Chelatchie Prairie Railroad
The Chelatchie Prairie Railroad, located in Yacolt, operates on former logging trackage between Chelatchie Prairie and Lucia Falls that was eventually owned by the Northern Pacific. The railroad normally operates between May and October with specials running through December.
Dayton Historic Depot
This museum is located in the small town of Dayton at the beautifully restored Union Pacific depot constructed in 1881. It is operated by the Dayton Historical Depot Society and features a fine collection of artifacts and displays. Also, be sure and stop by to see their preserved UP caboose outside.
Lake Whatcom Railway
The Lake Whatcom Railway, based in Acme, Washington, in the northwestern corner of the state operates on former Norther Pacific trackage with train rides lasting about an hour-and-a-half. The railroad uses a vintage Alco diesel switcher for power and normally operates during the warmer months of the year.
Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad
The Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad is tourist railroad based out of Elbe, Washington operating over former Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (The Milwaukee Road) rails. For a small operation the railroad owns quite a large collection of operating steam locomotives although they are only operated when there are enough volunteers available to man them (the rest of the time diesel locomotives do the job). Regardless, the Mount Rainier Scenic operates in the spectacular Washington backcountry where logging was once king and today takes you on either an 18 or 30-mile round trip from the restored depot in Mineral.
Northern Pacific Railway Museum
The Northern Pacific Railway Museum is located in Toppenish at the Northern Pacific's restored depot located there. Inside they feature a collection of displays and exhibits while outside are pieces of rolling stock to view. The museum is also attempting to fully restore NP 4-6-0 #1364, a 1902 product of Baldwin.
Northwest Railway Museum
The Northwest Railway Museum, based in Snoqualmie, looks to preserve the area's railroad history and in doing so also hosts an excursion train between May and October. Trains board from the restored Snoqualmie depot and the museum hosts several special and seasonal excursions such as "A Day Out With Thomas" the tank engine.
Remlinger Farms' Tolt River Railroad
This attraction is located in Carnation offering scale train excursions among several different rides available at the park. They are open from May through October each year. To learn more please visit their website.
Tacoma Railroad Heritage Center
Since 1965 the Tacoma Railroad Heritage Center looks to tell the history of railroads serving the city and Puget Sound region. They have several exhibits and displays on-hand to see and peruse.
Washington State Railroads Historical Society Museum
This organization attempts to tell the history of all the railroads which played a role in developing and shaping the state of Washington. They have a large collection of artifacts and displays but currently do not have a museum facility in which to showcase them.
Yakima Valley Trolleys
Yakima Valley Trolleys, based in Yakima is Washington's
only operating heritage interurban line. The interurban operates on
trackage once owned by the Yakima Valley Transportation Company, a
freight interurban that served the Yakima Valley for nearly one-hundred
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