Ride the Train

The 2017 regularly scheduled trains run Saturdays and Sundays, April through October. 

For more information about the 2017 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.

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

2017 Standard Schedule

Departing Saturdays & Sundays, April through October*

Board in Snoqualmie, North Bend, Railway History Center or Snoqualmie Falls PSE Hydroelectric Museum**. Return on any train. Round trip: approx. 2 Hours. Includes a stop at the Railway History Center.

Snoqualmie Depot

11:00 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:25 PM (to Falls & back only)

North Bend Depot

11:30 AM
1:30 PM
3:30 PM (no return to North Bend)

Railway History Center (beginning June 24, 2017)

12:15 PM
2:15 PM
4:15 (to Falls & back only) 

Snoqualmie Falls PSE Hydroelectric Museum**

12:45 PM
2:45 PM

**Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day

2017 Dates

Saturdays and Sundays
April 1- October 29, 2017

*See the Special Schedule for May 13-14 & June 17-18; August 19-20. 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.
**Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day

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.

2017 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.

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


2017 Standard Round Trip Fares

Adult             $20.00
Senior (62+)  $16.00
Child (2-12)   $10.00

Children under the age of 2 are free!

Special Schedule- Mother's, Father's, Railroad Days Weekends

2017 Special Schedule
Mother's and Father's Day Weekends
Railroad Days Weekend

Departing Saturdays & Sundays
May 13-14, June 17-18, 2017 and August 19-20, 2017*
Board in Snoqualmie or North Bend. Return on any train. Round trip: approx. 70 Minutes. Advance ticket sales are not available. Purchase tickets on site at Snoqualmie & North Bend Depots.

11:00 AM
12:30 PM
2:00 PM
3:30 PM
4:45 PM (to Falls & back only)

North Bend
11:30 AM
1:00 PM
2:30 PM
4:00 PM (no return to North Bend)

2017 Special Schedule Round Trip Fares

Adults              $20.00
Seniors (62 +)  $16.00
Children (2-12) $10.00

*No passes, discounts, coupons or group rates accepted during Mother's and Father's Day weekends or Railroad Days Weekend. This excursion does not include a stop at the Railway History Center.


Special Events

Mother's Day Special* - Mothers ride free with a paying child of any age on Mother's Day Weekend, May 13-14, 2017! See Special schedule above.

Memorial Day Weekend - Saturday thru Monday, May 27-29, 2017. 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 17-18, 2017! See Special schedule above.

Day Out With Thomas* - Friday to Sunday, July 14-16 and July 21-23, 2017.  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 12-13, 2017.

Snoqualmie Railroad Days* - Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20, 2017.   See Special schedule above.

Labor Day Weekend- Saturday thru Monday,  September 2-4, 2017.

Grandparent's Grand Excursion - Grandparents ride free with a paying grandchild of any age on Grandparent's Day Weekend, September 9-10, 2017.

Halloween Train* - Saturday and Sunday, October 21-22 and October 28-29, 2017. Halloween Storytelling Train. 

Santa Train®* - The four weekends after Thanksgiving, 2017! 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, 2017. 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

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 Center Hours: 11am - 4pm, Thursday- Sunday. Via train, Saturdays and Sundays.

Price: No admission charge to visit the Snoqualmie Depot and grounds. $10 per person admission to visit Railway History Center Campus.

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