of the Northwest Railway Museum is to develop and operate an outstanding railway museum where the public can experience the excitement of a working railway, and see and understand the role of railways in the development of Washington State and adjacent areas.

Ruling year info

1961

Executive Director

Mr. Richard R Anderson

Main address

PO Box 459 9312 Stone Quarry Road

Snoqualmie, WA 98065 USA

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Formerly known as

Puget Sound Railway Historical Association

EIN

91-6054975

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

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Northwest Railway Museum

Snoqualmie Depot

- Incorporates displays interpreting the purpose and function of a train station.
- Features outdoor displays of restored railway equipment
- Home to the Museum's gift shop, the Depot Bookstore, featuring published material on railway history and technology.
- Major tourist attraction receiving over 120,00 visitors in 2018.

Interpretive Railway Operation

- Features regular weekend operation from April to October and received over 48,000 guests in 2018.
- Includes annual Santa Train excursion to visit Santa Claus.
- School Train instructs school-age children on railway safety and local railway history.

Running Trades Program

- Trains Volunteers to be Brakemen, Conductors, Firemen, and Engineers and to operate the Museum's Interpretive Railway.
- Qualified Volunteers operate all railway equipment.
- Over 198 volunteers were involved in 2018.

Research Library

- Thousands of volumes exclusively on railway history and technology.
- Collection of railway timetables, promotional material and operating manuals.
- Located in the Railway Education Center and open by appointment to researchers.

Population(s) Served

Fully restored 1890-built train station that features exhibits about the railroad's role in the local community, and includes a unique book store that specializes in railroad history. There is no charge to visit the Snoqualmie Depot.

Population(s) Served

Excursions on the Museum's railroad that extends between North Bend and Snoqualmie Falls.

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The Northwest Railway Museum

Board of directors
as of 04/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Steve Ater

Northwest Railway Museum

Term: 2018 -

Jon Beveridge

Susan Hankins

Dennis Snook

Sam Metzler

Mark Hahn

Steve Ater

Thom Wunder

Tom Watson

Don Detrick

David Olix

Dan Dawson