Near the turn of the last century, when Lynnwood was known as Alderwood Manor, electric trains brought passengers from Seattle and Everett. This weekend, Lynnwood will pay tribute to the historic Interurban Railway.
Interurban Car 55, one of six rail cars on the line, is fixture at Heritage Park. That’s where a 100th anniversary celebration will be held Sunday, May 2 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cheri Ryan and Kevin Stadler, authors of the new book Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway, will be there. You can explore the restored 1910 Niles Trolley (Interurban Car 55) and see photos of the historic railway. Refreshments also will be served.
The Interurban Railway ran from 1910 to 1939 and was crucial to the development of Alderwood Manor (now known as Lynnwood). Alderwood Manor was the mid-point on the line and brought potential land buyers to the area. The railway was decommissioned in 1939 when automobiles became more popular.