Issaquah trolley closing permanently
Author: Bad news folks
Date: 10-16-2020 - 22:55
This is a shame. They invested so much effort and money into this trolley.
The Chinese Wuhan Novel Coronavirus is hurting a lot of these operations.
After thorough discussion, the Issaquah History Museums (IHM) Board of Directors has come to the conclusion that it will not be possible to continue to operate the Issaquah Valley Trolley in the future. Recent changes to our required minimum insurance have increased operating costs well beyond predicted earnings and the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic makes it questionable whether or when we will be able to accommodate our volunteers or visitors safely.
IHM wishes to thank all of the volunteers and supporters who have worked so hard to keep the trolley operating for the enjoyment of thousands of passengers over the years. The Issaquah Valley Trolley will continue to be a treasured story preserved by IHM and IHM will continue to share the story of Issaquah’s railway history.