Northern Pacific 0-6-0 Under Steam in Washington This Fall

The Northwest Railway Museum restored 0-6-0 924 to steam in early 2020. Courtesy Photo. 

Northern Pacific 0-6-0 Under Steam in Washington This Fall

By Railfan & Railroad Staff

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. — The Northwest Railway Museum’s Northern Pacific 0-6-0 will be under steam this weekend and again in November, the museum has announced. The steam weekends are part of a series of events being held at the museum about 30 minutes east of Seattle over the next few months. 

NP 924 will lead excursions on Saturday and Sunday as well as the weekend of November 6 and 7. The excursions are two hours long and begin at either North Bend or Snoqualmie. All excursions pass the impressive Snoqualmie Falls.

Locomotive 924 was built by the Rogers Locomotive Works in 1899. It worked for the NP until the mid-1920s when it was sold to the Inland Empire Paper Company near Spokane. The paper company donated the locomotive to the Northwest Railway Museum in 1969. The museum was founded in 1957 as the Puget Sound Railway Historical Association. The museum began restoring 924 in 2014 and it moved under its own power for the first time in May 2020.

The museum is also hosting Helloween Trains on October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31. Then in November and December, it will be running holiday excursions dubbed the Yuletide Express and Santa Limited. For more information and purchase tickets, visit TrainMuseum.org

This article was posted on: October 1, 2021