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Snoqualmie Depot's annual Halloween Train ride happens Oct. 25, 26

The Northwest Railway Museum invites all to take part in fall festivities at the Snoqualmie Depot, with the annual Halloween Train ride Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26.

The Halloween Train takes families on a scenic excursion through the Cascade foothills of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, including a ride to the top of Snoqualmie Falls on the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad.

Visitors can see a depot decorated for the harvest season, enjoy live musical entertainment by Eric Ode, discover a model train layout and an old-fashioned cider press in action, and sip hot apple cider and craft a keepsake.

While in North Bend, visitors can show their Halloween ticket at George’s Bakery and receive a free sugar cookie.

Riders receive $2 off when they come dressed in costume, and everyone in a full costume will receive a prize.

Trains depart every 75 minutes beginning at 12:01 p.m. from the Snoqualmie Depot, at 38625 S.E. King St., and at 12:31 p.m. from the North Bend Depot at 205 McClellan St. Roundtrip fares are $7 for children ages 2 to 12, $10 for adults, and $9 for riders age 62 and up.

For more information on train schedules, special events, operating hours, and the new Railway History Center, visit www.trainmuseum.org or call (425) 888-3030.

Founded in 1957, the Northwest Railway Museum is the largest railway museum in Washington and welcomes over 88,000 visitors each year. The museum operates the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad, an interpretive railway program offering antique train excursions through the Upper 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 steam locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and specialized railway equipment. The Northwest Railway Museum is located in the Snoqualmie Depot, recognized as the oldest continuously operating train station in the state.

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