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Yuletide Express and Santa Limited at the Northwest Railway Museum!

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Northwest Railway Museum

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The Northwest Railway Museum will be hosting two Santa Train events: Yuletide Express and Santa Limited this holiday season. We are looking for volunteers who are great with people to help us spread holiday cheer! For information and volunteer opportunities, please see below:

Yuletide Express 25-minute, train schedule. Departs at 9, 9:45, 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 12:00 pm (noon), 12:45 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:15 pm from Snoqualmie Depot. Back to RHC by about 5 pm. Route: Round trip from Snoqualmie Depot to the Falls. Each child visitor will receive a gift from Santa.

Santa Limited 2-hour schedule. Steam locomotive ride to the Railway History Campus. Departs from North Bend Depot at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM. Route: Roundtrip excursion from the North Bend Depot to the RHC and back. Visitors will stop and see the holiday decorated Train Shed Exhibit Hall, explore exhibits, visit Santa in the restored Chapel car, tour a caboose, and each child will receive a small gift. On the return to North Bend, each ticket holder will receive a cookie to eat after they head home.

If you would like to help, we are looking for volunteers to help out as conductor’s assistants on the train, crowd control at Snoqualmie Depot or at North Bend Depot, Santa helpers, and cookie distributors.

Crowd control If you like helping direct visitors to where they need to be....join us at the Snoqualmie Depot or at North Bend Depot. Basically, you can help direct visitors to the boarding line and make sure they have their tickets ready to show the conductor, gently remind visitors to wear their masks during the duration of the visit, help answer any other questions (like where the restrooms are), and help keep people away from/off of the tracks when the train rolls in!

Shifts: 8:30 AM until about 5 PM (Snoqualmie Depot or North Bend Depot)

If you are 16 years old or over, we have conductor's assistant positions available. No experience required -- just a willingness to learn and be friendly! Conductor's Assistants need to have an analog (not digital) watch and the dress code is white blouse, black pants, black vest or jacket, and close-toed sturdy black shoes. Rain gear and a pair of leather gloves are also helpful....dress for the weather. Conductor Assistant shifts begin at 7:30 am at the Railway History Campus on Stone Quarry Rd. and they are full-day shifts, ending at around 5 pm.

A sack lunch will be provided!

Due to current health guidelines, all volunteers, staff, and visitors are required to wear face masks this year on the train and on site. Hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes are provided, although if they want to bring their own, that helps too!

The dates this year are:

Sat. 11/27/21

Sun. 11/28/21

Sat. 12/4/21

Sun. 12/5/21

Sat. 12/11/21

Sun. 12/12/21

Fri 12/18/21

Sat 12/19/21

Please dress for the weather! Volunteers may be volunteering in old train cars, historic buildings, and/or outside for brief periods. Dress appropriately to ensure you remain warm and dry for your shift!

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, all visitors, volunteers, and staff age 12 and older will be required to show proof of vaccination to participate in programs at the Museum or to ride the train. Please be ready to show the volunteer coordinator proof of vaccination before committing to a volunteer shift.

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About Northwest Railway Museum


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.


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.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth


Sat Nov 27, 2021 - Sun Dec 19, 2021
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM


38625 SE King StreetPO Box 459Snoqualmie, WA 98065



  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 13
  • 8:30 AM to 5 PM

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