Northwest NEWS

November 29, 1999

Valley Special

Northwest Railway Museum commissions tree ornament featuring 1890 depot

   The Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie commissioned Jackson Pacific in Wilsonville, Oregon, to create a custom tree ornament featuring the Snoqualmie Depot.

   The depot, constructed in 1890, is the oldest operating train station in Washington. A drawing of the depot was transferred to a die stamp, and the delicate ornament was cut from 24K gold finish brass.

   The ornament is available for $7.95 plus tax through Dec. 24 at the Depot Bookstore in downtown Snoqualmie, 38625 SE King Street. The bookstore is open Thursday through Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with closure Dec. 24 at 2 p.m.

   The bookstore and the holiday season's Santa Train are operated by the Northwest Railway Museum, a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the excitement of a working railroad and explaining the significance of railroads in the development of the Pacific Northwest. Information is available on the Web at www.trainmuseum.org or by calling (425) 746-4025.