Halloween Storytelling Train begins this weekend

The two-hour event will run during two remaining weekends of October.

Fall has returned and so has the Halloween Storytelling Train.

Participants can take a trip on Oct. 19, 20, 26 or 27. The trains depart from the Snoqualmie Depot at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. And in North Bend, departure times are 11:25 a.m. and 1:25 p.m.

The ride is about two hours long, including a 30 minute stop at the Train Shed exhibit building. That’s where family-friendly stories will be shared, cider press demonstrations conducted and attendees can operate a small cider press.

The Train Shed also houses a variety of museum exhibits including Wellington Remembered and Chapel Car Messenger of Peace, according to the Northwest Railway Museum website.

The Halloween Storytelling Train has been a recurring event for the past five years, and is a variation of a fall-themed event which began in the mid 1970s, said executive director Richard Anderson.

When passengers reboard the train, the journey takes them to a scenic outlook near Snoqualmie Falls before returning to the Snoqualmie Depot.

“The fall colors are out in all their glory,” he said on the train ride. “It’s actually gorgeous up here.”

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Children who arrive in costume will receive a small prize. For more information go online to http://bit.ly/2MfjT5p.