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Local Interest

Washington Steam Railroads and Locomotives - Extant rail history in Washington State.

Issaquah History Museums - Issaquah Depot, Gilman Town Hall and more.

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce - Listing area businesses, attractions and events.

Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society - History of the Snoqualmie Valley.

Cedar River Watershed Education Center-  Exhibits and tours about region's drinking water, forests and wildlife.

King County Snapshots - An online library of King County historical images including nearly 100 images from the Northwest Railway Museum Collection.

Camlann Medieval Village- Living History site focused on Medieval England.

USFS Snoqualmie District North Bend Ranger Station- Information on hiking and recreational opportunities

Railroad Companies

Amtrak - Provides rail passenger service from Seattle.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway - Incorporating local railways including the Northern Pacific Railway, the Great Northern Railway, and the Spokane Portland and Seattle Railway.

Canadian Pacific Railway - Canada's first transcontinental railway terminates in Vancouver, B.C., about 2 1/2 hours drive from the Northwest Railway Museum.  Canadian Pacific Railway operates a site dedicated to their history at  It  includes images taken throughout their history.

Montana Rail Link - Former Northern Pacific Railway mainline across Montana owned and operated by this Washington Group company.

Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad - Former BNSF (Northern Pacific Railway) branch to Grays Harbor and Bangor, WA.

Tacoma Rail - Formerly known as the Tacoma Municipal Belt Line Railway, it is owned by the City of Tacoma and handles freight traffic in and around Tacoma.

Union Pacific Railroad - Now incorporating the Southern Pacific Railroad, this road completed America's first transcontinental railway in 1869.It provides rail freight service into the Port of Seattle.

Via Rail - Canada's rail passenger service with service connecting Vancouver, BC with eastern Canada.

Railroad Interests

Burke-Gilman Trail - Walk or bike the route of the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway from Fremont to Woodinville.

Trains - The Magazine of Railroading.

LGB - G Scale trains from Germany for indoors and out.

Mallets in the Tall Timber - All about logging Mallet-type steam locomotives

Operation Lifesaver - Railway and crossing safety advocacy.

Railfan and Railroad Magazine - Everything for the railfan.

Shay Steam Locomotives - An all time roster of shay locomotives including a list of all surviving examples.

Surviving Steam Locomotives - A listing of all surviving steam locomotives in North America.

NMRA - National Model Railroad Association.

USA By Rail - Useful rail travel tips.

Washington Steam Railroads and Locomotives - Extant rail history in Washington State.

Railroad Historical Societies & Museums

Amtrak Historical Society - Amtrak was created in 1971 to provide rail passenger service throughout the United States.

Association of Railway Museums - A professional association that educates and advocates railway heritage and promotes museum practices for railway museums.

Canadian Museum of Rail Travel - A museum in Cranbrook, British Columbia is dedicated to the preservation of passenger trains of different eras.

Chehalis - Centralia Railroad - Train rides

Great Northern Railway Historical Society - James J. Hill's line completed in 1893

Lake Whatcom Railway - Rail tours on summer Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Milwaukee Road Historical Society - The Milwaukee Road was this nation's last transcontinental.  It crossed over Snoqualmie Pass and terminated in Seattle.

Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad - A program of Washington Forestry Museum

National Railroad Historical Society - Railroading yesterday and today.

Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association - The Northwest's first transcontinental terminating in Tacoma, WA.

Pullman, George - PBS's American Experience profiles the life of George Pullman.

Railway and Locomotive Historical Society - The continent's oldest organization dedicated to railway history.

Spokane Portland and Seattle Railway Historical Society - The SP&S was jointly owned by the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific and connected Spokane with Portland. Other important important branches went to Astoria, OR; Bend, OR; and Eugene, OR

Tourist Railway Association - Tourist rails and more.

Union Pacific Historical Society - North America's first transcontinental railroad.  The Union Pacific operates into Seattle and several of this railroad's representative artifacts can be found at the Northwest Railway Museum.