Lynnwood in Snohomish County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
In 1939, the Interurban Rail Line was dismantled and Car 55 was converted to a diner along Highway 99 in Everett, the Old '55' Cafe. In 1964, it was donated to the Northwest Railway Museum and served as a ticket office for Snoqualmie's historic railway for about ten years. The car was use for storage for several years and then left to deteriorate.
In 1993, the City of Lynnwood purchased "Old 55" and began restoration in 1996 with a Federal ISTEA grant, Washington State Heritage Capital Projects Fund grant and City funding.
Erected by City of Lynnwood
Location. 47° 49.043′ N, 122° 16.656′ W. Marker is in Lynnwood, Washington, in Snohomish County. Marker can be reached from Poplar Way half a mile south of 196th Street SW, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located at Lynnwood Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19921 Poplar Way, Lynnwood WA 98036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wickers Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Alderwood Manor Heritage Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Humble House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Olympic Mountains (approx. 5½ miles away); Emil Fredreksen Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Carkeek Park (approx. 8½ miles away); Early Explorers (approx. 9.1 miles away); Landing Site of Capt. George Vancouver (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynnwood.
Regarding Interurban Trolley. The Interurban, which provided mass transportation almost 100 years ago, is especially
Car 55 has been renovated with original and fabricated historic parts and accessories.
• Don’t miss the pictorial story of Car 55’s renovation inside the trolley.
• And the history of the Interurban exhibit in the Wickers Building main gallery.
GUIDED TROLLEY TOURS
June-August: 2nd & 4th Wednesday & Saturday – 10 am – 2 pm.
September-May: By appointment – (425) 670-5502
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2012, by Norm Kumma of Bothell, Washington. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on October 5, 2012, by Norm Kumma of Bothell, Washington. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2012, by Norm Kumma of Bothell, Washington. 3. submitted on October 5, 2012, by Norm Kumma of Bothell, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.