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.

2018 Substation Tours

We’ll be giving guided tours of the substation 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 plan to open the substation for tours on a Saturday in August. Check here for an update once we finalize the…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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.…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

Spring 2018 Rail Yard Work Parties

We have ambitious plans for the South Cle Elum Rail Yard in 2018. In addition to continuing our work to beat back the trees and sagebrush, we plan to build some track, improve the signage along the street, refurbish the exterior of our caboose, and construct a much needed dumpster…

Continue reading

5057 Fundraising Challenge: 1 = 3!

4/1 UPDATE: We did it! With a surge of donations at the end, we blew past our goal and raised $2,323.99 this month. With the matching donations, that means we are $4,323.99 closer to having the funds to repaint the 5057.  We now have about half the total we’ll need. Thank you…

Continue reading

2018 March Milwaukee Meet, March 3, Burien, WA

The annual March Milwaukee Road Meet is a gathering for slides, movies and discussion and socializing. All are welcome! As in the past, this is a free event. Bring your photos, artifacts, models, memorabilia and other items for display.   The event is sponsored by Cascade Rail Foundation and the Coast Division of the Milwaukee Road…

Continue reading