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Ride the Train

Join the Adventure

Ride the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad aboard historic coaches through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley along 5.5 miles of the original 1880s Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway line.

Enjoy a 2-hour round trip excursion from either Snoqualmie Depot or North Bend Depot. Continue west to the top of Snoqualmie Falls, a sacred site of the Snoqualmie People, for a one-of-a-kind view of the scenic river valley. Then, head back through town for a 30-minute visit to the Railway History Campus and the Train Shed Exhibit Hall. Then, hop back on board to return to your starting depot to complete your round trip.

Purchase tickets online in advance. Members reserve tickets in advance by email or phone.

Excursions Begin at Two Locations

Historic Snoqualmie Depot
38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065

North Bend Depot
205 E McClellan Street, North Bend, WA 98045

Winter Schedule

Saturdays, January-March

Summer Schedule

Saturdays and Sundays, April through September

Fall Schedule

Halloween Train last three Saturdays and Sundays in October
Steam Weekend first Saturday and Sunday in November
Saturday Diesel Excursions second and third weekend in November
Santa Trains last weekend in November

Excursion Schedule

Departing Weekends

Board in North Bend or Snoqualmie. Round trip: approximately 2 hours.

North Bend Depot Departure Times
205 E McClellan Street, North Bend, WA 98045
10:30 AM
12:30 PM
2:30 PM

Snoqualmie Depot Departure Times
38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM

Children under the age of 2 are free. Passengers age 2 and up require a ticket.

Upcoming Events

Father’s Day Steam Train Celebration

June 15-16

Enjoy a 2-hour round trip excursion from either Snoqualmie Depot or North Bend Depot.

Art off the Rails

June 15

While you’re visiting the Museum, celebrate art of all kinds with the local communities of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley. Art Off the Rails is a collaborative festival run by Historic Downtown Snoqualmie, Northwest Railway Museum, and North Bend Art & Industry. Participate in a community art project across all three locations! Enjoy food and live music in the downtowns.

Railway History Campus

Closed Tuesdays

Tour the Museum’s exhibit hall located on Stone Quarry Road at the Railway History Campus. This 25,000 square-foot exhibit building features the museum’s main exhibits and multiple large objects.

Book being read in Train Shed.

Story Time

June 19 at 11 am

Join us in the Train Shed Exhibit Hall for a free experience for families with railfans of all ages. It includes 1-3 stories read in a casual atmosphere followed by a hands-on activity and time to tour the Train Shed.

Train Excursions

Saturdays and Sundays & (Labor Day Monday)

Enjoy a 2-hour round trip excursion from either Snoqualmie Depot or North Bend Depot. Price: $28 per adult (age 13-61), $24 per senior (age 62+), $14 per child (2-12) for Train Rides.

Day Out With Thomas

July 12-14, 19-21, 26-28

‘Pop’ on board a train ride adventure with Thomas the Tank Engine! Day Out With Thomas: Bubble Tour is coming with loads of bubble-themed games and activities!

PSE Hydroelectric & Railway Museums tour

Saturdays and Sundays
Begin your round-trip experience at Puget Sound Energy’s Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum. Then climb aboard historic passenger cars for your 2-hour visit to the Northwest Railway Museum.

History Hikes

August 3 & 24
Join the Northwest Railway Museum for its newest program: History Hikes! Many of the trails in the Snoqualmie Valley are built on old railroad grades. Now you can join Museum staff alongside other community partners for guided tours on short hikes along these trails.

Helpful Hints

Plan to arrive early for the best parking and downtown experience. Snoqualmie and North Bend have several exciting shops and dining options within walking distance of the depots.

Before boarding the train, please use the depot restrooms. There are no restrooms on the train. 

Dress for the weather. Many artifacts and exhibits are outdoors, and historic train cars vary in climate control.

Eating or drinking is not permitted aboard historic train cars, however, water with a secure cap or lid is encouraged. You can also pack a lunch or snacks to enjoy at the picnic tables at the Railway History Campus.

Bring a camera! There are amazing views and fascinating artifacts along the way.

Accessibility

The Snoqualmie Valley Railroad is equipped with a chair lift to accommodate those who need accessibility assistance boarding the train. Please call ahead for additional accommodation questions or concerns. Our staff are committed to making railway history accessible to all.

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