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The Northwest Railway Museum has many fun and interesting programs and events to choose from. Whether it is an education program like School Train, or a special family event such as Santa Train, the Museum has a variety of options for experiencing the excitement of a working railroad and for understanding the significance of railroads in the development of the region.


santatrainSanta Train: 11,000 people visit with Santa Claus in the seasonally decorated Snoqualmie Depot during this annual event.

thomasThomas: Besides a fun train ride, young visitors get to meet Thomas, ride on a trailer car, watch a puppet show, and have an all around good time each July.


educationpeSchool Train: The Museum hosts over 1000 school age and preschool age students each spring for programming that includes educational activities and a train ride.

railroaddaysRailroad Days: This annual town festival in August includes hands-on living history activities and demonstrations, a parade, live music, timber sports, a car show, vendors, food and fun for the whole family.


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Sep 12, 2022
(Click image to see larger version) Pettibone invented the"do it all" rail crane.The Northwest Railway Museum first adopted a Pettibone Speedswing in 1994. With Hyrail gear and more than 30,000 pounds it has been used to deliver railroad ties, clean up minor incidents, perform rail exchanges, and reconstruct and demolish track up and down the line from North Bend to Snoqualmie Falls. The