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NRHS Northwest Railway Museum Visit and Ride 6/22/2011 Part 2

by Chris Guenzler

The train pulled up to our tour and lunch stop and we all detrained.

We got off the train as to what color our ticket so we would be in the right group and we joined that group for our tour. Only a few of our passenger blew that. My group was first into the Restoration Shop.

The view of our train here.

Each group would follow each other first into the Restoration Shop and then over to the Train Shed.

This is the Chapel Car 5 of the American Baptist Publication Society. Chapel Car 5 Messenger of Peace was built by Barney and Smith in 1898 and served the Baptist Publication Society, Baptist Home Mission Society and the Railroad YMCA for fifty years. It operated in at least 11 states and traveled extensively in the Pacific Northwest. After retirement, it was used in several creative ways from 1948 until 2006 including as a roadside diner and a seaside cottage. In 2007 it was donated and moved to the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie, Washington

The lettering on Chapel Car 5.

This car has been undergoing restoration.

Inside the Restoration Shop.

Ex Weyerhaeuser H-12-44 1.

BN Outside Braced Box Car 95028.

Northern Pacific Braced Box Car 28417.

Northern Pacific Braced Box Car 14794.

Wooden Caboose.

White River Lumber Company Caboose 001.

SP&S Combine 272 which we rode in today.

Our train at rest at the shop area.

More equipment outside.

Ex Weyerhaeuser H-12-44 1.

After a catered lunch, not BBQ as stated in the convention booklet, it was time to head back. We were the first ones back aboard the train and we returned to our favorite comfy chairs.

Elizabeth in her comfy chair.

The train left the Shop Area after everyone had boarded.

The train headed back to Snoqualmie which was rather a quick trip. I detrained for one more picture.

Our train at rest back in Snoqualmie. It had been a great trip and train ride to the Northwest Railway Museum. But we weren't finished yet. We got back in the car and drove down to where the other steam engines are kept.

Western Steel Casting 35 ton Plymouth 7587 built for USA Army in 1943.

S.A. Agnew Lumber Company Shay 2 built in 1904 by Lima.

SP&S X5 75 Ton Wrecking Crane.

Weyerhaeuser Timber Company 2-6-6-2 6 built by Baldwin in 1928.

National Pole & Treating Company Heisler 2 built as Ohio Match Company 4 in 1923.

Northern Pacific 0-6-0 924 bought in 1899 by the St. Paul & Duluth Railway from Rogers Locomotive Works, later part of Alco, as 74, this engine was renumbered 924 when the Northern Pacific took over the SP&D in 1900.

Canadian Colleries 4-6-0 14 built in 1898 by Baldwin, which spent its entire life working on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Union Pacific {Oregon Short Line} 2-8-0 529 built by Baldwin in 1903. We got back into the car and made one more brief stop.

Northern Pacific Rotary 10 built by Cooke in 1907; it spent most of its working life clearing snow on Northern Pacific's Stampede Pass in the Cascade Mountains. That ends my coverage of the Northwest Railway Museum.

The Trip back to Lynnwood.

We drove over to see Snoqualmie Falls.

Views of Snoqualmie Falls. From here we drove to Remlinger Farms in Carnation.

The former Milwaukee Road Trestle now a bike and hiking trail along the west side of the farm property. Since Elizabeth had never been here or ridden the train here at Remlinger Farms, we got our wrist bands and walked out to the railroad's Tolt Station.

The locomotive 4-4-0. 7 "Hank". The other locomotive Floyd was handling the train duties today.

The train came by our photo location. We relocated to the Tolt Station.

The train pulled into the station. Once the passengers were off, we boarded the train and had a nice talk with our engineer.

Elizabeth and Hank, the steam engine.

The old Milwaukee Road Bridge. We enjoyed our trip on the Tolt Railroad.

One more view of Floyd. From here we left and headed back towards Lynnwood. In Duvall I spotted a historic train depot sign so we made a left and went down the hill. There we found it.

The Milwaukee Road Depot in Duvall.

The plaque on the depot. From here we made a stop in Bothell at Country Village, a unique shopping area in Bothell.

There is a 1905 wooden caboose SP&S 792 Sweet Hummingbird Lane.

A former Great Northern passenger car is the Clay Works East.

CB&Q Coach 344.

The door of CB&Q 344.

Great Northern wooden caboose X549. We returned to the house in Lynnwood where I started work on the story. I got Part I done and after uploading it, I called Winston to proof.

Arnie's Restaurant is 30 years old. After that we left for dinner at Arnie's in Mukilteo. I enjoyed a Prime Rib with the BNSF former Great Northern mainline outside the window. Once I was finished eating here came a ten-hour late westbound Empire Builder.

The westbound Empire Builder with Amtrak 156 on the point.

Cascade Talgo 516 came next through Mukilteo. After dinner we returned home and I worked on the story. and were both down causing a delay to this story.