New Displays in Depot Museum

The museum area of the depot now features new interpretive panels on the walls.  The panels provide visitors with a brief history of the Milwaukee Road in Washington, with a focus on the crews that moved the trains and kept the line open.


New displays in the depot museum

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Another view of the new interpretive panels in the depot museum

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These panels were funded and developed by Washington State Parks with assistance from Cascade Rail Foundation.  Allen Miller also helped with information and photos.  Thanks Allen!


These panels are the first step in redeveloping the museum exhibits in the depot.  Next we will be working with State Parks to improve the display of artifacts and possibly add some interactive displays.


Those of you who remember the diorama of the Renslow trestle will notice it is no longer in the current museum area of the depot.  A new exhibit area in the freight room of the depot is in development that will feature the diorama.   We are exploring the viability of making the diorama an operating exhibit, so people can see trains moving over the trestle.  Wouldn’t that be great?


Drop by and see us in South Cle Elum.  You can see the depot museum exhibit during our regular summer hours (Saturday noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and during special events.  A Discover Pass is now needed to park in the depot parking lot and other Washington State Parks facilities.

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