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Railroads: Then and Now schedule of events

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Woodinville Heritage Society and the City of Snohomish offer several events Sunday, Sept. 15, in honor of the first railroad passenger service 125 years ago. The Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railroad ran its first train on Sept. 19, 1888 from Seattle to Woodinville and Snohomish.

The free Sunday celebration in Woodinville will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. along the railroad tracks across from the Woodinville Post Office on Woodinville-Snohomish Road. The Snohomish celebration will be held at Harvey Airfield and the City of Snohomish information center.  

• 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Exhibits open in both Woodinville and Snohomish Harvey Field & Info Center Woodinville, Across from Woodinville Post Office

• 10:50 a.m.: First group of speeders depart for Snohomish. Speeders are historical motorized vehicles which railroads formerly used to transport crews for track inspection and maintenance.  Woodinville Post office

• 11 a.m.-noon: Eastside Freight Train and caboose at Woodinville station available for  photos.  Barbershop Quartet performs atWoodinville Post office

• 11:30- noon Welcome, proclamation, and remarks from government dignitaries from caboose platform at Woodinville Post Office

• Noon: VIP Train leaves Woodinville for Snohomish

•Noon:Music performances at Harvey Field Snohomish

• 12:30-3:30 p.m.: BNSF Family Mini-train offers rides at Woodinville Fire Station

• 1:30 p.m.: Secondgroup of speeders depart for Snohomish.

• 2-2:30 p.m.:VIP Train arrives in Snohomish, Welcome, proclamation, and remarks from caboose platform. 

Historical costumed at Harvey Field Snohomish

• 2:30 p.m.: Second group of speeders arrive at Harvey Field Snohomish

On Saturday, Sept. 14, a symposium of speakers, a musical interlude and lunch will provide a historical perspective of the corridor along with an Eastside TRailway Alliance meeting.

Doors open: 9 a.m., AngelArmsWorks, 230 Avenue B, Snohomish. 

This is also a free event but registration is required to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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