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After thorough discussion, the Issaquah History Museums (IHM) Board of Directors has come to the conclusion that it will not be possible to continue to operate the Issaquah Valley Trolley in the future. Recent changes to our required minimum insurance have increased operating costs well beyond predicted earnings and the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic makes it questionable whether or when we will be able to accommodate our volunteers or visitors safely.

IHM wishes to thank all of the volunteers and supporters who have worked so hard to keep the trolley operating for the enjoyment of thousands of passengers over the years. The Issaquah Valley Trolley will continue to be a treasured story preserved by IHM and IHM will continue to share the story of Issaquah’s railway history. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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