The Issaquah Valley Trolley

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Issaquah Trolley

Trolley to start it's Summer Schedule on Saturday, May 17th!

Join us for our 2014 season debut! The trolley starts running at 11:00am and departs the Historic Issaquah Depot about every half hour. Find out what it was like to 'ride the rail' as a passenger just like many of Issaquah's residents did one hundred years ago. Be sure to visit the Depot and walk a couple of blocks to the Gilman Town Hall, home of Issaquah's History Museum while you are here!

Operating Schedule

Saturday & Sunday (runs May 17 through September, 2014, weather dependent)
Issaquah Depot
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Trolley start-up at the barn: 10:30 a.m. or earlier)

Trolley Ticket Prices

Individual fare: $3.00
Kids age 5 and under ride free!
 

The Issaquah Valley Trolley #519

Trolley Car #519 is a vintage electric trolley car originally manufactured by the J.G. Brill Company of Philadelphia, PA in 1925. The trolley trailers an electric generator set that produces the 600v required to drive the dual electric motors that power the trolley up and down the 1/2 mile section of track between the Historic Issaquah Depot and the East Fork Issaquah Creek crossing behind the Darigold Plant.

The Trolley seats up to 24 passengers at a time, includes ADA compliant seating and is operated by trained Motormen and Conductors much in the same manner as trolley cars in the early 20th Century. Passengers riding the Issaquah Trolley will get a sense of what it might have been like to arrive and depart Issaquah's depot when passenger rail service was a primary mode of transportation a hundred years ago!

What's next for Issaquah's trolley line? The future vision is to repair the bridge across the creek and repair the tracks from the bridge to Gilman Blvd. Engineering reviews and cost estimates are in process and fundraising efforts to pay for this trolley line extension will begin soon.

Trolley Insider News

New Loading Ramp for Issaquah's Trolley

Thanks to the generosity of Redmond's ImagiCorps, Inc, the trolley will begin it's 2014 season with a sturdy passenger loading ramp! The ramp is constructed of an extruded non-skid... read more

Bridge over East Fork Issaquah Creek

Thanks to Mark McClure, the effort to repair the railroad bridge crossing over the East Fork of the Issaquah Creek is moving forward. Mark has arranged meetings with the City... read more

 

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