This Washington Train Ride Leads To The Most Stunning Fall Foliage You've Ever Seen
Most Washingtonians are obsessed with autumn, and for good reason. From the time we feel those first hints of fall weather in the air to the day the last of the golden leaves hit the ground, our state comes alive with vibrant colors, crisp weather, and exciting seasonal events.
You can always take a
scenic drive to check out the fantastic fall foliage Washington is blessed with each year. But you might find that you prefer to catch a train instead and just go along for the ride. And there’s no better place to do that than the Snoqualmie Valley.
The Northwest Railway Museum has been around since 1957, and it's the largest and most comprehensive railroad museum in Washington.
The exhibits sit inside the Snoqualmie Depot in the former passenger waiting areas and freight room.
But, while the historic railway is no longer operational, you can still take a train ride here for fun.
The museum offers plenty of themed rides throughout the year, including the annual autumn steam train rides.
In early October and early November, you can take a picturesque steam train excursion to check out the changing leaves.
This year's dates are October 1 and 2 and November 5 and 6.
You'll travel through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley, which happens to be gorgeous in the autumn.
You'll also get to travel along 5.5 miles of the original Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway. This line was originally constructed in 1889.
Steam locomotive 924 served the Northern Pacific Railway in Washington until 1923.
Today, it's a King County Landmark.
Fall steam train excursions last about 90 minutes, and you'll have several departure times to choose from each day.
Make sure to get your tickets in advance, because these train rides almost always sell out.
Are you ready for fall adventures? This
scenic train ride might help put you in an autumn state of mind.
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Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie Depot, 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065, USA