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 Pacific Northwest Railroad Archive Vision & Mission

Vision Promote world-wide access to Pacific Northwest railroad heritage.

Mission Provide a permanent institution for the preservation of railroad records from the greater Pacific Northwest area and make them accessible over the Internet.

Donate:  If you know of a collections of Pacific Northwest railroads documents, maps or photos that need a home, please contact us and we will help with your donation.

Volunteer:  Join a work crew on Tuesday or Wednesday during the day; the first & third Thursday evening; the second and fourth Saturday during the day; or work from home.  Contact us for details

Contribute:  Help support our mission by Contributing Online using your credit card, or by mailing a check to the address on the right.

 Tuesday Crew - Note the new carpet!!

 Work Crews Make It Happen

      Members of the Tuesday and Wednesday crews meet from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each week. On the first and third Thursday evenings each month, a crew meets from 6:30 to 10:00 PM. The Saturday Crew meets the second and forth week of each month from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The crew members sort, scan and catalog historic documents from the collections of the Railroad Heritage Organizations that formed PNRA in 2010. When the scanning and cataloging is complete, the documents are posted on one of the web sites linked above. 

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 PNRA Facility

425 SW 153rd, Burien WA

 Location & Mailing Address

425 SW 153rd Street
Burien, Washington 98166
If You Are Sending a Package Use:
PNRA co/ Water District 49
415 SW 153rd Street
Burien, WA 98166

 Become A Friend Of PNRA

Friends of PNRA are people who support the operation of our railroad history archive in western Washington and assist PNRA in meeting the goal of becoming a world-class archive for  preservation of railroad history.

Benefits for Friends of PNRA

Quarterly updates on PNRA activity through issues of the Northwest News newsletter.

Priority access to products as they become available from archive collections.

Early notice of opportunities to participate in helping PNRA reach preservation goals.

Recognition as a person who supports the preservation of railroad history on our website and in our publications.

Becoming a Friend of PNRA
We invite you to become a Friend of PNRA by submitting the information below and providing a donation to support PNRA which is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Click here to download a Friends of PNRA flyer.







 Buy & Sell on eBay to Support PNRA

You can support PNRA when you buy and sell on eBay through the eBay Giving Works program. Here’s how. Click Here to visit eBay’s PNRA home page and Log into your eBay account. Click the phrase, “Add to Favorites” in the upper right hand corner. That is all there is to it. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see any items currently for sale on eBay that a portion of the proceeds benefit the PNRA.

Feel free to share the PNRA link on any social media site you use, with any potential donor. Once transactions are completed the funds are transferred to the PNRA to help our efforts to preserve the heritage of the railroads that served the northern-tier of the United States. Here is your chance to use eBay to sell your items and also support the work of the PNRA at the same time.

When you sell an item and select the PNRA as your Giving Works participant, the percentage you chose to donate is also used to reduce your eBay listing fees if the item sells. eBay Giving Works tracks your donations and provides the necessary paperwork for tax deduction purposes.

We hope you will consider doing this next time you have something to buy or sell on eBay.