Ride the Train

Thank you for joining us for our 2015 Regular Weekend Season which ran April through October. Our next trains will run for Santa Train. Tickets should be purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased here.

For more information about the exciting additions to the 2016 season, departure times and pricing click below.

The Program

Celebrate over 50 years of public programs at the Northwest Railway Museum.

Our mission is to operate an outstanding railroad museum where the public can experience the excitement of a working railroad and see and understand the role of railroads in the development and settlement of Washington State and adjacent areas. As part of this mission, the Museum operates an Interpretive Railway Program called the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad. This five mile common carrier railroad allows museum visitors to experience a train excursion aboard historic railroad coaches through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley.

Train excursions depart from both the Snoqualmie Depot and the North Bend Depot. Passengers may disembark to visit and catch a later train back to their depot.

Beginning in April 2016 - To sharVisitors posing with Locomotive 11.e how the Railroad Changed Everything, all regular train excursions include a stop at the Railway History Center for a 30 minute visit in the Train Shed Exhibit Building. Following their Train Shed visit, passengers reboard the train and continue west to the crest of Snoqualmie Falls with views of the scenic lower river valley. The train then goes back east with a stop at the Snoqualmie Depot.

Trains operate on Saturdays and Sundays, April through October. The Snoqualmie Valley Railroad is also the centerpiece for many Museum Programs including Mother's and Father's Day Weekend Excursions, the Running Trades Volunteer  Program, School Train,  Santa Train, and Day Out With ThomasTM.



Standard Schedule and Fares

2016 Standard Schedule

Departing Saturdays & Sundays, April through October*

Board in Snoqualmie or North Bend. Return on any train. Round trip: approx. 2 Hours. Includes a stop at the Railway History Center.
Snoqualmie North Bend
11:00 AM 11:30 AM
1:00 PM 1:30 PM
3:00 PM 3:30 PM (no return to North Bend)
4:25 PM (to Falls & back only)  

2016 Standard Round Trip Fares

  Diesel Fares Steam Fares
Adults $18.00 $22.00
Seniors (62 and older) $16.00 $20.00
Children (2-12) $10.00 $12.00
Under 2 are free!

2016 Diesel and Steam Dates

Diesel Dates
Saturdays and Sundays
April 2- June 26*, September 10-October 16, 2016

Steam Dates
Saturdays and Sundays 
May 28-30, July 2-10, July 30-September 5*, October 22-23 & 29-30, 2016**


2016 Group Discounts

The Northwest Railway Museum is pleased to extend a discount of 10% to groups of 10 or more when one person pays for all.  Groups of 20 or more that book and pay for their tickets at least one week in advance are entitled to a 20% discount.  Sorry, group discounts may not be combined with any other offer.

*See the Special Schedule for May 7-8 & June 18-19; See the Steam Dates for Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30. See the Special Schedule for August 19-21.
** No passes, discounts, coupons or group rates accepted during Mother's and Father's Day Weekends, Railroad Days Weekend, Day Out With Thomas, Halloween Train or Santa Train.

The Museum accepts cash, checks with a western Washington address and phone number, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Sorry, prices are subject to change without notice.

Mothers DayMothers ride free with a paying child on Mother's Day Weekend

Special Schedule

2016 Special Schedule- Steam Train
Mother's and Father's Day Weekends
Railroad Days Weekend

Departing Saturdays & Sundays
May 7-8, June 18-19, 2016 and August 19-21, 2016*
Board in Snoqualmie or North Bend. Return on any train. Round trip: approx. 70 Minutes. Separate diesel train ride to Railway History Center available subject to availablity.

Snoqualmie North Bend
11:00 AM 11:30 AM
12:30 PM 1:00 PM
2:00 PM 2:30
3:30 PM 4:00 PM (no return to North Bend)
4:45 PM (to Falls & back only)  

2016 Special Schedule Round Trip Fares

Adults $22.00
Seniors (62 and older) $20.00
Children (2-12) $12.00
Under 2 are free!


*No passes, discounts, coupons or group rates accepted during Mother's and Father's Day weekends or Railroad Days Weekend. A separate trip to the Railway History Center is available these weekends, but this excursion does not include the stop.


Special Events

Mother's Day Special* - Mothers ride free with a paying child of any age on Mother's Day Weekend, May 7-8, 2016!  See Special schedule above.

Memorial Day Weekend - Saturday thru Monday, May 28-30, 2016.  See steam train schedule above. To commemorate the holiday, the museum offers a $5 roundtrip train fare to anyone with a valid current military ID card & their dependant family members.

Father's Day Weekend* - Fathers ride free with a paying child of any age on Father's Day Weekend, June 18-19, 2016. See Special schedule above.

Day Out With Thomas* - Friday to Sunday, July 15-17 and July 22-24, 2016.  Regular excursions will be suspended to allow for this special children's event featuring the well-known locomotive.  Sorry, the Snoqualmie Depot and grounds will not be accessible to visitors without tickets. Members have an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance by mail (beginning in the spring).  Please note that regular trains do not operate during this event.

North Bend Festival at Mt. Si
- August 13-14, 2016. See steam train schedule above.

Weekday Train! - Friday, August 19, 2016 - part of Snoqualmie Railroad Days -  See Special schedule above.

Snoqualmie Railroad Days* - Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 19-21, 2016.   See Special schedule above.

Labor Day Weekend- Saturday thru Monday,  September 3-5, 2016.  See steam train schedule above.

Grandparent's Grand Excursion - Grandparents ride free with a paying grandchild of any age on Grandparent's Day Weekend, September 10-11, 2016.  See diesel train schedule above.

Halloween Train* - Saturday and Sunday October 22-23 and October 29-31, 2016. See steam train schedule above.

Santa Train®* - The four weekends after Thanksgiving, 2016!  November 26-27, December 3-4, 10-11,  (Friday)16-17, 2016.  Ride the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad to visit Santa Claus inside the Snoqualmie Depot. Santa Train sells out every year, so get your tickets early.  Members receive early notice and a discount.

*BLACKOUT DATES: No passes, discounts, coupons or groups rates accepted.


  1. Regular train excursions are suspended during Day Out With ThomasTM, 2016. Grounds are closed to non-ticket holders.
  2. Train schedules are subject to change without notice.
  3. Please, no smoking, food, drinks or pets on the train.

RR Day crowdVisitors prepare to board the train during the annual Railroad Days festival.



Northwest Railway Museum coaches are authentic and historically accurate.  They feature limited doorway widths and steep stairwells not fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Our train crews are always prepared to assist you when entraining or detraining. However train crews are not permitted to lift or carry passengers on or off the train, but we do have a hand-crank wheel chair lift for wheelchair bound passengers.  Please advise the train crew about your special needs prior to boarding so they may best meet your requirements.


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Museum Hours

Depot Hours: 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. There is limited access during Day Out With Thomas and Santa Train events.

Price: No admission charge to visit the depot and grounds.

Riding the Train: The train runs Saturdays and Sundays, April through the end of October.