Sunday, December 18, 2016

at the depot

The Snoqualmie train depot is beautifully decorated for the Christmas season.  In one main room there stands a large decorated tree loaded with twinkling lights and shining stars.  This is Santa's room! He is here to great all the good children and he really takes his time with each child listening to their hopes and dreams.  Behind the depot are located two older rail cars and they both had been carefully restored. They were used on this special day to bake homemade cookies and serve up hot cider.  One of the cars was originally the kitchen car.  It had a massive black wood burning stove that was in use baking the cookies and heating the cider.  The baker was a master at maneuvering the cookies around the ovens so that the cookies were evenly baked.  Very impressive.  The second car was a former baggage car and we were able to sit on the side benches and enjoy our treats.  The large wood frame depot was built in the late 1890's and has been remarkably well maintained and is staffed by caring volunteers.

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