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Weekend events to celebrate railroads past and present

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Celebrate the history of the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern railroads (1888-2013) and the future of the Eastside TRailway Alliance Sept. 14-15.

Co-chairs are Snohomish Mayor Karen Guzak and Woodinville Councilmember Les Rubstello.

• Rail symposium –Saturday, September 14, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at AngelArmsWorks, 230 Avenue B in Snohomish. The morning speakers will review the historical significance of the Eastside Rail Corridor and the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern railroads.

The afternoon will feature speakers discussing the vision of the corridor and a regular Eastside TRailway alliance meeting.

Please RSVP for the symposium on the 14th to Bruce Agnew, Cascadia Center, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ); cell: (206) 228-4011.

• Community Forum –Sunday, September 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The current freight operator, Eastside Freight, will run a special caboose for community leaders from Woodinville to Snohomish. The Pacific Railcar Operators will also be running "speeders" right-of-way vehicles on the rail. Music performances will enhance the celebration of the start and end of the Woodinville to Snohomish trip.

Presenting organizations:  Woodinville Heritage Society and Snohomish Historic Downtown Association

Initial sponsors: City of Snohomish, City of Woodinville, AngelArmsWorks, Cascadia Center at Discovery Inst.,  Snohomish Then and Now, All Aboard Washington

Location: Woodinville:  Along the railroad tracks across from the Woodinville Post Office

Snohomish:  Harvey Field grounds along railroad tracks and displays at the City of Snohomish information center

Please contact:  Kathy Cox: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; (425) 822-3925 or cell (425) 503-7393 for event details. No registration is necessary.

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