Visit the depot this summer – 2018 hours

We will have the exhibit area of the depot open from noon to 4:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month from May through October, plus some additional days.

You can come see us on:

  • Saturday, May 12
  • Saturday, May 19
  • Saturday, June 9
  • Saturday, June 16
  • Saturday, July 14
  • Saturday & Sunday July 21-22 
  • Saturday, August 11
  • Saturday, August 18
  • Saturday, September 8
  • Saturday, October 13

Substation tours will be scheduled and listed here soon. 

We’d like to be open more days this summer, but we need more volunteers. If you are interested in helping us open the depot for visitors, please contact us.

Smokey’s BBQ has the restaurant side of the depot open more often. You can find their hours here.

Milwaukee Road book author event

Dale Jones, author of the recently published book “The Milwaukee Connection Spokane to Butte”, will be at Page 2 Books in Burien, WA on Saturday, July 21 at 1:30 PM to talk to fellow rail enthusiasts and sign copies of his books.    

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2018 Substation Tours

The giant Milwaukee Road substation next to the South Cle Elum depot is usually closed to the public, but we’ll be giving guided tours again this summer. Tours will be available Saturday, June 16 and Saturday, July 14 between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  We also will open the substation for…

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Gandy Dancing in the Rail Yard

We’re very pleased to share another video by Charlie Conway! Charlie is a Contributing Editor for Model Railroader Video Plus (MRVP), Kalmbach Publishing Company’s subscription video website. In this video, you get to see some of our fantastic volunteer gandy dancers building a track panel. Gandy dancer is a slang term…

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May 19 Rail Yard Work Party!!!

We will be having a small work party in the rail yard on May 19, working on vegetation maintenance. If you can join the party on Saturday, please send us a message through the ‘contact’ page of our website. We are also having a work party on Saturday, May 26.…

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A new name for the trail? Give your feedback today!

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is considering a name change for the Iron Horse State Park Trail /John Wayne Pioneer Trail. Currently, Washington State Parks identifies the whole trail that encompasses the former Milwaukee Road mainline between Cedar Falls (near North Bend) and the Idaho border as the…

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