Northwest NEWS

May 1, 2000

Home & Garden

Mothers ride free on train

   The Northwest Railway Museum is giving children an opportunity to "train" their mothers on Mother's Day.

   On Sunday, May 14, a mother may ride the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad free with her paying child of any age. Children aged 3-12 pay $5. Adult children aged 13-61 pay $7. Senior children 62 and over pay $6.

   The Snoqualmie Valley Railroad offers scenic views of Mt. Si and Rattlesnake Ridge as the historic railway cars roll along between Snoqualmie and North Bend. Passengers may board in either town, and the round trip takes an hour. Or passengers may get off, eat lunch, and take a stroll before returning on any subsequent train.

   Trains depart Snoqualmie hourly, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trains depart North Bend hourly, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No reservations are necessary.

   The Snoqualmie Valley Railroad operates each Sunday in May, plus Saturday, May 27, and Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. The Northwest Railway Museum, including the Snoqualmie Depot and Bookstore, is open Thursday through Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

   More information is available at the website at www.trainmuseum.org, or by calling (425) 888-3030.