United States - Northwest railway museum, Snoqualmie, Washington state
This section of our train pictures archive contains photos from the Northwest
railway museum in Snoqualmie, near Snoquamish creek, Washinton state, USA. Much - but not all - of the material seems to be
from the old Northern Pacific railroad, now part of BNSF. As you may notice, we have another section for the current trains
of BNSF as well. See United States -> BNSF.
There is a large number of old locomotives, coaches
and other railway related matter to be seen at Snoqualmie, but since most of the material is in a really awful condition with hardly any
markings or other help for identification available, we this time publish most of the pictures without any explanations. Remember, that
you can always click on any of the photos to get the
full size picture - as always at railpics.club. The pictures on this page are all taken by Ilkka Siissalo on 21.10.2007 at or
near the Snoqualmie station, near Snoquamish creek, WA.
The old Snoqualmie station that lies on an abandoned stretch of ex Pacific Northern line is the center of the Northwest railway
This one is an Alco RSD-4 ex Burlington-Northern BN.
This one is an FM H-12-44 from 1951, built as WRT no.1 and used by the Weyerhaeuser timber company.
This one is a Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton RS4-TC switcher, previously from US army.
Another view of the Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton RS4-TC switcher.
The same locomotive as above, ready to leave.
Old US army coaches used behind the RS4-TC engine in touristic trains.
An old 6-axle Spokane-Portland-Seattle railroad coach used in the museum touristic train.
The home made steering cab for push-pull operation of the museum's touristic train would not necessarily fullfill European regulations
;-) Luckily in the US they don't care.
An old indian totem wishes the touristic train good luck.
The switcher locomotive is just about to push a rake of touristic train wagons back to depot. Note that the pressurised air brake pipes
are not fitted at all but are hanging free, so the coaches lack brakes. But who cares, it's not such a long way :-)
Very similar steam rotary snow blowers like this Northern Pacific rotary 10 were used for example in Switzerland in Europe. Several
have been museally kept for the future.
Northern Pacific steam locomotive no. 924. The Fandom locomotive wiki tells us the following:
"Northern Pacific No. 924 is a class L-5 0-6-0 steam locomotive built in 1899 by the Rogers Locomotive Works as their serial number 5425.
She was built for the St. Paul & Duluth RR as their #74.
She later was purchased by the Northern Pacific who renumbered her as their #924.
This engine was deemed to be surplus by the NP in the 1920's and was sold to the Inland Empire Paper Co. of Spokane, Washington.
Today she's at the Northwest Railway Museum."
Another view of the NP no. 924.
One piece of lumber was enough to fill a train wagon.