The Northwest Railway Museum’s Steam Locomotive 924 will make its first public debut during the celebration of Snoqualmie Railroad Days at 11 a.m. Aug. 15. For visitors and residents in Downtown Snoqualmie, the 1899-built locomotive will run on the tracks between the Railway History Campus and the 1890 Snoqualmie Depot. This is the first public showing of the locomotive since its restoration began five years ago. The restoration process to date has cost more than $500,000 and work continues on the locomotive’s conservation, restoration and maintenance process.
Listed on both the King County and City of Snoqualmie Landmarks registers, future plans include special event train rides and demonstrations. During its debut on August 15, sightseers are encouraged to watch while practicing safe and healthy social distancing and mask usage. There are also numerous parking spots along the tracks in downtown Snoqualmie to watch from private vehicles.
For more information on train schedules, special events and operating hours, visit TrainMuseum.org or call 425-888-3030.