Well, the “hurry up and wait” phase of “preserve the parlor car” is finally over!  Unfortunately, it is now a “get the car moved as fast as possible,” yet this is so much more preferable than the sound of wrecking ball.

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 20-22, 2018), come to beautiful Whidbey Island to help the Northwest Railway Museum remove the car’s shelter in preparation for the move!

The Northern Pacific Railway car 1799 has been a cottage on Whidbey Island for more than 75 years.  It is a parlor car (think business class) built by Pullman in 1901 and used on name trains in Washington until 1941.  It is now destined for the exhibit building at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie.  The journey will require a barge and tugboat, and a specialized house-moving dolly, but first the protective shelter must come down.

Please contact the Museum’s volunteer coordinator Elizabeth Rudrud at 425-772-8870 for more information, directions, and to sign up for this exciting opportunity!