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Northwest Railway Museum

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Train crew
NRM volunteers welcome the #7 Steam Locomotive

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually work on a railroad? Are you passionate about history and the visitor experience? Are you interested in getting involved in your community? Are you a retired rail employee who would enjoy continued involvement in the industry? If you answered YES to any of these questions, The Northwest Railway Museum is interested in meeting you!

The Northwest Railway Museum is a non-profit organization in Snoqualmie, WA. Our mission is "to develop and operate an outstanding railroad museum that provides the public a place to experience the excitement of a working railroad and to see and understand the significance of railroads in the development of the State of Washington and adjacent areas."

Key to the mission is the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad. The railroad offers the public round-trip rides from Snoqualmie to North Bend, including Snoqualmie Falls, and is staffed entirely by volunteers.

The Museum offers all of the training needed to work train crew as part of our Running Trades Program. Positions include switchman, car attendant, conductor, rear brakeman, fireman, and engineer.

More information and volunteer applications can be found at www.trainmuseum.org

Time commitment: 1 day/month.

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About Northwest Railway Museum

Location:

PO Box 459, Snoqualmie, WA 98065, US

Mission Statement

To develop and operate an outstanding railroad museum that provides the public a place to experience the excitement of a working railroad and to see and understand the significance of railroads in the development of the State of Washington and adjacent areas.

Description

Founded in 1957 as the Puget Sound Railway Historical Association, the Northwest Railway Museum became a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in 1961. It is the largest railway museum in Washington State and is visited by over 120,000 people a year. The Northwest Railway Museum operates a five-mile interpretive railway, the historic Snoqualmie Depot, and the Railway History Center a modern campus which houses administrative offices, a state of the art archive, and hosts additional public programs including exhibits, docent led tours, and other educational programming.

Volunteers play a vital role in Northwest Railway Museum's public programs, including the interpretive railway program, collections preservation and restoration, and special events support. Each year, volunteers contribute more than 14,000 hours of volunteer time.

The Northwest Railway Museum's collection of railway equipment is one of the largest in the United States and is representative of Northwest railroading and includes diesel and steam locomotives, passenger and freight cars, specialized railway equipment as well as smaller railway artifacts such as dining car china, and tools, signage and lanterns.

The Museum owns and operates 5.5 miles of main line track and the fully restored Snoqualmie Depot, originally constructed in 1890. The Snoqualmie Depot is on the National Register of Historic Places and the King County/Snoqualmie Landmarks Register.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

38625 SE King StreetPO Box 459Snoqualmie, WA 98065

(47.52851,-121.82567)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Crew volunteers serve at least one shift/month

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