Excitement is building on the Railway History Center campus. The announcement of the new Railway Education Center, innovative partnerships between the Museum and regional communities, and the beginnings of a sustainable steam locomotive program are just a few of the topics generating interest.
A recent inquiry came from the Sound Cities Association ("SCA"). Snoqualmie's Mayor Matt Larson is this year's SCA President so it was natural that he would host a meeting. Mayor Larson requested a lunchtime tour so elected officials from other communities could learn more about what Snoqualmie has to offer. So a handful of regional leaders rode in the Spokane, Portland and Seattle coach 218 from city hall to the Train Shed. There, they were able to visit icons including chapel car 5 Messenger of Peace and Weyerhaeuser Timber locomotive 1, and learn about the partnership between the Museum and Snoqualmie that allowed the campus to develop. The guests were also able to make time to visit the Conservation and Restoration Center where they viewed rehabilitation progress on steam locomotive 924, and rehabilitation work underway on Spokane, Portland and Seattle coach 276.
Welcome to Snoqualmie, Mayors and Councilmembers!