Caboose Birthday Parties: Individually scheduled--$100
minimum. Call Mary at (509) 877-3894 to schedule.
Locomotive Engineer Experience: $100 by reservation, call
Mary as above
Northern Pacific Railway Museum Regular Season: Wednesday, May 1 to
Tuesday to Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM, Sunday Noon to 4 PM, closed Mondays.
Educational Activities (School Tours): April to September: Call
Mary O'Dell, (509) 877-3894 to schedule.
Museum Work Days: Thursday, Friday and Saturday: year around. Call
Jerry Boekholder (509) 865-2409 or Doug Shearer (509) 854-1971 for information.
NP 1364 crew usually works Friday evening and Saturday. Call to confirm,
especially during winter when work dates are cancelled occasionally.
Work/History Weekends: Volunteering, BBQ and Northern Pacific History
lecture: Usually April, June and October-first 2013 event April 27-29,
Stop by and give a hand with the many projects at the museum. New volunteers
will be guided through various projects each work day. A barbeque and picnic
will be held at the depot along with an evening lecture co-sponsored by the
Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association.
For those that want to come early and stay late we get together
Friday evening and have further work in progress on Sunday. Limited
accommodations are available--click for
14th Annual Railroad Show: Saturday, August 24 , 2013: The annual event
is planned for the 4th weekend in August each year. The
museum shows the following:
- Railroad art
- Railroad Memorabilia Show and Swap Meet - Bigger and Better This Year
- Railroad telegraphy demonstration with "hooping up orders" demonstration
- Caboose rides in the depot yard
- Pump car and speeder rides
- NP 2152 Light Pacific steam engine
- The Engine 1364
- Freight train
- 1921 Northern Pacific
NP 642 Mann
- Museum Tours in the 1911 Depot
- Engine House Tours
- Velocipede display
- Food and Fun for All Ages
- Steam Tractor - the Farmer's Locomotive
- The REA Room
- Our 1940 Ford REA truck should be ready for
6th Annual Haunted Train
and Depot: Dates to follow for 2013:
For a really scary Halloween experience, join us at the museum for the 6th annual
Haunted Train/Haunted Depot event. The event will be open from 7 PM – 11 PM on
Saturday night, to 10
PM on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. It will feature ghosts,
goblins, and a fright at every corner as you tour the haunted depot and 2
haunted railroad cars. Admission is $5 per person. Ages 13 and older please.
Join us for this unique event in a unique setting at the Northern Pacific
For families with younger children, we will be offering our
Run at the museum on Saturday, October 26, 2012, 10-4 PM. This event features a
caboose ride to NoWhere, pump car rides, museum tours, and a free pumpkin for each child.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
10th Annual Toy Train Christmas
at the Northern
Pacific Railway Museum: Saturdays November 30, December 7, 14 & 21;
Sundays, December 8, 15 & 22, 2013 10:00-4:00 PM. Take
a short caboose ride to the "North Pole" to see Santa Claus. In 2012 there were
40 operating toy trains around decorated
Christmas trees and plans are underway for new displays for 2013. Hot chocolate and cookies were offered to everyone. Photographs with Santa Claus will
be printed on site for extra charge. Adults $6.00, Children $4.00.