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Posted on: March 9, 2015

[ARCHIVED] - Rail and Tales: Explore Our Exciting Railroad Past -

All aboard for a journey into our railroad past as the Issaquah History Museums present Rails and Tales on March 13-15, 2015.

Train enthusiasts of all ages are invited to the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E., to enjoy model trains and interactive exhibits, and to listen to exciting tales about our community’s past.

The railroad was instrumental in shaping Issaquah, and it helped the young town exert a profound influence on the development of the Puget Sound region.

Catch a glimpse of what railroading was like in its heyday.

From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. each day during the event, the depot's large freight room will feature a model train display with multiple locomotives running through an imaginative landscape.

A large BRIO set will be available for children to build their own train layouts. In addition, the museum exhibits will be open, including the popular caboose and army car.

Doug Bristol, one of Issaquah History Museums' most knowledgeable and entertaining docents, will give visitors a sense of what it might have been like a century to step onto a train from the Issaquah Depot and head off into parts unknown.

Admission to the depot museum is $1 per child, $2 per adult, $5 per family of three, or $10 for a Family Pass that gives all-day access to both the Issaquah Depot Museum and the Issaquah Town Hall Museum.

To learn more, contact the Issaquah History Museums via email or at 425-392-3500.

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