The Northwest Railway Museum is a Washington non-profit corporation and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax exempt public charity under the Internal Revenue Code section 501 (c) 3. The organization is not a private foundation as defined by the Internal Revenue Code section 509.
The Snoqualmie Depot is on the National Register of Historic Places and the King County/Snoqualmie Landmarks Register, and is the centerpiece of the City of Snoqualmie's Historic District. The Museum's tracks are entirely within the Mountains to Sound Greenway, and are adjacent to Snoqualmie Falls and the King County Trail System. The tracks pass by the Snoqualmie Falls Generating Station, the world's first underground hydroelectric generating station, which is designated as a Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Interpretive Railway Operation
Train Shed Exhibit Hall
Running Trades Program
The small objects collection includes many smaller railroad artifacts, such as dining car china, tools, signs, uniforms, sample parts, and lanterns.
The City of Snoqualmie Comprehensive Plan lists the Railway Museum as an important economic and cultural asset.
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Vision identifies the region as rich in railway history and calls for the establishment of a railway interpretive center in the Snoqualmie area.
Recreation In A Rural Economy identifies the Museum as "an exceptionally important recreational feature that links both towns and will produce increasing economic benefits in the future."
Washington State Parks recognizes the Museum as having the greatest interpretive potential of any similar organization in the state.