AKA: Northern Pacific Railway Station, Toppenish, WA; Northern Pacific Railway Museum, Toppenish, WA

Structure Type: built works - infrastructure - transportation structures - railroad stations

Designers: Reed and Stem, Architects (firm); Charles Aldrich Reed (architect); Allen H. Stem (architect)

Dates: constructed 1910-1911

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10 Asotin Avenue
Downtown, Toppenish, WA 98948

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Northern Pacific passenger service continued from 1911-1961. The railroad discontinued use of the terminal twenty years later. For about eight years, the station sat vacant, but a local group of rail enthusiasts formed the Yakima Valley Rail and Steam Museum Association (YVR&S). They, with the assistance of the City of Yakima, persuaded the Northern Pacific to lease the depot to them in 1990, and the association set about renovating the building for use as a rail museum. It opened on 07/04/1992. The museum bought the building from the Northern Pacific's successor, the Burlington Northern, in 1993. The museum became known as the "Northern Pacific Railway Museum" in 2000.

PCAD id: 18911