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Extra Northwest Railway Museum train ride for Snoqualmie Railroad Days

The Northwest Railway Museum hosts a special weekday train ride, Friday, Aug. 20, during Snoqualmie Railroad Days.

Rides continue during the festival weekend. These scenic train excursions travel through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, including a ride to the top of Snoqualmie Falls and spectacular view of the river valley.

Trains depart every 90 minutes beginning at 11:01 a.m. from the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 S.E. King St. and at 11:26 a.m. from the North Bend Depot at 205 McClellan St. Roundtrip fares are $8 children for ages 2 to 12, $12 for adults and $10 for seniors ages 62 and older.

Railroad Days features live music on the main stage, food, product and crafts vendors, a beer garden featuring hometown brews from the Snoqualmie Falls Brewery and Arts at the Depot, where sightseers can visit with artists as they create their works. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Friday.

Founded in 1957, the Northwest Railway Museum is the largest railway museum in Washington State and welcomes over 88,000 visitors each year. The museum operates an interpretive railway program offering antique train excursions through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley. The museum’s collection of railway artifacts and equipment is one of the most significant in the United States and includes over 70 examples of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and specialized railway equipment. The Northwest Railway Museum is located in the Snoqualmie Depot, recognized as the oldest continuously operated train station in Washington State. For more information on train schedules, the developing Railway History Center, special events and operating hours, visit www.trainmuseum.org or call (425) 888‐303.

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