Spokane, Portland & Seattle Coach #276

The 276 was interior was painted with a light blue paint shortly after arriving at the Museum.   Unfortunately, this color was not an accurate representation of how the car appeared during its service life on the SP&S Railway. Careful sanding of interior surfaces allowed restoration volunteers to determine that original interior colors were light green on the walls and with a tan ceiling.

276 Before paint 276 Interior panel


One inevitability of the great northwest is rain and unfortunately it is very hard on railroad cars.  The panel was located between two windows inside the car.  A pin hole leak in the car's steel roof allowed water to collect behind this steel panel causing the damage.  Five other panels were also damaged in this manner and were replaced with new sheet metal fabrications.  Similarly, the window frame located next to these panels were damaged and were replaced with new fabrications.

Special Update


Why do we still require masks? Transportation Security Adminsitration ("TSA") regulations currently require all railways, airlines and buses to have persons masked through January 2022. Though social distancing regulations are loosening in much of the region, the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad falls under the jurisdiction of the Federal Railway Administration and TSA. We ask that all visitors over the age of 2 and require for those over the age of 5 to wear a mask that covers both nose and mouth while visiting. By order of King County, proof of vaccination will be required beginning October 25 for all visitors aged 12 and older. The vaccine requirement is a legal mandate imposed by King County. The Museum is required to enforce the law as a condition of remaining open to the public. The Museum has already lost $1.4 million from closures and capacity reductions, further closures would be absolutely disasterous to the Museum. For more information about our social distancing restrictions please visit our Social Distancing Updates page.

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Snoqualmie Depot Hours: 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week. No admission charge to visit the depot and grounds

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

Railway History Campus Hours:  Closed Thanksgiving, December 18, 2021-February 18, 2022. Beginning February 19, 2022, Wednesdays through Mondays, 11am to 4pm.

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