THE SC&W RR ASSOCIATION
The PC&E's parent organization, Swamp Creek and Western Railroad Association (SC&W) is incorporated as a non-profit in the State of Washington. The SC&W began in 1974 at Chi-Bar Hobbies (ex-Hobbyland) in Lynnwood just up the road from its current location. Shop and railroad expansion led to the search for new quarters. In April of 1977, a lease was negotiated with the Burlington Northern Railroad (now BNSF) for the Edmonds depot (ex-Great Northern) 28' x 30' freight room. The building is shared with Amtrak. Plans are in the works for the grounds and platform to be upgraded for Sound Transit commuter rail and the installation of a second track past the station. The SC&W layout should not be affected.
Brief drop-in visits are welcome the third Tuesday of the month, from 7 to 8 p.m., during our regular operating sessions. Open house operating sessions are conducted in conjunction with many local events. The next date will be posted below. And our Grand Holiday Open House is held each year in early December in conjunction with Amtrak.
Days to visit are:
- 3rd TUESDAY of the MONTH - 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- NATIONAL TRAIN DAY IN MAY.
- ANNUAL SUMMER OPEN HOUSE - WEEKEND OF THE EDMONDS WATERFRONT FESTIVAL - USUALLY THE FIRST SATURDAY IN JUNE
- ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - FIRST SATURDAY IN DECEMBER
Please see our calendar for more details and to confirm the dates!
SC&W membership is at about fifteen active board positions. Qualified applicants who would like to contribute to our scale cause may be invited to join. Associate memberships at reduced dues are granted to youth 18 and under. Women are welcome as members too. People interested in membership should come during an operation session and express their interest with a current member. The model railroad display is supported by membership initiation fees, monthly dues, various fund-raising events and donations from visitors.