Coach 218 pauses outside the Train Shed prior to being switched onto the train.
218 prepares to depart for Snoqualmie
Falls with 30 passengers, its first
revenue run since the late 1940s.
Temporary "parlor" seating is in the
coach 218 to allow Day Out With
Thomas visitors to ride inside. An on
board docent explains the state of the
project and a diagram shows the name
and function of all the exposed wooden
After years of effort, 218's carbody rehabilitation was substantially completed earlier this month. Considerable effort remains to complete the interior appointments and lower window sashes, but with a visit from railroad royalty (Thomas the Tank Engine) it was difficult to resist the opportunity to "try out" the 218! And after Thomas departs for his next museum venue, coach 218 will return to the Conservation and Restoration Center where work will resume on the interior.