Free tours of Interurban Car 55 begin this weekend

Back in the early 1900s, when Lynnwood was known as Alderwood Manor, electric trains brought passengers from Seattle and Everett. Starting this weekend you can get a tour of  Interurban Car 55, one of six rail cars on the line.

The trolley open houses will be held at Heritage Park  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on four Saturdays this summer — June 4, July 2, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3. Tour guides will be on hand to provide historic details of the Interurban Railway. No reservations are necessary and there is no charge.

In 1996 the city of Lynnwood began restoring Car 55 and relocated it to Heritage Park, where it stands today as the park’s centerpiece.

Heritage Park’s community facilities will also be open to visitors during the open houses — the Snohomish County Visitor Information Center, Heritage Resource Center, Genealogy Research Library and Wickers Building Museum.

A historic photo of Car 55

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