Tuesday, August 21, 2018

More Wine Trains!

Wine trains are a great new way to experience the excitement of a working railroad, and see the scenic beauty of the upper Snoqualmie Valley.  Three more wine trains are scheduled for 2018: September 15, October 6 & October 13.  The three hour event features wine and food from several of the valley's premier venues, including:

  • Sigillo Cellars
  • Convergence Zone Cellars
  • Mount Si Winery
  • William Grassie Wine Estates
  • Pearl & Stone Wine Co. 
  • Carnation Farms 

  • The Snoqualmie Valley Wine Train experience includes breathtaking scenery, tasting stops at the Train Shed exhibit building and Puget Sound Energy's Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum, live music performed by local artists, food from local producers, and of course wine from local wineries.  During the experience you will have an opportunity to view exhibits in the Train Shed.

    The Wine Train begins with a check in at 2:30 PM in the Snoqualmie Depot where you will experience your first tasting with your complimentary Northwest Railway Museum wine glass.  You will travel by train to the Train Shed and Hydroelectric Museum for two more tasting opportunities, and will see the lower Snoqualmie Valley from high atop bridge 31.3, more than 300 feet above the Snoqualmie River.  The event will conclude at 5:30 PM when the train returns to the Snoqualmie Depot.  What a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

    Tickets for the Wine Train are $45 and can be purchased in the Snoqualmie Depot daily from 10 AM - 5 PM or on the Museum's new online ticketing website.  Sorry, the Snoqualmie WIne Train is for patrons 21 years and older only.

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Snoqualmie Railroad Days 2018

    August 17-19, 2018 in historic downtown Snoqualmie, just 30 minutes from Seattle!

    Snoqualmie Railroad Days is a community festival celebrating Trains, Timber, & Tradition.  It is hosted by the Northwest Railway Museum and supported by the community.  Founded in 1939, this year represents the 79th annual festival.

    Railroad Days features a wide variety of entertainment and activities, and is well known for its visual and performing arts performances and exhibits.  Artists in Action, live music, living history, the Plein Air Paint Out, a community drum circle and the Art Stage are all included in this year's action-packed festival. There are some unique performances in the annual Grand Parade, too, and don't forget about the Legend's Car Show on Sunday!

    And speaking of the Grand Parade, this year's Grand Marshall is City Clerk Jodi Warren, who has served the City of Snoqualmie for more than 22 years.  

    Have you ever wanted to be in a parade? This year's Grand Parade also features a Kiddie Bike Parade.  Why not bring your whole family out with decorated bikes, wagons and animals?  You can meet in Riverview Park by 11 AM; preregistration is NOT required. 

    Of course there are trains, too!  Excursions on the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad will depart Snoqualmie on Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM, and will include a stop at the Train Shed exhibit building.  Gas motor car rides on the Kalamazoo will be available from Snoqualmie, too!

    Snoqualmie Railroad Days has much more to offer!  Check out the Schedule of Events to find something of interest for you and your family.

    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    New arrival

    The Northwest Railway Museum is delighted to announce the arrival of a new and more comprehensive online ticketing systemThis month, advance ticketing was launched for the Santa Train, Grand Tour, and the Snoqualmie Valley Wine Train events.  The new system is built on the Museum's TAM Retail Point of Sale System and - when fully implemented - will allow advance ticketing for all regular trains too. 

    The new system has been designed to provide flexibility so it can be expanded as the Museum continues to grow, but also to improve security.  For instance, the new ticket system requires users to create a user account.  This process is intended to reduce attempts to illegally or inappropriately use the ticket system.  However, the user account will speed any user's subsequent ticket purchase because it will eliminate the need to re-enter contact information.

    Ticket are now on sale for the September 1 Grand Tour, Snoqualmie Valley Wine Trains in September and October, and the annual Santa Train.  Visit https://shop.TrainMuseum.org/Events.aspx to select and purchase your tickets today.