The Northwest Railway Museum officially announces steam program. is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.

Good to see this finally happening; my first visit to Snoqualmie was in 1993 and I was a little disappointed that the steam collection was idle and seemingly in danger of rusting away. Hopefully everything will at least be cosmetically restored some day.

I imagine the 11 could pull the entire collection of rolling stock by itself, but maybe it's just a little too big to be very practical? The ten-wheeler looks hefty enough to pull a good string of coaches. I'd like to see runs of mixed freight and coaches; great photo op!

Are there any plans to build an operational turntable, even a classic "armstrong"?


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That's a grand vision; one can hope it'll eventually be realized. I'm really pleased with what they've accomplished so far with the present buildings. 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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