|Posted by East Hill Radio on January 29, 2009 at 9:58 AM|
I realized it's been a few weeks since I posted. Needless to say, we're back on the air. We were without power for about 24 hours due to the flooding. We didn't get hit by the flood, but downtown Snoqualmie did.
On another note, this year's Railroad Days celebration will only be one day as opposed to three days as in the past. The event promoters dropped the festival with no one to step in to run the festival. Fortunately, the Northwest Railway Museum has agreed to promote Railroad Days. The city also provided a grant the museum to help with costs. The Railroad Days festival was originally started by the volunteer fire department as a fund raiser.
The Northwest Railway Museum has a collection of vintage railroad equipment, including an example of Northwest logging steam locomotives. The museum also operates a train ride that operates from April until November, and runs from Snoqualmie Falls to North Bend. In addition, the museum rehabilitates vintage railway equipment for use and display. It recent finished a new engine shop and is currently beginning to build a new engine shed to house the collection.