Issaquah Valley Trolley
78 First Avenue NE
Open for the summer season
The city’s historic Issaquah Train Depot hosts the popular Issaquah Valley Trolley, which typically runs May-September on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
The 2015 season started on May 9th and will continue through September.
Trolley Ticket Prices
Individual fare: $5.00
Kids age 5 and under ride free!
Fare includes trolley ride and admission to both Gilman Town Hall Museum and the historic Depot Museum. Show your Issaquah History Museums Membership Card and ride for 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.