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For the Love of Trains

Founded in 1957 as the Puget Sound Railway Historical Association (PSRHA), today the Northwest Railway Museum provides the public a place for visitors to experience the excitement of a working heritage railway and to learn how the railway changed everything. Through this public programming, the Museum has become a vibrant and sustainable cultural institution.

From Historical Association to Heritage Ambassador

From its beginning as an enthusiastic group of volunteers passionate about maintaining and operating a train to its reimagining as the Northwest Railway Museum (NRM), the institution has grown in scope and magnitude. Now a nationally acclaimed museum, the NRM serves its community through its Special Events, exhibit galleries, preservation of railway artifacts, and achieving landmark status for key pieces while it continues to interpret Northwest Railway history for its expanding audience. As the Museum looks to the future, its vision is to continue its efforts of conservation and restoration while creating more interpretive spaces that immerse visitors in how the railway changed everything!

None of this would be possible without the generous support from the many donors, sponsors, and local community members that allow the Museum to achieve its goals. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our ever-growing community.

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