Snoqualmie Railroad Days – Gone But Not Forgotten!

Celebrate With Us

August 6, 2020

Despite the cancellation of the live Snoqualmie Railroad Days Festival, this long-standing community tradition will be celebrated throughout the week of August 10, 2020! And you are invited to join the fun in a variety of ways! 

  • Let your creativity take to the rails as you decorate and design a 3D model paper train! Model paper train templates will be available via the Railroad Days and Northwest Railway Museum’s Facebook pages beginning on August 6. Once you’ve finished your train, send a photo of it (by August 13) to: Then beginning on Railroad Days weekend, “stop by” the Railroad Days and Museum’s social media pages to check out design examples.
  • Beginning on Monday, August 10 and continuing on Wednesday, August 12 and Friday, August 14 tune into the Railroad Days Facebook page at 11:45 am for a three part photo series “Railroad Days Thru’ The Decades.”
  • For those who love the traditional Railroad Days community parade, check out the Railroad Days Facebook page starting at 1:15 pm on Saturday, August 15 for a special photo montage featuring many past parade favorites.  

Additional activities are planned, watch for updates on social media and on the Railroad Days website.

About Snoqualmie Railroad Days – Originally organized by volunteer firefighters to celebrate the arrival of the town’s first Fire Truck in 1939, Railroad Days celebrates all things Trains, Timber, and Tradition.

About the Northwest Railway Museum – 

The Museum was founded in 1957 and is the largest railway museum in Washington State.   It serves more than 130,000 visitors per year, and is known for popular family programs including Santa Train®, School Train, Day Out With Thomas™, Halloween Storytelling Train and Snoqualmie Railroad Days.  

The Museum operates an interpretive program offering heritage railway excursions through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, and interpretive exhibits that illustrate the role the railway played in the settlement and development of the region.  The Museum’s collection of railway cars, locomotives and equipment is one of the most significant in the western United States, and includes over 70 examples of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and specialized railway equipment.  

The Northwest Railway Museum is centered in the Snoqualmie Depot, recognized as the oldest continuously operated train station in Washington State.  Self-guided tours of the Train Shed Exhibit Building at the Railway History Center campus on Stone Quarry Road are included on train rides and for walk up visitors. Guided Grand Tours include visits inside the historic “Messenger of Peace” chapel car, Caboose 001, and the shop floor of the Conservation & Restoration Center.   

The Northwest Railway Museum is looking forward to seeing you when its doors reopen and trains begin operating again!

For more information on train schedules, special events and operating hours, visit the Museum on the web at or call (425) 888-3030.