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Foley Railway Museum & Model Train Exhibit. 125
E. Laurel Ave., Foley, 36535 Phone: 251-943-1818 Depot
museum, Mon.-Fri., 10-4; Sat., 10-2. Model train exhibit,
Tues., Thurs., & Sat., 10-2. www.visitfoley.org/play
Fort Payne Depot Museum. 105 5th St. NE, Ft. Payne,
35968 Phone: 256-845-5714 Mon., Wed., & Fri., 10-3:30.
1891 depot museum, caboose (seasonal), and depot annex.
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum. 1919 9th St., Calera,
35040 Phone: 205-668-3435 Call for schedule. Museum and
train rides. www.hodrrm.org
Huntsville Depot & Museum. 320 Church St., Huntsville, 35801 Phone: 256-564-8100 March-Dec., Wed.-Sat.,
10-4. Last antebellum depot in state. www.earlyworks.com
North Alabama Railroad Museum. 694 Chase Rd.,
Huntsville, 35815 Phone: 256-851-6276 Daily, 9-4. Staff
present Wed., Sat., 8-1. Depot museum and train rides as
Wales West Light Railway. 13650 Smiley St., Silverhill,
36576 Phone: 888-569-5337 Open daily, Feb.-Dec.
Authentic steam-powered, Welsh, 2-foot-gauge railway.
Alaska Railroad. 411 W. First Ave., Anchorage, 99501
Phone: 800-544-0552 Scheduled passenger service yearround. www.alaskarailroad.com
Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry.
3800 W. Neuser Dr., Wasilla, 99687 Phone: 907-376-1211
Year-round. Museum with train ride.
Tanana Valley Railroad. 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks,
99708 Phone: 907-459-7421 Train ride select weekends in
summer and fall. Historical museum open daily, Memorial
WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE. 231 2nd Ave., Skagway, 99840 Phone: 800-343-7373 May-Sept., daily, 7:30-4:30.
Narrow gauge train rides. www.wpyr.com
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Arizona Railway Museum. 330 E. Ryan Rd., Chandler,
85224 Phone: 480-821-1108 Weekends, Labor DayMemorial Day, 12-4. Static displays. www.azrymuseum.org
Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating
Museum. 3975 N. Miller Ave., Tucson, 85754 Phone:
520-888-2222 Second & fourth Sun., 12:30-4:30. Closed
July & Aug. Operating & static displays. Free admission.
Grand Canyon Railway. 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd.,
Williams, 86046 Phone: 800-843-8724 Year-round, daily,
except Dec. 25. Train ride. Williams departure 9:30 a.m.,
returning to Williams 5:45 p.m. www.thetrain.com
Karrels’ Double K Ranch Bed & Breakfast. 3930
N. Smokey Topaz Ln., Tucson, 85749 Phone: 520-749-5345
Year-round bed & breakfast; G-scale layout & 71/2-inch
gauge, SP caboose, hand car. By appt., call ahead.
Maricopa Live Steamers. 22822 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale,
85310 Phone: 623-925-1811 Second Sun. in Sept. through
second Sun. of May, noon-4:30.
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. 7301 E. Indian
Bend Rd., Scottsdale, 85250 Phone: 480-312-2312 Daily.
Static displays, scale train. www.therailroadpark.com
Sierra Madre Express. 4415 S. Contractors Way,
Tucson, 85714 Phone: 800-666-0346 Private, all-inclusive
train tours to Mexico’s Copper Canyon.
Southern Arizona Transportation Museum. 414
N. Toole Ave., Tucson, 85701 Phone: 520-623-2223 Tues.Thurs., 11-3; Fri.-Sat., 10-4; Sun., 11-3. Depot museum and
locomotive display. www.tucsonhistoricdepot.org
Verde Canyon Railroad. 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale,
86324 Phone: 800-320-0718 Year-round. Train ride and
special events. www.verdecanyonrr.com
ARKANSAS & MISSOURI RAILROAD. 306 E.
Emma, Springdale, 72764 Phone: 800-687-8600 Fri. & Sat.
Train rides, specials through the year. www.amrailroad.com
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Arkansas Railroad Museum. 1700 Port Rd., Pine Bluff,
71601 Phone: 870-535-8819 Mon.-Sat., 9-2. Museum.
Central Delta Depot Museum. 100 W. Cypress St.,
Brinkley, 72021 Phone: 870-589-2124
Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway. 299
N. Main St., Eureka Springs, 72632 Phone: 479-253-9623
Excursion train ride or dining train. www.esnarailway.com
Eureka Springs Model Railroad Company. 127
Spring St., Eureka Springs, 72632 Phone: 501-253-9623
Fort Smith Trolley Museum. 100 S. 4th St., Fort Smith,
72901 Phone: 479-783-0205 Year-round. Sat., 10-5; Sun.,
1-5; Daily, May-Oct., 10-5. Museum and trolley ride.
Frisco Depot Museum. Mammoth Spring State Park,
Hwys. 9 and 63, Mammoth Spring, 72554 Phone: 870-6257364 Tues.-Sat., 8-5; Sun., 1-5. Closed Mon. Museum in
1886 depot. www.arkansasstateparks.com/mammothspring
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad. 233 Blossom Hill Rd.,
Los Gatos, 95032 Phone: 408-395-7433 Spring/fall: Sat. &
Sun., 10:30-4:30; Summer: daily; Winter: Sat. & Sun., 11-3.
Scale train rides. www.bjwrr.org
Calico & Odessa Railroad. 36600 Ghost Town Rd.,
Yermo, 92398 Phone: 760-254-2117 Daily, 9-5. Train ride in
county park. www.calicotown.com
California State Railroad Museum. 111 I St., Old
Sacramento, 95814 Phone: 916-323-9280 Daily, 10-5.
California Trolley & Railroad Corp. 635 Phelan Ave.,
San Jose, 95112 Phone: 408-293-2276 Sat. & Sun., 11-4.
Reconstruction & rides. www.ctrc.org
Clovis Tourist Information and Visitor Center at
Tarpey Depot. 399 Clovis Ave., Clovis, 93612 Phone:
Colma Depot. 1500 Hillside Blvd., Colma, 94014 Phone:
650-757-1676 Museum, which also includes a blacksmith
shop and freight shed. Free admission.
Descanso, Alpine & Pacific Railway. 1266 Alpine
Heights Rd., Alpine, 91901 Phone: 619-445-4781 Sun., 1-3.
Museum & free rides, first come, first served, on 2-footgauge industrial railroad, weather permitting.
Fillmore & Western Railway. 351 Santa Clara St.,
Fillmore, 93015 Phone: 805-524-2546 Year-round, train
rides. Weekend, scenic, and dinner trains. www.fwry.com
Folsom Valley Railway/Folsom City Zoo. 121 Dunstable Way, Folsom, 95630 Phone: 916-983-1873 Year-round.
Scale train ride. www.FolsomValleyRailway.com
Fort Humboldt State Historic Park. 3431 Fort Ave.,
Eureka, 95502 Phone: 707-445-6567 Museum open daily,
9-5. Museum and summer steam train operations on third
Sat. of each month, May-September.
www.parks.ca.gov or www.timberheritage.org
Golden Gate Live Steamers Inc. 2501 Grizzly Park
Blvd., Berkeley, 94708 Phone: 510-486-0623 Open Sundays,
12-3, weather & staffing permitting, with free rides to the
public. Next to Redwood Valley Railway in Tilden Park,
Golden State Model Railroad Museum. 900A
Dornan Dr., Point Richmond, 94801 Phone: 510-234-4884
We have 3 large layouts in HO-, O-, and N-scales in a
10,000-sq.-ft. building. Trains are running every Sunday
from April-Dec., 12-5 p.m. We’re also open for “viewing
only” (no running trains) on Sat., 12-5 p.m., and Wed., 11-3.
Closed January-March for maintenance. www.gsmrm.org
Irvine Park Railroad. 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange, 92862
Phone: 714-997-3968 Winter: daily, except Thanksgiving
and Christmas, 10-4. Summer: daily, 10-4:30. Scale train
Knott’s Berry Farm. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park,
90620 Phone: 714-220-5200 Daily, except Christmas.
Narrow gauge steam train ride. www.knotts.com
Laws Railroad Museum. Silver Canyon Rd., Bishop,
93514 Phone: 760-873-5950 Daily, 10-4, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, & Easter. Museum.
Lomita Railroad Museum. 2137 W. 250th St., Lomita,
90717 Phone: 310-326-6255 Thurs.-Sun., 10-5; closed all
holidays. Museum with locomotive displays.
Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum.
Griffith Park, Los Angeles, 90027 Phone: 323-662-8030 Most
Sundays, 11-3. Scale train rides and layout. www.lals.org
Napa Valley Wine Train. 1275 McKinstry St., Napa,
94559 Phone: 800-427-4124 Year-round. First-class service
for lunch, dinner, & winery tours. www.winetrain.com
National City Depot. 922 W. 23rd St., National City,
91950 Phone: 619-474-4400 Thurs.-Sun., 9-5. Original West
Coast Santa Fe transcontinental railroad depot restored to
1882 appearance. www.sdera.org/depot.php
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Project. Nevada
County Fair Grounds, McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, 95949
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad and
Transportation Museum. 5 Kidder Ct., Nevada City,
95959 Phone: 530-470-0902 May-Oct., Fri.-Tues., 10-4,
closed Wed. & Thurs. Nov.-April, Sat. & Sun., 10-4.
Nevada County Traction Co. 402 Railroad Ave.,
Nevada City, 95959 Phone: 800-226-3090 Thurs.-Mon., 9:304:30; Mon., Thurs., & Fri. departures, 12 & 2; Sat. departures,
10, 12, 2, & 4; Sun. departures, 10, 12, & 2. Train rides.
Niles Canyon Railway. 6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol, 94586
Phone: 510-996-8420 Feb.-March, first & third Sun.
April-Aug., every Sun. Sept.-Oct., first & third Sun. Rolling
museum train ride. Check website for departure times and
Niles Depot Museum. 37592 Niles Blvd., Fremont,
94536 Phone: 510-797-4449 www.nilesdepot.org
Orange County Model Engineers Inc. 2480 Placentia
Ave., Costa Mesa, 92628-3216 Phone: 949-54-TRAIN Third
Sat. & Sun. of each month, 10-3:30. Scale train rides.
Orange Empire Railway Museum. 2201 S. A St.,
Perris, 92570 Phone: 951-943-3020 Grounds open daily,
except Thanksgiving & Christmas. Guided tours daily;
please call or email ahead. Train & trolley rides on weekends
and some holidays. www.oerm.org
Pacific Railroad Society. 210 West Bonita Ave., San
Dimas, 91773 Phone: 909-394-0616 Our museum is housed
in the former Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe depot. Artifacts
and exhibits on display. The depot houses an extensive railroad research library containing books and materials dating
from the 1930s. www.pacificrailroadsociety.org
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Pacific Southwest Railway Museum. 750 Depot St.,
Campo, 91906 Phone: 619-465-7776 Large museum and
vintage train rides on mountain railroad. Cab rides. “Run-aLocomotive” program. Weekends. www.psrm.org
Poway-Midland Railroad. 14134 Midland Rd., Poway,
92074 Phone: 858-486-4063 Sat., 10-4; Sun., 11-2. No
operation second Sun. of the month. Theme park train ride.
Rail Journeys West Inc. 3770 Flora Vista Ave., #404,
Santa Clara, 95051 Phone: 408-241-7807 Chartered and
private railcar tours aboard restored former California
Zephyr, stainless steel streamlined cars including the
signature round-end observation car Silver Solarium.
RailGiants Train Museum. 1101 W. McKinley Ave.,
Pomona, 91768 Phone: 909-623-0190 Open second weekend
of each month, 10-3. Museum, static displays. Santa Fe
Arcadia Depot, Gift shop, UP 9000, UP Centennial 6915, UP
SD40 3105, SF 3450, SP 5021, 3-truck Climax, Nickel Plate
business car, Santa Fe Horse Express Car, & two cabooses.
Railroad Park Resort. 100 Railroad Park Rd.,
Dunsmuir, 96025 Phone: 530-235-4440 Dinner train and
caboose motel. www.rrpark.com
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. Fifth Ave. at
Reservoir Rd., Jamestown, 95327 Phone: 209-984-3953
Daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day.
Museum and train ride. Railtown1897.org
Redwood Valley Railway. Tilden Regional Park,
Berkeley, 94705 Phone: 510-548-6100 Located at south end
of Tilden Park, at intersection of Grizzly Peak Blvd. and
Lomas Cantadas Rd. Weekends, year-round, 11-6; weekdays
during summer, 11-5. Miniature train rides.
Riverside Live Steamers. 1496 Columbia Ave.,
Riverside, 92507 Phone: 951-779-9024 Second and fourth
Sun. of each month, 10-3. Miniature steam train rides.
71/2-inch-gauge railroad located in Hunter Hobby Park,
corner of Columbia and Iowa avenues. www.steamonly.org
Roaring Camp Railroads. Graham Hill Rd., Felton,
95018 Phone: 831-335-4484 Call for schedule. Narrow gauge
steam train rides and standard gauge diesel trains to the
Sacramento RiverTrain. E. and Main streets, Woodland, 95776 Phone: 800-866-1690 Train ride with dining and
entertainment options. www.sacramentorivertrain.com
Sacramento Southern Railroad. Front St., between
J & K streets, Old Sacramento, 95814 Phone: 916-323-9280
Weekends, April through Sept., 11-4. Train rides.
Sacramento Valley Live Steamers. Hagan Community Park, Chase Dr., P.O. Box 273, Rancho Cordova, 95741
Phone: 916-361-7140 Live steam miniature railroad. First
weekend, March-Sept. www.svlsrm.org
San Diego Model Railroad Museum. 1649 El Prado,
San Diego, 92101 Phone: 619-696-0199 Tues.-Fri., 11-4, Sat.
& Sun., 11-5. Model railroad layouts. www.sdmrm.org
San Francisco Cable Car Museum. 1201 Mason St.,
San Francisco, 94108 Phone: 415-474-1887 Daily, except for
Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day. Museum. Free
San Francisco Municipal Railway. 1145 Market St.,
San Francisco, 94103 Phone: 415-673-6864 Daily transit
operation. Cable car rides. www.sfmuni.com
Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society - Heritage
Junction Historic Park. P.O. Box 221925, Newhall,
91322 Phone: 661-254-1275 The Santa Clarita Valley
Historical Society was formed to stimulate public interest
in the history of the Santa Clarita Valley and area, to collect
and preserve facts and artifacts pertinent to the area, and
to inform the public. In 1982, the Society was given Mogul
steam engine No. 1629, located at Melody Ranch, by Gene
Autry. No. 1629 now sits on a siding alongside the Saugus
Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society Heritage
Junction. 24101 Newhall Ave., Santa Clarita, 91322
Phone: 661-254-1275 Museum in former SP Saugus Station;
SP 2-6-0 1629 and historic buildings on display. Free tours
Sat. and Sun., 1-4. www.scvhs.org
Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway. 400 Beach St.,
Santa Cruz, 95060 www.santacruzrailway.com
Santa Maria Valley Historical Railway Museum.
Town Center Mall, #387, Santa Maria, 93454 Phone:
Sierra Railroad Dinner Train. 330 S. Sierra Ave.,
Oakdale, 95361 Phone: 800-866-1690 Every weekend, yearround. Dinner train. www.sierrarailroad.com
Skunk Train. Laurel and Main streets, Fort Bragg, 95437
Phone: 800-866-1690 Year-round. Train ride.
Sonoma Traintown Railroad. 20264 Broadway, Hwy.
12, Sonoma, 95476 Phone: 707-938-3912 June 1-Labor Day
& Sept.-May, Fri.-Sun., 10-5. Scale steam train rides.
South Coast Railroad Museum. 300 N. Los Carneros
Rd., Goleta, 93117 Phone: 805-964-3540 Year-round, Wed.Sun., 1-4. Depot museum & miniature train rides.
Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum. 101 West
Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi, 93561 Phone: 661-823-1100
Thurs.-Mon., 11-4, year-round, except holidays. Museum.
Train-viewing deck. www.tehachapidepot.com
Timber Heritage Association Samoa Shops. 930
Vance Ave., Samoa, 95564 Phone: 707-443-2957 Crew
speeder car rides on fourth Sat. of each month, June-Sept.
1893 lumber company roundhouse and shops open for tours
on speeder ride days. www.timberheritage.org
Travel Town Museum. 5200 Zoo Dr., Griffith Park, Los
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Angeles, 90039 Phone: 323-662-5874 Free museum, open
west of the Mississippi in a park setting. Fun small train ride
circles the museum. Docent-led tours are available on the
second Saturday of month, 10-3. The museum has membership benefits and special members-only, monthly Thomas
the Tank Engine and Chuggington Playdays. See website for
events and schedules. www.traveltown.org
Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn and Museum. 5202
Zoo Dr., Griffith Park, Los Angeles, 90027 Phone: 818-9340173 Every third Sun. of the month, 11-3.
Waterfront Red Car Line. 6th St. at Harbor Blvd.,
San Pedro, 90731 Phone: 310-732-3473 Fri., Sat., Sun.,
Mon., 10-6. Trolley ride.
Western America Railroad Museum. 685 N. 1st. St.,
Barstow, 92311 Phone: 760-256-9276 Fri.-Sun., 11-4. Depot
Western Pacific Railroad Museum. 700 Western
Pacific Way, Portola, 96122 Phone: 530-832-4131 Hands-on
museum open, May-Sept., 10-4 p.m. Train rides Memorial
Day through Labor Day. You can even run a locomotive —
call for information and appointment. www.wplives.org
Western Railway Museum. 5848 Hwy. 12, Suisun City,
94585 Phone: 707-374-2978 Year-round, Sat. & Sun., 10:305. Museum with electric interurban rides. www.wrm.org
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. 56001
Hwy. 41, Fish Camp, 93623 Phone: 559-683-7273 Shay
steam locomotives take passengers over a restored logging
grade in the Sierra National Forest at Yosemite National
Park’s south entrance on Hwy 41. Special events include the
Moonlight Special and group BBQs. At the station there are
gift shops, a museum, gold panning, and picnic area. Make
reservations on our website or call for more information.
Colorado Railroad Museum. 17155 W. 44th Ave.,
Golden, 80403 Phone: 800-365-6263 Daily, 9-5. Museum &
weekend train rides. www.coloradorailroadmuseum.org
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad.
5th and Bennett avenues, Cripple Creek, 80813 Phone:
719-689-2640 Mid-May to mid-Oct. Train ride.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. 5234B Hwy.
285, Antonito, 81120 Phone: 888-286-2737 Memorial Day
weekend-mid-Oct. Daily train rides at 10 a.m.
Denver & Rio Grande/U.S. National Park Service.
U.S. Hwy. 50, Cimarron, Phone: 970-249-4074
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. 479
Main Ave., Durango, 81301 Phone: 877-872-4607 Yearround. Museum & narrow gauge train rides.
Forney Museum of Transportation. 4303 Brighton
Blvd., Denver, 80216 Phone: 303-297-1113 Mon.-Sat., 10-4.
Fort Collins Municipal Railway. P.O. Box 635, Fort
Collins, 80522 Phone: 970-224-5372 May-Sept., weekends.
Trolley rides. www.fortcollinstrolley.org
Galloping Goose Historical Society. 421 Railroad
Ave., Dolores, 81323 Phone: 970-882-7082 May 15-Oct. 15,
Mon.-Sat., 9-5. Museum with restored Galloping Goose
No. 5 and replica RGS depot. Free admission.
GEORGETOWN LOOP RAILROAD. 646 Loop Dr.,
Georgetown, 80444 Phone: 888-456-6777 Weekends,
May-Dec. Narrow gauge steam train ride.
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Greeley Freight Station Museum. 680 10th St.,
Greeley, 80631 Phone: 970-392-2934 Wed.-Sun., in summer;
Sat., year-round. www.gfsm.org
Lakeside Amusement Park. 4601 Sheridan Blvd.,
Denver, 80212 Phone: 303-477-1621
LEADVILLE, COLORADO & SOUTHERN
RAILROAD. 326 E. 7th St., Leadville, 80461 Phone:
866-386-3936 Call for schedule. Diesel excursions.
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Limon Heritage Museum & Railroad Park. 899 1st
St., Limon, 80828 Phone: 719-775-8605 June 1-Aug. 31,
Mon.-Sat., 1-8. Local railroad history museum.
Moffat Railway Car. 360 E. Victory Way, Craig, 81625
Phone: 800-864-4405 Memorial Day-Labor Day, 9-5. Office
car display. www.craig-chamber.com
Museum of Northwest Colorado. 590 Yampa Ave.,
Craig, 81625 Phone: 970-824-6360 Mon.-Sat., 9-5. Moffat
Road memorabilia. www.museumnwco.org
Pikes Peak Cog Railway. 515 Ruxton Ave., Manitou
Springs, 80829 Phone: 719-685-5401 Cog railway.
Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway. 2333 Steel Dr.,
Colorado Springs, 80907 Phone: 719-475-9508
Year-round, Mon. through Sat. Trolley ride and displays.
Platte Valley Trolley. Children’s Museum Dr. and
Water St., Denver, 80211 Phone: 303-458-6255 Trolley
ride operating April-Oct., Fri., Sat., & Sun., 12-4.
Pueblo Railway Museum. 301 West B St., Suite 100,
Pueblo, 81003 Phone: 719-251-5024 Displays at Pueblo
Union Depot. Daily, 10-4. www.pueblorailway.org
Ridgway Railroad Museum. 150 Racecourse Rd., P.O.
Box 588, Ridgway, 81432 Phone: 970-626-5181 May 1-31,
10-3; June 1-Oct. 31, 9-5; other dates by appointment. Free
Rio Grande Scenic. 601 State Ave., Alamosa, 81101
Phone: 877-726-7245 Train rides in the Rockies.
Royal Gorge Route Railroad. 330 B Royal Gorge Blvd.,
Cañon City, 81212 Phone: 888-724-5748 Scenic train ride
through the Royal Gorge. Dinner trains available on select
Tiny Town Railroad. 6249 S. Turkey Creek Rd.,
Morrison, 80465 Phone: 303-697-6829 Daily, 10-5, June,
July, & Aug. Weekends, May & Sept. Scale steam train ride.
Windsor Museum. 116 N. 5th St., Windsor, 80550
Phone: 970-674-2439 1882 Colorado & Southern depot
Connecticut Antique Machinery Association.
Route 7, Kent, 06757 Phone: 860-927-0050 May-Oct.,
Wed.-Sun., 10-4. Operating steam locomotive, exhibits.
Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum. 55 Bridge
St., Willimantic, 06226 Phone: 860-456-9999 Open May
through Oct. Call for dates and hours. Museum.
Connecticut Trolley Museum. 58 North Rd., East
Windsor, 06088 Phone: 860-627-6540 Call or write for
hours. Museum and trolley rides. www.ct-trolley.org
Danbury Railway Museum. 120 White St., Danbury,
06810 Phone: 203-778-8337 Year-round. Museum with train
rides, April-Nov. www.danburyrail.org
ESSEX STEAM TRAIN & RIVERBOAT. 1 Railroad
Ave., Essex, 06426 Phone: 800-377-3987 May-Oct. Train ride
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Phone: 860-283-7245 May-Oct., Tues., Sat., Sun., &
holidays. Write or call for times. Train rides and depot
Shore Line Trolley Museum. 17 River St., East Haven,
06512 Phone: 203-467-6927 May, Sept., & Oct.: Sat. & Sun.
Daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Cars operate frequently
until 4:30. Trolley ride. Special events, May-Dec.
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• Over 400 Railroad &
• Ride trolleys, interurbans
& coaches on our railroad!
Hours of Operation:
Sundays: April - October: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays: May - October: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekdays: Memorial - Labor Day: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
7000 Olson Rd., Union IL 60180
(Take I90 to Hwy 20 Exit)
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Wilmington & Western Railroad. 2201 Newport-Gap
Pike, Wilmington, 19808 Phone: 302-998-1930 April-Dec.,
weekends. Scenic train rides. www.wwrr.com
District of Columbia
Smithsonian National Museum of American History. 14th St. and Constitution Ave., Washington, 200137012 Phone: 202-633-1000 www.americanhistory.si.edu
Boca Express Train Museum. 747 South Dixie Hwy.,
Boca Raton, 33432 Phone: 561-395-6766 Jan.-April, select
Friday afternoons, RSVP required. www.bocahistory.org
Central Florida Railroad Museum. 101 S. Boyd St.,
Winter Garden, 34787 Phone: 407-656-0559 Daily, 1-5.
Depot museum. www.cfrhs.org
Flagler Museum. 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, 33480
Phone: 561-655-2833 Year-round, Tues.-Sat., 10-5; Sun.,
12-5. Railroad tycoon’s mansion. www.flaglermuseum.us
Florida Railroad Museum. 12210 83rd St. E, Parrish,
34219 Phone: 877-869-0800 Year-round, Sat. & Sun.
Museum and train ride. www.frrm.org
Gold Coast Railroad Museum. 12450 SW 152 St.,
Miami, 33177 Phone: 305-253-0063 Mon.-Fri., 11-3;
Sat.-Sun., 11-4. Museum and train ride.
Lady Lake Historical Museum. 207 W. Lady Lake
Blvd., Lady Lake, 32159 Phone: 352-259-4359 Tues., Thurs.,
Sat., 10-1. Historically accurate operating HO layout of
local rail activity in 1940s and 1950s. Free admission,
Largo Central Railroad. P.O. Box 823, Largo, 337790823 Phone: 727-585-9835 www.lcrailroad.com
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER TRAIN ON
SEMINOLE GULF RAILWAY. 2805 Colonial Blvd.,
(next to Lee Co. Education Center), Fort Myers, 33966
Phone: 800-736-4853 All aboard the Murder Mystery
Dinner Train for a unique dining experience. Enjoy a
live murder mystery show while our chef prepares your
five-course dinner on board the train during the 31/2-hour
journey. Year-round food, fun, and of course murder! Hotel
get-away packages available to enjoy sunny Southwest
Florida with some of the best beaches in the world, plus golf
and baseball. semgulf.com [See our ad on page R-5]
Railroad Museum of South Florida’s Train Village.
7330 Gladiolus Dr., Fort Myers, 33908 Phone: 239-267-1905
Southwest Florida Museum of History. 2301
Jackson St., Fort Myers, 33901 Phone: 239-321-7430 Tues.Sat., 10-5. ACL depot & history museum with 1929 Pullman
Tavares, Eustis & Gulf Railroad. 100 East Ruby St.,
Tavares, 32778 Phone: 352-742-7200 Year-round steam train
TECO Line Streetcar System. St. Pete Times Forum
Dr., Tampa, 33619 Phone: 813-254-4278 Trolley rides.
Walt Disney World Railroad. P.O. Box 10000, Lake
Buena Vista, 32830-1000 Phone: 407-824-7828
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. 241 Depot St., Blue Ridge,
30513 Phone: 877-413-8724 March-Dec. Train ride.
Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic
Village. 1392 Whiddon Mill Rd., Tifton, 31793 Phone:
800-767-1875 Year-round, Sat., 9-5. Museum and train ride.
Misty Mountain Model Railroad. 16 Misty Mountain
Ln., off Town Creek School Rd., Blairsville, 30512 Phone:
706-400-2085 O-gauge model railroad and Hi-Rail scale
Okefenokee Heritage Center. 1460 N. Augusta Ave.,
Waycross, 31503 Phone: 912-285-4260 Tues.-Sat., 10-4:30,
except major holidays. Museum with locomotive display.
Roundhouse Railroad Museum. 601 W. Harris St.,
Savannah, 31401 Phone: 912-651-6823 Daily, 9-5, closed
Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s. Museum in Central
of Georgia shop complex. www.chsgeorgia.org/roundhouse
SAM Shortline. 105 E. 9th Ave., Cordele, 31015 Phone:
877-427-2457 March-Dec., Mon., Fri., Sat., & two Thurs. a
month, departs at 9:30. Excursion train.
Southeastern Railway Museum. 3595 Buford Hwy.,
Duluth, 30096 Phone: 770-476-2013 Museum open 10-5,
Thurs.-Sat., Jan.-Feb.; Wed.-Sat., March-May & Aug.-Dec.;
Tues.-Sat., June & July. Train ride schedule varies seasonally.
SOUTHERN MUSEUM OF CIVIL WAR AND
LOCOMOTIVE HISTORY. 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw,
30144 Phone: 770-427-2117 Mon.-Thurs., 9:30-5; Sun.,
11-6. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving,
Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Museum featuring Civil
War locomotive, the General. www.southernmuseum.org
[See our ad on page R-5]
St. Marys Railroad. 1000 Osborne St., St. Marys, 31558
Phone: 912-200-5235 Ride the St. Marys Express. Visit
website for schedule. www.stmarysrailroad.com
Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad. Hwy. 78 East, Stone
Mountain, 30086 Phone: 800-401-2407 Sept.-May, 10-5.
Memorial Day-Labor Day, 10-8. Diesel train ride.
Thronateeska Heritage Center. 100 W. Roosevelt Ave.,
Albany, 31701 Phone: 229-432-6955 Thurs.-Sat., 10-4. Static
exhibit, history museum. www.heritagecenter.org
Hawaiian Railway. 91-1001 Renton Rd., P.O. Box 60369,
Ewa Station, Ewa Beach, 96706 Phone: 808-681-5461
Saturday ride, 3 p.m., Sun., 1 & 3. Train rides. 3 p.m. rides are
“Ice Cream Rides.” Weekday rides vary, based on charters.
Kauai Plantation Railway. 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy.,
Lihue, 96766 Phone: 808-245-7245 Narrow gauge train ride.
Lahaina Kaanapali Railroad. 17 Kaka’alaneo Dr.,
Lahaina, 96761 Phone: 808-661-0080 Narrow gauge steam
tourist railroad. www.sugarcanetrain.com
Laupahoehoe Train Museum. 36-2377 Mamalahoa
Hwy., Laupahoehoe, 96764 Phone: 808-962-6300
Pineapple Express. Dole Plantation, 64-1550
Kamehameha Hwy., Wahiawa, 96786 Phone:
Canyon County Historical Museum. 1200 Front St.,
Nampa, 83651 Phone: 208-467-7611 Year-round, Tues.-Fri.,
1-5. Nov.-April, Sat., 11-3; May-Oct., Sat., 10-3. Depot
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Journey through the lush green
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Whether you are seven or
seventy, train travel is the best
way to see America. Choosing a
destination that inspires and
excites is easy when you see all
the fascinating cities and
attractions accessible by Amtrak.
The Rocky Mountains that
define this state shape every
curve of this railroad. Steep
passes, tunnels and wildlife let
you see a colorful Colorado
from a vantage point
unmatched by car.
First class rail service departing Chicago
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American Cuisine in a truly unique
setting. Our chefs are designing menus
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The Adirondacks offer four
seasons of beauty best seen
along breathtaking waterway
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the Cape through marshes and
dunes alive with sea birds,
where just around the bend the
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Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum. 219
Sixth St., P.O. Box 469, Wallace, 83873 Phone: 208-7520111 Call for dates and times. Pictorial exhibits & railroad
artifacts. Hands-on exhibits in the Railway Express Agency
Office. Bells to ring and buttons to push in many exhibits.
Silverwood Central Railway/Theme Park. N. 26225
Hwy. 95, Athol, 83801 Phone: 208-683-3400
Thunder Mountain Line Railroad. 120 Mill Rd.,
Horseshoe Bend, 83629 Phone: 877-432-7245 March-Dec.
Call for hours. Train ride.
Amboy Depot Museum. Main Street, two blocks west of
U.S. 52, Amboy, 61310 Phone: 815-857-4700 Wed., Thurs.,
Sun., & holidays, 1-4; Fri. & Sat., 10-4. Depot museum.
Chicago Great Western Railway Depot Museum.
111 E. Myrtle St., Elizabeth, 61028 Phone: 815-858-2343
Open weekends, May-Oct., or year-round by appointment.
Depot museum. www.elizabethhistoricalsociety.com
Chicago History Museum. 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago,
60614 Phone: 312-642-4600 The Chicago History Museum
traces rail’s importance in the development of Chicago
through exhibits that feature the first L car, the Pioneer
locomotive, and the history of the Union Stock Yard, among
Depot Railroad Museum. E. Benton St., Rossville, 60963
Phone: 217-446-5711 Memorial Day-Sept., Sat. & Sun., 12-4.
C&EI depot museum. www.danvillejct.org
Fox River Trolley Museum. 365 S. LaFox St., South
Elgin, 60177 Phone: 847-697-4676 See website for schedule.
Museum and trolley ride. www.foxtrolley.org
GALESBURG RAILROAD MUSEUM. 211 S. Seminary
St., Galesburg, 61401 Phone: 309-342-9400 April-Nov.,
Tues.-Sat., 10-4; Sun., 12-4. Galesburg Railroad Days on last
weekend of June. Rolling stock display.
[See our ad on page R-6]
Historic Greenup Depot. 204 W. Cumberland St.,
Greenup, 62428 Phone: 217-923-9306 Thur.-Sat., 11-3. Free
admission, donations accepted. 1870 Victorian depot,
HO-scale layout. www.cumberlandcountyhistory.org
Historic Pullman Foundation. 11141 S. Cottage Grove
Ave., Chicago, 60628 Phone: 773-785-8901 Tues.-Sun., 11-3.
Closed Monday & major holidays. Museum in George
Pullman’s industrial town built in 1880. www.pullmanil.org
ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM. 7000 Olson Rd.,
Union, 60180 Phone: 800-244-7245 April, Sun., only;
May-Oct., Sat. & Sun.; Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily.
Comprehensive museum with over 450 pieces of equipment
representing different types of rail transportation equipment
in one location. Home of the Nebraska Zephyr streamliner,
Russian Decapod steam locomotive, and Chicago’s red
streetcars that you can ride on select dates. See website for
schedule of operations and fares. www.irm.org
[See our ad on page R-6]
Kankakee Railroad Museum. 197 S. East Ave.,
Kankakee, 60901 Phone: 815-929-9320 Fri., Sat., & Sun.,
12-4. Depot museum. www.kankakeerrmuseum.com
Monticello Railway Museum. 992 Iron Horse Pl.,
Monticello, 61856 Phone: 877-762-9011 May-Oct.,
weekends and holidays only. Museum and train rides.
Museum of Science and Industry. 57th St. and Lake
Shore Dr., Chicago, 60637 Phone: 800-468-6674 Mon.-Sat.,
9:30-4; Sun., 11-4, except Dec. 25. Museum with static
Rochelle Railroad Park. 124 N. 9th St., Rochelle, 61068
Phone: 815-562-7031 Park overlooking the junction of
two busy main lines. Open 24 hours a day. Gift shop, April
1-Oct. 31, 10-5; Nov. 1-March 31, 11-4. Closed Tues.
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Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad. 2954 S. Walnut
Rd., Freeport, 61032 Phone: 815-232-2306 Call for schedule.
Occasional steam train rides. www.thefreeportshow.com
Trolley Car 36. 324 N. Madison St., Rockford, 61107
Phone: 815-987-8894 June-Sept., Thurs., Sat., & Sun., 12-4.
Trolley ride. www.rockfordparkdistrict.org/facilities
Union Depot Railroad Museum. P.O. Box 433, 683
Main St., Mendota, 61342-0433 Phone: 815-539-3373
Memorial Day-Labor Day, Wed.-Sun., 12-5. Labor DayMemorial Day, Sat.-Sun., 12-5. Museum with static displays
and interactive layouts. www.mendotamuseums.org
Waterman & Western Railroad. Adams & Birch in
Lions Club Park, Waterman, 60556 Phone: 630-710-1023
Wheels O’ Time Museum. 1710 W. Woodside Dr.,
Dunlap, 61525 Phone: 309-243-9020 May-Oct., Wed.-Sun.,
12-5. Museum with static displays. www.wheelsotime.org
Hesston Steam Museum. 1201 E. 1000 N., La Porte,
46350 Phone: 219-872-5055 Summer weekends, 12-5.
Museum and train ride. www.hesston.org
Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum. 507 Mulberry St.,
North Judson, 46366 Phone: 574-896-3950 May-Oct. and
special events, Sat., 9-4. Museum with caboose rides.
Indiana Railway Museum. 1 Monon St., French Lick,
47432 Phone: 800-748-7246 Museum with train ride.
Indiana Transportation Museum. 701 Cicero Rd.,
Noblesville, 46061 Phone: 317-773-6000 April-Oct.,
weekends, 10-4. Museum, equipment displays, & train rides.
Linden Depot Museum. 520 North Main St., P.O. Box
154, Linden, 47955 Phone: 765-339-7245 Historic 1908
Junction depot that served the Monon and Nickel Plate
railroads. Open Fri., Sat., and Sun., April through Oct, 12-5
p.m. Admission: $4 for adults and $1 for children, 12 and
under. Christmas Open House, Fri., Sat., and Sun., 10-6
from the Friday before Thanksgiving through the Sunday
after Christmas. Check website for additional information
and news of special events. www.LindenDepotMuseum.org
Madison Railroad Station. 615 W. First St., Madison,
47250 Phone: 812-265-2335 May-Oct., Mon.-Sat., 10-4:30,
Sun., 1-4; Nov.-April, weekdays only. Depot museum.
National New York Central Railroad Museum.
721 S. Main St., Elkhart, 46515 Phone: 574-294-3001
Year-round. Call ahead for hours. Closed Mondays and
major holidays. Museum. www.nycrrmuseum.org
TrainTown. 15808 Edgerton Rd., New Haven, 46774
Phone: 260-493-0765 Write or call for information.
Museum with mainline steam locomotive. www.765.org
Wabash Valley Railroaders Museum. 1316 Plum
St., Terre Haute, 47804 Phone: 812-238-9958 Open on
weekends, May through Oct., 11-4. Features two functional
interlocking towers, PRR cabin car and depot, and a viewing
platform adjacent to CSX’s main lines. www.wvrrm.org
WHITEWATER VALLEY RAILROAD. 455 Market St.,
Connersville, 47331 Phone: 765-825-2054 May-Oct.
Excursions, Train to Dinner, Special Events (Feb.-Dec.).
www.whitewatervalleyrr.org [See our ad on page R-9]
BOONE & SCENIC VALLEY RAILROAD. 225 10th
St., Boone, 50036 Phone: 800-626-0319 May, Sat., only; May
26-Oct. 31, daily. Museum, dinner, & scenic train rides.
www.bsvrr.com [See our ad on page R-5]
Delmar Depot Museum. 414 Lincoln Ave., Delmar,
52037 Phone: 563-574-4256 Sat. & Sun., 1-4 or by
appointment. Depot museum.
Hobo Foundation. 52 Main Ave., South Britt, 50423
Phone: 641-843-9104 June 1-Aug. 15, or by appt. One-ofa-kind museum filled with hobo artifacts. Newest display is
Steamtrain Maury’s complete collection. www.hobo.com
Iowa Trolley Park. 3429 Main Ave., Clear Lake, 50428
Phone: 641-357-7433 Open weekends, June, July, & Aug.,
10-5. Museum with Mason City & Clear Lake Electric
Railroad trailer car No. 27, V&T Lyon steam locomotive,
old Benton & Bodie Tender Tank, a Soo Line caboose, and a
PCC car. Diesel rides in a Plymouth 25-ton switch engine.
Midwest Central Railroad. 403 E. Threshers Rd., Mt.
Pleasant, 52641 Phone: 319-385-2912 Sept. 1-5, in conjunction with the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion; Ghost train,
Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, & 29; North Pole Express, Dec. 2, 3, 4,
10, & 11. Narrow gauge train ride. www.mcrr.org
RailsWest Railroad Museum. 72 Bellevue Ave.,
Council Bluffs, 51503 Phone: 712-323-5182
Trainland U.S.A. 3135 Highway 117 N., Colfax, 500547534 Phone: 515-674-3813 Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily,
10-6. Operating O-Gauge layout. It is an operating toy train
museum depicting railroad development across the USA.
It represents three eras of time, frontier, steam, and diesel.
Lionel trains and approximately 60 operating accessories
are represented. Visit an original, 150-year-old CNW Depot
from Calamus, Iowa. www.trainlandusa.com
Trains on the Farm. 30215 170th St., Clarksville, 50619
Phone: 319-278-4847 Train tours and museum.
Union Pacific Railroad Museum. 200 Pearl St.,
Council Bluffs, 51503 Phone: 712-329-8307 Tues.-Sat., 10-4.
Railroad artifacts and interactive exhibits chronicle the history of Union Pacific. www.uprrmuseum.org
ABILENE & SMOKY VALLEY RAILROAD. 200 S.
5th St., P.O. Box 744, Abilene, 67410 Phone: 888-426-6687
Memorial Day-Labor Day, Wed.-Sun.; May & Sept.-Oct.,
weekends. Train ride. www.asvrr.org
[See our ad on page R-9]
Great Overland Station. 701 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka,
66608 Phone: 785-232-5533 Museum. Santa Fe and Union
Pacific exhibits. www.greatoverlandstation.com
Great Plains Transportation Museum. 700 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, 67202 Phone: 316-263-0944 Year-round,
Sat., 9-4; April-Oct., Sun., 1-4. Museum with displays of
locomotive rolling stock and artifacts. www.gptm.us
Heart of the Heartlands. 6769 N.W. 20th St.,
Scammon, 66773 Phone: 620-396-8594 Seasonal, walkthrough available at any time. Call or check website. Depot
museum. Train rides. www.heartlandstrainclub.org
Liberal Rock Island Depot. 2 and 4 Rock Island Rd.,
P.O. Box 676, Liberal, 67905 Phone: 620-624-3855 Museum.
MIDLAND RAILWAY. 1515 W. High St., P.O. Box 5,
Baldwin City, 66006 Phone: 913-721-1211 Thurs., Sat., &
Sun., June through Oct. Excursion train.
www.midlandrailway.org [See our ad on page R-9]
BIG SOUTH FORK SCENIC RAILWAY. 100 Henderson St., Stearns, 42647 Phone: 800-462-5664 April-Dec.
Train rides. www.bsfsry.com [See our ad on page R-11]
BLUEGRASS SCENIC RAILROAD. 175 Beasley Rd.,
Versailles, 40383 Phone: 800-755-2476 Weekends, early
May-Oct. 90-minute train rides through thoroughbred horse
country. Special events, museum, model trains, & gift shop.
www.BluegrassRailroad.com [See our ad on page R-11]
Historic RailPark & Train Museum. 401 Kentucky St.,
Bowling Green, 42101 Phone: 270-745-7317 Self-guided
interactive museum, theater, and model train exhibit.
Guided tour of vintage static railcar display. Open Tues.-Sat.,
9-5, Sun., 1-4. Open Mon., April-Sept.
Kentucky Railway Museum. 136 S. Main St., New
Haven, 40051 Phone: 800-272-0152 Mon.-Sat., 10-4:30;
Sun., 12-4:30. Jan.-March, closed Sun.-Mon. Museum,
dinner trains, mystery theatre, Day Out with Thomas, train
robberies, and much more! www.kyrail.org
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train. 602 N. 3rd St., Bardstown, 40004 Phone: 866-801-3463 Enjoy lunch or dinner
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excursions. Guests are seated in one of our meticulously
restored dining cars. All tables are set with crisp linens,
china, and crystal, and offer a picture window to view the
scenic Central Kentucky countryside during the 2-hour
excursion. Our chef prepares your gourmet meal on board
during the train ride. www.kydinnertrain.com
Nostalgia Station. 279 Depot St., Versailles, 40383
Paducah Railroad Museum. 200 Washington St., Paducah, 42003 Phone: 270-908-6451 Wed., Thurs., Fri., 12-4;
Sat. 10-4, or by appointment. Museum. www.paducahrr.org
Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati. 315 W.
Southern Ave., Covington, 41015 Sat., 10-4. Museum with
rolling stock displays. www.cincirailmuseum.org
DeQuincy Railroad Museum. 400 Lake Charles Ave.,
DeQuincy, 70633 Phone: 337-786-2823 Open Tues.-Sat.,
10-5; closed Sun., Mon., and major holidays.
Old Hickory Railroad. 3406 College St., Jackson, 70748
Phone: 225-634-7397 Mid-March to mid-Nov., Sat. & Sun.,
departures at 3. Park steam train ride.
Southern Forest Heritage Museum. 71 Longleaf Rd.,
Longleaf, 71448 Phone: 318-748-8404 Tues.-Sat. 9-4, Sun.
1-4, except Easter, Thanksgiving, & Christmas. Closed in
January. Runs Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf 1936 motor M-4
in passenger service on museum grounds, and by request on
the restored Red River & Gulf Railroad to Sandersville, La.
Boothbay Railway Village. 586 Wiscasset Rd., P.O. Box
123, Boothbay, 04537 Phone: 207-633-4727 Open Memorial
Day-mid-October, 9:30-5, daily. Travel back in time to
vintage Vacationland. Nowhere else in New England can
you ride the rails behind an authentic steam locomotive,
surrounded by historic Maine buildings preserved in a
recreated village, and view a superb collection of more
than 60 antique automobiles. Check our website for special
events. Call to confirm steam train schedule.
Brooks Preservation Society. 31 Veterans Hwy.,
Brooks, 04841 Phone: 207-722-3899 Belfast & Moosehead
lake trains depart Belfast, Upper Bridge Station, 11 & 2, Sat.
& Sun. during season. Charters welcomed.
Cole Land Transportation Museum. 405 Perry Rd.,
Bangor, 04401 Phone: 207-990-3600 Daily, May-Nov. 11,
9-5. Rolling stock displays. www.colemuseum.org
DOWNEAST SCENIC RAILROAD. 245 Main St.,
Ellsworth, 04605 Phone: 866-449-7245
www.downeastscenicrail.org [See our ad on page R-10]
Maine Eastern Railroad. 4 Union St., Rockland, 04841
Phone: 866-637-2457 Excursion train.
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum. 58 Fore
St., Portland, 04101 Phone: 207-828-0814 Year-round,
except Thanksgiving & Christmas. Schedule varies. Museum
with train rides. www.mngrr.org
Oakfield Railroad Museum. 40 Station St., Oakfield,
04763 Phone: 207-267-5882 Memorial Day weekend-Labor
Day. Sat. & Sun., 1-4, or by appointment. Museum.
Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad. P.O. Box
B, 128 Bridge St., Phillips, 04966 Phone: 207-778-3621
Schedule varies. Museum & train ride. www.srrl-rr.org
Seashore Trolley Museum. 195 Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport, 04046 Phone: 207-967-2800 Memorial DayColumbus Day, daily, 10-5. Rest of May and Oct., weekends
only. Museum and trolley rides. www.trolleymuseum.org
Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway. 97
Cross Rd., P.O. Box 242, Alna, 04535 Phone: 207-882-4193
Memorial Day-Columbus Day, Sat. & Sun., 9-4; Columbus
Day-Christmas, Sat., 9-4. Museum with steam train ride in
summer, diesel ride other times. www.wwfry.org
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. 901 W. Pratt St.,
Baltimore, 21223 Phone: 410-752-2490 Daily, except major
holidays. Museum with train rides. www.borail.org
Baltimore Streetcar Museum. 1901 Falls Rd.,
Baltimore, 21211 Phone: 410-547-0264 June-Oct.,
weekends; Nov.-May, Sun.; 12-5. Museum with streetcar
BOWIE RAILROAD STATION MUSEUM. Chestnut
Ave. & 11th St., Old Bowie, 20715 Phone: 301-809-3089
Tues.-Sun., 10-4. Depot & interlocking tower.
www.cityofbowie.org/museum [See our ad on page R-10]
Brunswick Museum. 40 W. Potomac St., Brunswick,
21716 Phone: 301-834-7100 Fri., 10-2; Sat., 10-5; Sun., 1-4.
Closed in January. Museum and layout.
Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. 4155 Mears
Ave., Chesapeake Beach, 20732 Phone: 410-257-3892
March & Nov., weekends only, 1-4; April-Oct., weekdays &
weekends, 1-4. Special summer weekend hours: June, July, &
Aug., 11-5. Depot museum. www.cbrm.org
Ellicott City Station. 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott
City, 21043 Phone: 410-461-1945 Schedule varies, call for
information. Depot museum. www.ecborail.org
Gaithersburg Community Museum. 9 S. Summit
Ave., Gaithersburg, 20877 Phone: 301-258-6160 Thurs., Fri.,
& Sat., 10-2. Museum in 1884 depot, RDC-2 (Budd Car)
No. 1951, and C&O caboose No. 904145. Also on display
1918 Buffalo Creek & Gauley steam locomotive No. 14.
Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum. 296 S. Burhans
Blvd., Hagerstown, 21741 Phone: 301-739-4665 Year-round,
Fri.-Sat., 1-5. Museum with locomotive display.
National Capital Trolley Museum. 1313 Bonifant Rd.,
Colesville, 20905 Phone: 301-384-6088 Jan. 2-Dec. 23, weekends, 12-5. Museum with trolley rides. www.dctrolley.org
Walkersville Southern Railroad. 34 W. Pennsylvania
Ave., Walkersville, 21793 Phone: 877-363-9777 May-Oct.:
Sat. departures at 11 & 2. Sept. & Oct.: Sun. departures at 11
& 2. Excursion and dinner trains. Call for details.
Western Maryland Railway Historical Society Inc.
41 N. Main St., Union Bridge, 21791 Phone: 410-775-0150
Year-round, Sun., 1-4; Wed., 9-12 & 1-3, or by appointment;
except Easter, Christmas, & New Year’s. Museum.
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. 13 Canal St.,
Cumberland, 21502 Phone: 800-872-4650 May-Dec. Steam
train rides. www.wmsr.com
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Old Abilene, Abilene, KS.
2 miles south of I-70.
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Midland Railway Historical Association
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum. 10 Willow Creek
Rd., Lenox, 01240 Phone: 413-637-2210 June-Oct. See
website for information. www.berkshirescenicrailroad.org
Cape Cod Central Railroad. 252 Main St., Hyannis,
02601 Phone: 888-797-7325 End of May-Oct., see website
for schedule. Excursion and dinner train rides.
Chatham Railroad Museum. 153 Depot Rd., Chatham,
02659 Phone: 508-945-5100 June 11-Sept. 13, Tues.-Sat.,
10-4. Depot museum. www.chathamrailroadmuseum.com
Edaville USA. 7 Eda Ave., South Carver, 02336 Phone:
877-332-8455 Call for dates and times. Train ride.
Lowell National Historical Park. 67 Kirk St., Lowell,
01852 Phone: 978-970-5000 Schedule changes seasonally.
Museum with trolley ride. www.nps.gov/lowe
Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum. 2 Water
St., P.O. Box 3455, Fall River, 02722-3455 Phone: 508-6749340 Call for schedule. Unique museum located in four railroad cars. New Haven Railroad Budd-built RDC-1 No. 42
“Firestone,” New Haven boxcar, New York Central caboose,
and Pennsylvania P-70 coach converted to house displays.
The Midland Railway operates excursion trains on a line
originally constructed in 1867. Train rides feature an over20-mile round trip from Baldwin City via “Norwood, Kansas”
to Ottawa Junction, Kansas, traveling through scenic Eastern
Kansas farmland and woods via vintage railway equipment.
Join us for a train ride – bring the whole family!
Normal excursions trains June – October every year.
Special Events Include:
• Easter Bunny Train • Thomas the Tank Engine
• Haunted Halloween Train • Santa Express
1515 W. High Street
Baldwin City, KS 66006-0005
Phone (913) 721-1211
Depot (785) 594-6982
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Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. 14 Depot St.,
Shelburne Falls, 01370 Phone: 413-625-9443 Sat., Sun.,
& holidays, 11-5, late May through Oct.; also Mon., 1-5,
July & Aug. Ride one of the oldest operating trolley cars in
the country. No. 10 was built in 1896 and is one of the few
wooden trolleys to still be running on the tracks it first ran
on 100 years ago. SFTM also has an antique pump car that
you can ride, a caboose to explore, and model and toy trains
to play with. www.sftm.org
Walker Transportation Collection, Beverly
Historical Society & Museum. 117 Cabot St., Beverly,
01915 Phone: 978-922-1186 Wed., 7-10. Museum.
Bluewater Michigan Chapter, NRHS. P.O. Box 296,
Royal Oak, 48068 Phone: 800-594-5162 See website for
schedule. Rail excursions. www.bluewaternrhs.com
Capac Community Museum. 401 E. Kempf Ct., Capac,
48014 Phone: 810-395-2859 First Sun. in June-last Sun. in
Sept., 1-4. Depot museum.
Clinton Northern Railway Center. 107 E. Railroad
St., St. Johns, 48879 Phone: 989-224-6134 Museum hours
per request. See link for hours according to seasons. Exhibit
includes four railcars from early 1900s and large HO layout.
Coopersville & Marne Railway. 311 Danforth St.,
Coopersville, 49404 Phone: 616-997-7000 May-Oct., Wed.
& Sat.; March, April, Nov., & Dec., Sat. only. Closed Jan. &
Feb. Train ride. www.coopersvilleandmarne.org
Durand Union Station - Michigan Railroad
History Museum. 200 Railroad St., Durand, 48429
Phone: 989-288-3561 See website for hours. Amtrak
Flushing Area Museum. 431 W. Main St., Flushing,
48433 Phone: 810-487-0814 Tues., mid-Jan.
10-1; Sun. 1-4, May to second Sun. in Dec. Closed holidays.
Lionel trains in operation first Thurs. & Fri. in Dec. & following two Sun. Call for hours. www.flushinghistorical.org
Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford. 20900
Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, 48124 Phone: 313-982-6001
Outdoor museum and daily train operations from April 15Oct. 31. In Nov. the museum is open Fri., Sat., and Sun. only.
Houghton County Historical Museum. 53102 Hwy.
M-26, P.O. Box 127, Lake Linden, 49945 Phone: 906-2964121 June-early Oct., Sat. & Sun., 12-4. Steam trains Sun.
and special events. Museum with steam train ride.
Huckleberry Railroad. 6140 Bray Rd., Flint, 48505
Phone: 800-648-7275 Mid-May-Aug., Wed.-Sun. Halloween
& Christmas programs. Call for more information. Steam
train rides. www.geneseecountyparks.org
Iron Mountain Iron Mine. US-2, Vulcan, 49892 Phone:
906-563-8077 June 1-Oct. 15, daily, 9-5. Underground mine
tour by train. www.ironmountainironmine.com
Junction Valley Railroad. 7065 Dixie Hwy., Bridgeport,
48722 Phone: 989-777-3480 Memorial weekend through
Labor Day, daily train rides. Weekends in Oct., Halloween
Spook Train. Open year-round, daily, Railroad Hobby Shop.
Little River Railroad. 29 W. Park Ave., Coldwater,
49036 Phone: 260-316-0529 Weekends. Steam train rides.
Michigan AuSable Valley Railroad. 230 S. Abbe Rd.,
Fairview, 48621 Phone: 989-848-2229 (recording) Weekends
only, 10-5, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend,
plus first two weekends of Oct. Quarter-scale train ride.
Michigan Transit Museum. 200 Grand Ave., Mount
Clemens, 48043 Phone: 586-463-1863 Train rides: end of
May-Oct. Depot museum: year-round, Sat. & Sun., 1-4.
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Bowie Train Station Museum
• Restored 1910 Pennsylvania
Railroad Station and
• Alongside Amtrak/MARC Rail Lines
8614 Chestnut Avenue,
in historic Old Bowie, Maryland.
Open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission.
Groups of 10 or more by appointment at other times.
301-809-3089 • www.cityofbowie.org/museum
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Old Road Dinner Train - Adrian & Blissfield Rail
Road. 301 E. Adrian St., Blissfield, 49228 Phone: 888-4672451 The longest continuously operating dinner train in
North America, with year-round service since 1991. During
the 3-hour experience, the train travels along rails that were
first laid in 1836, before Michigan gained its statehood. Our
vintage dining cars date from the 1930s, reminiscent of a
bygone era of elegant travel and dining. Our guests are
involved in the murder mystery dinner show.
Old Road DInner Train - Charlotte Southern
Railroad. 451 N. Cochrane St., Charlotte, 48813 Phone:
888-467-2451 Year-round. Murder mystery dinner train.
Saginaw Railway Museum. 900 Maple St., P.O. Box
1714, Saginaw, 48602 Phone: 989-790-7994 First & third Sat.,
May-Nov., first Sat. only. Open 1-4. Closed holiday weekends
or if severe weather. Admission: free, donations asked, $20
donation = 1 year individual membership.
Southern Michigan Railroad. 320 S. Division St.,
Clinton, 49236 Phone: 517-456-7677 May-Dec., train
excursions aboard antique equipment. Museum building
with displays. www.southernmichiganrailroad.com
SS City of Milwaukee. 99 Arthur St., Manistee, 49660
Phone: 231-723-3587 Tours, May-Sept. Traditional Great
Lakes railroad carferry. On-board bed & breakfast during
Steam Railroading Institute. 405 S. Washington St.,
Owosso, 48867 Phone: 989-725-9464 Rolling stock display
with train rides. www.michigansteamtrain.com
Tahquamenon Falls Tours and Toonerville Trolley/
Wilderness Train Ride. 7195 County Rd. 381, Soo
Junction, Phone: 888-778-7246 Open mid-June through first
weekend in October. Tour No. 1: a 61/2-hour train and riverboat tour to the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. Ride the longest
24-inch-gauge railroad in the country. Departs at 10:30 a.m.
and returns at 5 p.m. Tour No. 2: a 13/4-hour Toonerville
Trolley Wilderness train ride to the riverside park and
return. Departs at 12:30 p.m. and returns at 2:15 p.m.
The Old Road Dinner Train. Adrian & Blissfield Rail
Road, 301 E. Adrian St., P.O. Box 95, Blissfield, 49228 Phone:
Thomas Edison Depot Museum. 510 Edison Pkwy.,
Port Huron, 48060 Phone: 810-982-0891 For public hours,
please refer to website. Edison museum in 1858 Grand
Trunk depot. www.phmuseum.org
Tri-Cities Historical Museum. 200 Washington Ave.,
Grand Haven, 49417 Phone: 616-842-0700 Summer hours
until 7:30. Museum with steam locomotive display. Restored
Grand Trunk Depot and N-gauge model railroad of Grand
Haven. Free admission. www.tri-citiesmuseum.org
Duluth & Iron Depot Museum. 520 South Ave., Two
Harbors, 55616 Phone: 218-834-4898 Open weekends in
May, then daily starting Memorial Day. Depot museum.
End-O-Line Railroad Park & Museum. 440 N. Mill
St., Currie, 56123 Phone: 507-763-3708 Open Memorial
Day-Labor Day, Wed.-Sun., 10-5, and by special appointment. Original depot, hand-operated turntable, section
foreman’s house, Baldwin steam engine, two cabooses,
thousands of railroad artifacts and more! Check our website
or contact us for more information. www.endoline.com
Jackson Street Roundhouse. 193 E. Pennsylvania
Ave., St. Paul, 55130 Phone: 651-228-0263 Open year-round,
Wed. & Sat., and by appointment. Caboose rides, turntable,
operating roundhouse, and restoration shops.
Kandiyohi County Historical Society. 610 NE Hwy.
71, Willmar, 56201 Phone: 320-235-1881
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Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad. Grand Ave. &
Freemont St., Duluth, 55816 Phone: 218-624-7549 Mid-June
through mid-October, Sat. and Sun. only. Departures at
10:30 a.m. & 1:30.p.m. Historic & scenic train rides. See our
website for location, description, photos, and more!
Lake Superior Railroad Museum. 506 W. Michigan
St., Duluth, 55802 Phone: 218-727-8025 Year-round for
museum; summer tourist season for scenic railroad.
Museum with train rides. www.lsrm.org
Milwaukee Road 261. 401 Harrison St. NE, Minneapolis, 55413 Phone: 651-765-9812 Day-long, steam-powered
excursions over various Class I railroads. www.261.com
Minnehaha Depot. 4926 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis,
55404 Phone: 651-228-0263 Memorial Day-Labor Day, Sun.
& holidays. Depot museum. www.mtmuseum.org
Minnesota Discovery Center. 1005 Discovery Dr.,
Chisholm, 55719 Phone: 800-372-6437 Memorial DayLabor Day. Trolley ride. www.mndiscoverycenter.com
Minnesota Streetcar Museum. 2330 W. 42nd St.,
Minneapolis, 55410 Phone: 952-922-1096 Mid-May-midSept., daily; Oct. & Nov., weekends. Museum with trolley
Minnesota Streetcar Museum, Excelsior
Streetcar Line. Water St., between 3rd and George
streets, Excelsior, Phone: 952-922-1096 May-mid-Sept.:
Sat., 10-4; Sun., 1-4. May-Oct.: Thurs., 3-6. Trolley rides.
North Shore Scenic Railroad. 506 W. Michigan St.,
Duluth, 55802 Phone: 800-423-1273 Memorial Day to
mid-Oct. Museum and train rides.
The Depot Visitors Center and Railroad Museum.
100 Aldrich Ave. SW, Wadena, 56482 Phone: 218-632-5999
Open Wed.-Sun., 12-5, Memorial Day-Sept. Museum.
Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion.
Rollag, Phone: 701-212-2034 Every Labor Day weekend,
Fri.-Mon. Free train ride with admission to showground
(children under 15 free). 1920 Alco Soo Line steam engine.
McComb City Railroad Depot Museum. 108 Railroad
Blvd., P.O. Box 7220, McComb, 39649 Phone: 601-684-2291
Open Mon. through Sat., 12-4. Housed in 1903 depot.
Display includes IC Mountain-type steam locomotive, only
IC refrigerator car made, and a caboose. An 1883 IC office
car and a 1914 rail postal car added to our rolling stock in
November 2012. We also have a wrecking derrick.
Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum.
1150 Lakeland Dr., Jackson, 39216 Phone: 601-432-4500
Mon.-Sat., 9-5, N-, HO-, and O-gauge operating model
railroad layouts. www.msagmuseum.org
Water Valley Casey Jones Railroad Museum. 105
Railroad Ave., Water Valley, 38965 Phone: 662-473-1154
Tues., Thurs., Fri., & Sat. Museum.
American Association of Railroaders. 9600 Tesson
Ferry Rd., St. Louis, 63123 Phone: 314-631-3131 Forty
excursions/tours annually in North America. Send SASE for
current activities. www.aar-therailroaders.org
American Railway Caboose Historical Educational
Society, Inc. P.O. Box 4343, St. Louis, 63123 Phone:
314-631-3131 Sponsors caboose-related activities including
chartered caboose excursions several times a year. Send
SASE for current activities. www.arches.org
Belton Grandview & Kansas City Railroad. 502 E.
Sat. & Sun. Train rides. www.beltonrailroad.org
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Join us for this historical occasion as our fully restored #1702 Steam Engine makes
it’s triumphant return to the rails this season! j Choose from one of two scenic
excursions. j A variety of seating options from family-friendly to adult-only
First Class with full meal service and private attendant!
Book your tickets today!
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Nov.-March, Sat., 10-4, Sun., 1-4, weekends only. Museum.
Big Bend Railroad Club Inc. 8833 Big Bend Blvd.,
Webster Groves, 63119-3731 Phone: 314-966-5227 Oldest
model railroad club in St. Louis area and located in former
Railroad Historical Museum. 1300 N. Grant Ave.,
Frisco Railroad depot. Formed by a handful of high school
Springfield, 65802 Phone: 417-865-6829 May-Oct., Sat., 2-4.
students in 1938, we have always modeled O-scale, 2-rail.
Museum with rolling stock displays.
Members meet every Tuesday evening with the Public Open
House on first Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m.,
Silver Dollar City Theme Park. 399 Indian Point Rd.,
with extra days in December. Call for schedule or more
Branson, 65616 Phone: 800-952-6626
information or find us on the Web or Facebook.
Six Flags Over St. Louis. P.O. Box 60, Eureka, 63025
Branson Scenic Railway. 206 E. Main St., Branson,
65616 Phone: 800-287-2462 April-mid-Dec. Train rides.
St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway. Hwy.
61 at Hwy. 25, Jackson, 63755 Phone: 800-455-7245 Call for
Chicago & Alton Railroad Depot. 318 W. Pacific Ave.,
schedule. Excursion and dinner train. www.slimrr.com
Independence, 64050 Phone: 816-325-7955 Mon. & Thurs.Wabash, Frisco & Pacific Steam Railway. 199
Sat., 9:30-4:30; Sun., 12:30-4:30, April 1 through Oct. 31.
Grand Ave., Glencoe, 63038 Phone: 636-587-3538 May-Oct.,
Depot museum. www.chicagoalton1879depot.org
Sun., 11-4. 1-foot-gauge steam railway. www.wfprr.com
Kansas City Northern Railroad. Frank Vaydik Line
Walt Disney Hometown Museum. 120 E. Santa Fe St.,
Creek Park, 6060 NW Waukomis Dr., Kansas City, 64151
Marceline, 64658 Phone: 660-376-3343 May-Oct., Tues.-Sat.,
Phone: 816-746-5663 May through Sept., Sat., 10-6, Sun.,
10-4; Sun., 1-4. Depot museum.
12-6. 16-inch-gauge train ride. www.kcnrr.com
Magic City Line Mini Train. Rothwell Park, Moberly,
65270 Spring to fall. 1-foot-gauge train ride.
Alder Gulch Short Line. Wallace St., Virginia City,
59755 Phone: 406-843-5247 www.virginiacitymt.com
Missouri - Illinois Rail Passenger Association. P.O.
Charlie Russell Chew-Choo Dinner Train. 211 E.
Box 4343, St. Louis, 63123 Phone: 314-631-3131 Advocates
Main St., Lewistown, 59457 Phone: 800-860-9646 Junefor passenger trains in Missouri and Illinois. Inaugural and
Sept., Sat. Dinner train. www.montanadinnertrain.com
rare mileage excursions. Send SASE for current activities.
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. South Ave.,
Museum of Transportation. 3015 Barrett Station Rd.,
Missoula, 59804 Phone: 406-728-3476 Summer: Mon.-Sat.,
St. Louis, 63122 Phone: 314-615-8MOT Winter: Thurs.-Sat.,
10-5; Sun., 12-5. Winter: Tues.-Sun., 12-5. Museum.
9-4; Sun., 11-4; Summer: Mon.-Sat., 9-4; Sun., 11-4. Fall and
spring: Tues.-Sat., 9-4; Sun., 11-4. Call for holiday schedule.
Izaak Walton Inn. 290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd., Essex,
Museum with extensive railroad and streetcar collections as
59916 Phone: 406-888-5700 Year-round, daily. Historic
well as aviation, maritime, and automotive collections.
railroad hotel on southern tip of Glacier National Park,
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Patee House Museum. 1202 Penn St., St. Joseph, 64503
Phone: 816-232-8206 April-Oct., Mon.-Sat., 10-5; Sun., 1-5.
Home to the restoration
of the Texas locomotive
Durham Museum. 801 S. 10th St., Omaha, 68108 Phone:
402-444-5071 Tues., 10-8; Wed.-Sat., 10-5; & Sun., 1-5. Also
open June-Aug., & Dec., Mon., 10-5.
Fremont & Elkhorn Valley Railroad. 1835 N. Somers
Ave., Fremont, 68025 Phone: 402-727-0615 May-Oct.,
weekends. Excursion. www.fremontrailroad.com
GOLDEN SPIKE TOWER. 1249 N. Homestead Rd.,
North Platte, 69101 Phone: 308-532-9920 Open daily.
[See our ad on page R-24]
Historic Chicago and North Western Depot
Museum. 101 E. 1st St., Wakefield, 68784 Phone:
402-287-2355 Sat., 10-noon; or by appt. Depot museum.
Omaha Zoo Railroad. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo &
Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St., Omaha, 68107 Phone: 402-7338401 Steam road 30-inch-gauge, main line 11/2 miles long,
two steam locomotives; 1890 Krauss 0-6-2T, 1968 Crown,
11 coaches, one caboose, one Plymouth 1957 diesel. Steam
operations all weekends, April 1 through Oct. 31, weekdays,
Memorial Day through Labor Day. Two train operations
during summer weekends, Memorial Day through Labor
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer. 3133 W. Hwy.
34, Grand Island, 68801 Phone: 308-385-5316 Mon.-Sat.,
9-5, & Sun., 12-5. Museum with static displays.
Trails & Rails Museum. 710 W. 11th St., Kearney, 68845
Phone: 308-234-3041 June-Aug., Mon.-Sat., 10-6; Sun., 1-5.
Museum with static displays and locomotives.
Eureka & Palisade Railroad. 820 S. 7th St., Ste. A,
Las Vegas, 89101 Phone: 702-383-3327
NEVADA NORTHERN RAILWAY. 1100 Avenue A,
East Ely, 89315 Phone: 866-407-8326 Historic railroad shops,
yard with steam- and diesel-powered excursion trains and
museum. www.nnry.com [See our ad on page R-14]
Nevada State Railroad Museum-Boulder City.
600 Yucca St., Boulder City, 89005 Phone: 702-486-5933
Museum and excursion train rides every Sat. and Sun.,
Feb.-Dec. NevadaCulture.org www.NevadaSouthern.com
NEVADA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM-CARSON
CITY. 2180 S. Carson St., Carson City, 89701 Phone: 775687-6953 Features exhibits and a collection of 19th Century
rolling stock from Nevada railroads. See the award-winning
restoration of the 1875-built Glenbrook on display. Steam
train and motor car rides, May to Oct. The museum store
sells books, toys, and souvenirs. Open Thurs.-Mon., 9-4:30.
Closed Tues. and Wed., New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day,
and Christmas Day. museums.nevadaculture.org/nsrmcc
[See our ad on page R-15]
Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Washington and F streets,
Virginia City, 89440 Phone: 775-847-0380 May 28-Oct. 31,
daily. Steam train ride. www.virginiatruckee.com
Train rides, railroad exhibits, and North America’s largest roundhouse
The N.C. Transportation Museum
Find more information online at www.nctrans.org
411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer, NC
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Andover Historical Society. 105 Depot St., P.O. Box
167, Andover, 03216 May 23-Oct. 12: Sat., 10-3, Sun.,
12:30-3. Depot museum. www.andoverhistory.org
Ashland Railroad Station Museum. 69 Depot St.,
Ashland, 03217 Phone: 603-968-7716 July & Aug., Sat.,
1-4 p.m. Depot museum. Passenger station built c. 1869 by
Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad. Remodeled 1891
by Concord & Montreal Railroad. Now a railroad museum
operated by the Ashland Historical Society.
Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train. Route 112, North
Woodstock, 03262 Phone: 603-745-3500 Mid-May-Oct.
Dinner train. www.cafelafayettedinnertrain.com
Conway Scenic Railroad. 38 Norcross Circle, North
Conway, 03860 Phone: 800-232-5251 Three excursion
routes with dining cars. www.conwayscenic.com
Gorham Rail Station Museum. 25 Railroad St.,
Gorham, 03581 Phone: 603-466-5338 Memorial Day-midOct., weekends, 1-5. Depot museum with rolling stock.
Hartmann Model Railroad Ltd. 15 Town Hall Rd., Intervale, 03845 Phone: 603-356-9922 www.hartmannrr.com
Hobo Railroad. P.O. Box 9, 64 Railroad St., Lincoln, 03251
Phone: 603-745-2135 Scenic excursions, lunch & dining
Klickety-Klack Model Railroad. 8 Elm St., P.O. Box
205, Wolfeboro Falls, 03896 Phone: 603-569-5384 Over 70
buttons to operate trains, lights, sounds, and action.
MOUNT WASHINGTON COG RAILWAY. Base Rd.,
Bretton Woods, 03589 Phone: 800-922-8825 Year-round.
Cog railway. www.thecog.com [See our ad on page R-14]
Raymond Historical Society. One Depot Rd., P.O. Box
94, Raymond, 03077 Phone: 603-895-2866
Sandown Depot Museum. 6 Depot Rd., Sandown,
03873 Open May 15-Oct. 15, Sat. & Sun., 1-5. Admission
is by donation. Museum artifacts include two former 1914
Maine Central Railroad flanger cars, an 1880s velocipede, a
restored 1958 Fairmont M-19 track motor car (speeder), and
miscellaneous railroad memorabilia on display in the former
1874 Worchester, Nashua & Portland Railroad depot.
White Mountain Central Railroad. 110 Daniel
Webster Hwy., Lincoln, 03251 Phone: 603-745-8913 May
25-27, June 1-2, 8-9, & 15-16, 10-4:30. June 21-Sept. 2, daily,
9:30-5:30. Sept. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, & 28-29; Oct. 5-6, & 1214; 10-4:30. Steam train rides. Visit our website for special
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. 154 Main St.,
Meredith, 03253 Phone: 603-279-5253 seasonal scenic
excursions, lunch & dining service. www.hoborr.com
Black River & Western Railroad. 80 Stangl Rd.,
Flemington, 08822 Phone: 908-782-6622 Family friendly
trains and events operate year-round. Ride in our antique
passenger coaches pulled by a historic diesel locomotive or
steam locomotive No. 60. www.blackriverrailroad.com
Cape May Seashore Lines. Reading Ave. and Mill Rd.,
Tuckahoe, 08270 Travel on the former Reading Co.’s Steel
Speedway to the Shore in southern New Jersey! We operate
round-trip passenger service between Tuckahoe and
Richland. The Santa Express runs during the Christmas
Delaware River Railroad. 100 Elizabeth St.,
Phillipsburg, 08865 Phone: 877-872-7433 Steam train ride.
Maywood Station Museum. 269 Maywood Ave.,
Maywood, 07607 Museum in the 1872-built Maywood
Station, featuring a diverse collection of railroad artifacts and
photographs. On display is restored New York, Susquehanna
& Western Alco S-2 locomotive No. 206 and a restored
caboose featuring an operating model train layout and
additional artifacts inside. The museum is open on a limited
schedule, April to Dec. Check our website for additional
National Railway Historical Society. c/o John K.
Fiorilla Esq., P.O. Box 5016, Mt. Laurel, 08054 Phone: 215557-6606 Railroad historical group dedicated to preserving
railroad history with many local chapters and members
located in North America, Europe, and Asia. Sponsors
grants for preservation of railroad-related items and holds an
annual convention. We also hold two RailCamps for young
New Jersey Museum of Transportation. 4265 Hwy.
524, Farmingdale, 07727 Phone: 732-938-5524 July-Aug.,
daily, 12-4:30. Museum with train rides. www.njmt.org
Old Station Museum and Caboose. 1781 Old Station
Lane, Mahwah, 07430 Phone: 201-512-0099 A subsidiary of
the Mahwah Museum Society.
Phillipsburg Railroad Historians. 10 Pine Alley,
Phillipsburg, 08865 Phone: 908-859-1146 May 19, Sun.,
10-4; Aug. 25, Sun., 10-4; Oct. 6, Sun., 10-4; Dec. 1, Sun.,
1-4. Admission & train rides are free, donations requested.
Museum with miniature train ride. www.prrh.org
Whippany Railway Museum. 1 Railroad Plaza,
Whippany, 07981-0016 Phone: 973-887-8177 April-Oct.,
Sun., 12-4. Museum with train ride.
Clovis Depot Model Train Museum. 221 W. First St.,
Clovis, 88101 Phone: 888-762-0064 Wed.-Sun., 12-5. Closed
Feb. & Sept. Depot museum. www.clovisdepot.com
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. 500 Terrace
Ave., Chama, 87520 Phone: 888-286-2737 Memorial Day
weekend-mid-Oct. Daily train rides at 10 a.m.
Santa Fe Southern Railway. 410 S. Guadalupe St.,
Santa Fe, 87501 Phone: 888-989-8600 Year-round, Mon.Sat., 9-5; Sun., 11-5. Train rides. www.sfsr.com
Toy Train Depot Foundation. 1991 N. White Sands
Blvd., Alamogordo, 88310 Phone: 888-207-3564 Wed.-Sun.,
12-4:30. Museum, layouts, and train ride; located in an
historic Southern Pacific Depot. Great train-watching on the
Union Pacific main line 100 feet from the museum.
Adirondack Scenic Railroad. 321 Main St., Utica,
13501 Phone: 800-819-2291 April-Dec. Train ride.
Alco Brooks Railroad Display. 1089 Central Ave.,
Dunkirk, 14048 Phone: 716-366-3797 Chautaugua Co. Fairgrounds events and by appointment. Rolling stock display.
ARCADE & ATTICA RAILROAD. 278 Main St.,
Arcade, 14009 Phone: 585-492-3100 Memorial Day
weekend-Dec. Train ride. arcadeandatticarr.com
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Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Depot Museum.
395 South Lincoln Ave., Orchard Park, 14127 Phone: 716662-7002 11-2, Tues., Sat. Other hours by appointment.
Restored 1910 depot and rail equipment. www.wnyrhs.org
Catskill Mountain Railroad. 5408 NYS Route 28, Mt.
Tremper, 12457 Phone: 845-688-7400 May 25-Dec. 29,
weekends & holidays. Scenic train rides & special events.
Central Square Station Museum. 132 Railroad St.,
Central Square, 13036 Phone: 315-676-7582 May-Oct., Sun.,
12-5. Depot museum. www.cnynrhs.org/CentralSq.html
Chester Historical Society. 1915 Erie Railroad Station,
19 Winkler Pl., Chester, 10918 Phone: 845-469-2591 Help
us celebrate the 1915 Erie Station; Saturdays, May through
Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad. 136 East
Main St., Milford, 13807 Phone: 607-432-2429 Museum
with train ride. www.lrhs.com
Delaware & Ulster Railroad. 43510 State Highway 28,
Arkville, 12406 Phone: 845-586-3877 Scenic train rides. An
adventure everyone will enjoy in New York’s spectacular
Catskill Mountains. Open Memorial Day weekend through
the end of October. Dates for luncheon trains and special
events are available on our website. Adults $18; seniors $15;
children 3-12, $12. Children under three ride for free.
Empire State Railway Museum. 70 Lower High St.,
Phoenicia, 12464 Phone: 845-688-7501 Weekends &
holidays, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, 11-4. Depot
Finger Lakes Railway Corp. 68 Border City Rd., P.O.
Box 1099, Geneva, 14456 Phone: 315-781-1234
Heritage Discovery Center Museum. 100 Lee St.,
Buffalo, 14210 Phone: 716-821-9360 11-3, Tues., Thurs., &
Sat. Other hours by appointment. Railroad equipment and
Hyde Park Railroad Station. 34 River Rd., P. O. Box
135, Hyde Park, 12538-0135 Phone: 845-229-2338 Mid-June
to mid-Sept., Sat. & Sun., 12-5. Year-round, Mon. nights,
5-9 p.m. By appointment year-round.
Jamestown Gateway Erie Train Station. 211-217
West Second St., Jamestown, 14701 Phone: 716-483-3041
Fully restored architectural gem in Art Deco style that stands
as a reminder of the economic impact the railroad had on
Jamestown. The station is architecturally and historically
significant for the role it played in Jamestown’s growth and
Lehigh Valley Historic Site. 86 South Long St.,
Williamsville, 14221 Phone: 716-633-7002 12-3, Sun.
Other hours by appointment. 90 percent restored 1896
depot. Restored 1937 first all-steel Lehigh Valley caboose.
Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society. 8 E. High
St., Shortsville, 14548 Phone: 585-289-9149 www.lvrrhs.org
Martisco Station Museum. 5085 Martisco Rd., Marcellus, 13108 Phone: 315-488-8208 May 30-Oct. 1, Sun., 2-5.
Depot museum. www.cnynrhs.org/Martisco.html
Maybrook Railroad Historical Society Museum.
Village of Maybrook, Municipal Hall, 111 Schipps Ln.,
Maybrook, 12543 Phone: 845-778-7016 Open April-Oct.,
weekends only, 1-4.
Medina Railroad Museum. 530 West Ave., Medina,
14103 Phone: 585-798-6106 Year-round, Tues.-Sun., 11-5.
Museum, some train rides. Largest known collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia. www.railroadmuseum.net
New York Museum of Transportation. 6393 E. River
Rd., West Henrietta, 14586 Phone: 585-533-1113 Open
year-round, Sundays only, 11-5. Interurban trolley rides
mid-May through Oct., and Christmas time. Rides feature
ex-Philadelphia & Western “Strafford” cars 161 and 168.
Museum exhibits include interurban trolleys, streetcars,
large operating model railroads, and photos depicting area
transportation history. Weekday group visits can be arranged
by appointment. See website for special events.
New York Transit Museum. Boerum Pl. at Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, 11201 Phone: 718-694-1600 Year-round,
Tues.-Fri., 10-4; Sat.-Sun., 11-5; closed Mon. and major
holidays. Museum in a historic subway station.
North Creek Railway Depot Museum. 5 Railroad Pl.,
North Creek, 12853 Phone: 518-251-5842 May 26-Oct. 31:
Thurs.-Sat., 10-4; Sun., 12-4. Restored 1872 depot.
Oyster Bay Railroad Museum. 102 Audrey Ave.,
Oyster Bay, 11771 Phone: 516-558-7036 Call for hours of
operation as they change with the seasons. Visitors Center,
President Theodore Roosevelt’s home railroad station (circa
1900), and display yard with rolling stock and turntable.
Pittsburg Shawmut & Northern Railroad Co.
Historical Society Museum. Allegany County Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 222, Angelica, 14709 Phone: 607-5669598 to make an appointment. By appointment only.
www.psnrrhs.org or www.shawmutline.org
Railroad Museum of Long Island, Greenport
Museum. 440 Fourth St., Greenport, 11944-0726 Phone:
631-477-0439 Weekends, May-Oct., 11-4. Museum with
model train layout and rolling stock displays. www.rmli.org
Railroad Museum of Long Island, Riverhead
Visitor’s Center. 416 Griffing Ave., Riverhead, 119010787 Phone: 631-727-7920 Weekends: April-Nov., 10-4.
Restoration site with park train ride, model train layout,
and rolling stock displays. www.rmli.org
Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier. 111
Oliver St., North Tonawanda, 14120 Phone: 716-694-9588
Sat., 1-4, June through Aug. Museum with rolling stock.
Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum.
282 Rush-Scottsville Rd., Rush, 14543 Phone: 585-533-1431
Rides offered Sun., May-Oct. Tour restored Erie depot,
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indoor, and outdoor displays. All tours/rides start at New
York Museum of Transportation. www.rgvrrm.org
Roscoe O&W Railway Museum. 7 Railroad Ave.,
Roscoe, 12776 Phone: 607-498-4346 Memorial Day
weekend-Columbus Day, Sat. & Sun., 11-3. Museum.
Salamanca Rail Museum. 170 Main St., Salamanca,
14779 Phone: 716-945-3133 April-Dec., Tues.-Sun., 10-5;
closed Jan.-March. Museum with rolling stock.
Saratoga & North Creek Railway. 3 Railroad Pl.,
North Creek, 12853 Phone: 877-726-7245 www.sncrr.com
Trolley Museum of New York. 89 E. Strand St.,
Kingston, 12401 Phone: 845-331-3399 Memorial DayColumbus Day, weekends & holidays. Museum with trolley
Utica Union Station. 321 Main St., Utica, 13501
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The Mount Washington
Charlotte Trolley. 1507 Camden Rd., Charlotte, 28203
Phone: 704-375-0850 Museum with trolley rides.
Cherryville Railroad Museum/Cherryville Model
Railroad Club. 105 N. Depot St., Cherryville, 28021
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS RAILROAD. 225
Everett St., Bryson City, 28713 Phone: 800-872-4681
Year-round, schedule varies. Diesel train rides.
www.gsmr.com [See our ad on page R-11]
National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame. 120
Spring St., P.O. Box 1583, Hamlet, 28345 Phone: 910-5823555 Sat. 11-4, Sun. 1-4; weekdays by appt. Museum.
New Hope Valley Railway. 5121 Daisey St., Bonsal,
27562 Phone: 919-362-5416 Sunday train rides, Friday group
excursions, Saturday Operate-a-Loco, and last Saturday
events, April-Nov. Track or Treat for Halloween, last two
Saturdays in October, and Ride the Rails with Santa, first two
December weekends. Charters and cab rides available.
NORTH CAROLINA TRANSPORTATION
MUSEUM. 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, 28159 Phone:
877-628-6386 April-Oct., daily; Nov.-March, Tues.-Sun.
Museum with train rides. www.nctrans.org
[See our ad on page R-12]
Old Rock School Railway Museum. Piedmont &
Western Railroad Club, 400 W. Main St., P.O. Box 513,
Valdese, 28690 Phone: 828-879-2129 9-5, weekdays.
Museum. Layout tours by appointment. www.pwrr.org
Smoky Mountain Trains. 100 Greenlee St., Bryson City,
28713 Phone: 800-872-4681, ext. 7051 March-Dec., Mon.Sat., 8:30-5:30. Model railroad museum.
Tweetsie Railroad. 300 Tweetsie Railroad Ln., Blowing
Rock, 28605 Phone: 800-526-5740 May-Oct., 9-6. Wild West
theme park with narrow gauge train ride. www.tweetsie.com
Wilmington Railroad Museum. 505 Nutt St.,
Wilmington, 28401 Phone: 910-763-2634 Year-round.
Museum with layout. www.wrrm.org
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Bonanzaville USA. 1351 W. Main Ave., West Fargo,
58078 Phone: 701-282-2822 May-Sept: Mon.-Sat., 10-5;
Sun., 12-5. Oct: Sat. & Sun., 10-5. Nov.-April: Closed,
except for special events. Bonanzaville is a pioneer village
with 43 historic buildings and over 400,000 artifacts.
Fort Lincoln Trolley. 2000 Third St. SE, Mandan, 58554
Phone: 701-663-9018 Daily departures on the hour, 1-5.
Midland Continental Railroad Transportation
Museum. 401 Railway St., Wimbledon, 58492 Phone:
701-435-2875 1-4, daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Any
time by appointment. www.midlandcontinentaldepot.com
North Dakota State Railroad Museum. 3102 37th
St. NW, P.O. Box 1001, Mandan, 58554-1001 Phone: 701663-9322
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Old Soo Depot Transportation Museum. 15 N.
Main St., Minot, 58701 Phone: 701-852-2234 Weekdays.
Railroad Museum of Minot. 19 1st St. NE, Minot, 58703
AC&J Scenic Line. P.O. Box 517, Jefferson, 44047-0517
Phone: 440-576-6346 Boarding site adjacent 161 E. Jefferson
St. Train ride.
AuGlaize Village. P.O. Box 801, Defiance, 43512 Phone:
Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum. 200 N. Miami Ave.,
Bradford, 45308 Phone: 937-448-2185 Open April-Dec.
Depot museum: Sat., 10-1 & Sun., 1-4.
Carillon Historical Park. 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton,
45409 Phone: 937-293-2841 Mon.-Sat., 9:30-5; Sun., 12-5.
Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving, Dec. 24, 25, & 31. Rolling stock
exhibits. Scale train rides select dates, April-Oct.
Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad. 1 Cedar Point Dr.,
Sandusky, 44870 Phone: 419-627-2350 Early May-late Oct.
Train ride. www.cedarpoint.com
Cincinnati Dinner Train. 11013 Kenwood Rd.,
Cincinnati, 45242 Phone: 513-791-7245 The Cincinnati
Dinner Train operates a 3-hour dinner excursion every
Saturday departing at 6 p.m. Reservations are required and
tickets are sold in advance. www.cincinnatidinnertrain.com
Cincinnati Railroad Club. 1301 Western Ave.,
Cincinnati, 45250 Phone: 513-651-7245 Sat. & Sun. Displays
in historic Cincinnati Union Terminal.
Cincinnati Scenic Railway - LM&M Railroad. 127
South Mechanic St., Lebanon, 45036 Phone: 513-933-8022
Themed family train rides offered throughout the year.
Conneaut Railroad Museum. 363 Depot St., Conneaut,
44030 Phone: 440-599-7878 Memorial Day-Labor Day,
daily. Depot museum.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. P.O. Box 158,
Peninsula, 44264 Phone: 800-468-4070 Train ride.
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum. P.O. Box 11,
400 Center St., Dennison, 44621 Phone: 877-278-8020
Year-round, except Mon. Depot museum. Polar Express
train rides, 1873 depot, restaurant, and rolling stock.
ENTERTRAINMENT JUNCTION. 7379 Squire Ct.,
West Chester, 45069 Phone: 513-898-8000 Mon.-Sat., 10-6;
Sun., 12-6. Open daily, except Easter, Thanksgiving,
Christmas, and Wed., Jan.-March. World’s largest indoor
G-scale model train display.
www.entertrainmentjunction.com [See our ad on page R-16]
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway. 33 Canal St., Nelsonville, 45764 Phone: 800-967-7834 Weekends, mid-May
through Dec. Museum with train rides. www.hvsry.org
Jefferson Depot Village. 147 East Jefferson St., P.O.
Box 22, Jefferson, 44047 Phone: 440-576-0496 June, July,
Aug., Sept.; Sat. & Sun., 1-4; Mon. & Thurs., 10-4. Group
tours anytime by appointment. 1890 guided tours through
the “living history” museums — 1872 L.S. & M.S. Railroad
Station, 1918 PRR caboose, and 14 more restored historic
buildings. Free parking on E. Walnut St.
Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad. 127 S. Mechanic
St., Lebanon, 45036 Phone: 513-933-8022 The LM&M Railroad offers many family friendly events. This includes Day
Out with Thomas and our North Pole Express. Trains depart
from historic downtown Lebanon and feature scenic rides
through southwestern Ohio. The railroad’s location grants
visitors the ability to experience the splendor of a charming
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THE HERITAGE LIVES HERE.
1 CARSON CITY
Our Nevada heritage is 34 tons of rolling locomotive.
Ride a historic train and bring home the story of
Nevada’s heart-pounding history.
For train ride schedules
and other details visit
2 EAST ELY RAILROAD
3 BOULDER CITY
3 NEVADA STATE
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special events: Train Show-March, Tracks to the Past-Sept.,
Lorain & West Virginia Railway. Hwy. 18, Wellington,
Pumpkin Train-Oct., Train of Terror-Oct., North Pole
44090 Phone: 440-647-6660 July-Oct., weekends and
selected weekdays. Train ride. www.lsra.org
Ohio Railway Museum. 990 Proprietors Rd., WorthingLucas County-Maumee Valley Historical Society.
ton, 43085 Phone: 614-885-7345 Open May through Dec.,
1031 River Rd., Maumee, 43537 Phone: 419-893-9602
Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Unique collection of steam, electric, and
diesel equipment. Rides are offered every Sunday in one
Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum. 253 Southwest
of the interurban cars or our passenger car, and included
St., Bellevue, 44811 Phone: 419-483-2222 Memorial
with admission. Our collection includes N&W No. 578 (the
Day-Labor Day, daily, 12-4; May, Sept., & Oct., weekends.
world’s last N&W 4-6-2 steam locomotive) and ITC
No. 450 (one of two surviving Illinois Terminal PCC streetMarion Union Station. 532 W. Center St., Marion,
43302 Phone: 740-383-3768 Tues. and Thurs., 10-2; other
Orrville Railroad Heritage Society. 145 Depot St.,
times by appointment for tours and events.
Orrville, 44667 Phone: 330-683-2426 Museum with train
Northern Ohio Railway Museum. 5515 Buffham Rd.,
Seville, 44273 Phone: 330-769-5501 Saturdays, May 7-Oct.
Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum
29, 10-4. Take a walking tour to learn about trolleys, interInc. 14475 Saylor Ln., Grand Rapids, 43522 Phone: 866urbans, and rapid transit from Ohio, including a visit to the
638-7246 May-Oct. Motorcar rides and Bluebird passenger
restoration shop. See how these grand treasures of our past
train between Grand Rapids and Waterville, Ohio. Check
are restored to like-new condition by skilled craftsmen and
website for current operating schedules. www.tlew.org
women. Admission is free, contributions gratefully accepted.
Train-O-Rama. 6732 E. Harbor Rd., Route 163 East,
Coming soon, demonstration trolley rides.
Marblehead, 43440 Phone: 419-734-5856 Year-round, Mon.northernohiorailwaymuseum.org
Sat., 11-5; Sun., 1-5. Layouts. www.trainorama.com
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc. 12505
Warther Carvings. 331 Karl Ave., Dover, 44622 Phone:
County Rd. 99, Findlay, 45840 Phone: 419-423-2995
INC Daily, 9-5. Ivory, ebony, & walnut carvings
Quarter-scale steam & diesel train rides, museum,
Lionel layouts. Open most weekends, April-Dec.,
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The Galveston Railroad Museum
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2602 Santa Fe Place • Galveston, Texas 77550
Location of the original Gulf, Colorado, and Santa
Fe Passenger Union Depot in Downtown Galveston,
Texas. The museum features five acres, including
50 pieces of rolling stock, model trains and numerous
exhibits. Home of the Santa Fe Warbonnets, the
largest railroad museum in the Southwest.
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Canadian County Historical Museum. 300 S. Grand,
El Reno, 73036 Phone: 405-262-5121 Wed.-Sat., 10-5, Sun.,
1-5. Museum and rail-based trolley ride. Former Rock Island
Railroad depot museum to view and ride on 1924 restored
Brill trolley. Rock Island caboose and coal car located on
museum grounds. www.elrenotourism.org
Farmrail. 1601 West Gary Blvd., Clinton, 73601 Phone:
580-846-9078 Train ride. www.farmrail.com
Frisco Depot Museum. 309 N. B St., Hugo, 74743
Phone: 580-326-6630 Tues.-Sat., 10-4. Railroad history,
local history, art, model circus, model railroad.
Heritage Express Trolley. 300 S. Grand Ave., El Reno,
73036 Phone: 888-535-7366 Wed.-Sat., 10-5; Sun. 1-5. Museum with trolley ride. www.cityofelreno.com/visitors
Johnny’s Trains and Garden Railroad. 204
Broadway-Hayward, Covington, 73730 Phone: 580-3362823 Daily, 9-5. Museum with layouts.
Oklahoma Railway Museum. 3400 NE Grand Blvd.,
Oklahoma City, 73111 Phone: 405-424-8222 Sat., 9-4. Train
ride, first and third weekends, April-Aug., & Sept., first
weekend-Oct., last weekend.
Omniplex Science Museum. 2100 NE 52nd St.,
Oklahoma City, 73111-7198 Phone: 405-602-OMNI
Orr Family Farm & RR LLC. 14400 South Western
Ave., Oklahoma City, 73170 Phone: 405-799-3276
Railroad Museum of Oklahoma. 702 N. Washington
St., Enid, 73701 Phone: 580-233-3051 Museum with
excursions. Admittance by donation.
Waynoka Air-Rail Museum. 1386 Cleveland St.,
Waynoka, 73860 Phone: 580-824-1886 Depot museum
with locomotive display. Transportation complex & air-rail
museum in restored Harvey House. Restaurant, gift shop.
Free admission. www.waynoka.org
Yukon’s Best Railroad Museum. Third and Main
streets, Yukon, 73099 Phone: 405-354-5079
Canby Depot Museum. 888 NE Fourth Ave., P.O. Box
160, Canby, 97013 Phone: 503-266-6712
Eagle Cap Excursion Train. 300 Depot St., Elgin,
97837 Phone: 800-323-7330 Ride a train in scenic northeast
Oregon. Towering mountains and basalt cliffs hug the
track as you wind along the shores of the tumbling Grande
Ronde and Wallowa Rivers. Wildlife is plentiful. Some trips
include live music, guest experts, or robberies performed
by mounted bandits. The Elgin Depot contains a gift shop,
Joseph Branch railroad history displays, ample restrooms,
and bus parking. www.eaglecaptrainrides.com
Medford Railroad Park. 2222 Table Rock Rd., Medford,
97501 Phone: 541-944-2230 Museum, motorcar rides,
71/2-inch-gauge train rides, and HO & G model railroads.
Mount Hood Railroad. 110 Railroad Ave., Hood River,
97031 Phone: 800-872-4661 Excursion train.
Oregon Coast Historical Railway. 766 S. First St.,
Coos Bay, 97420 Phone: 541-297-6130 Memorial Day
weekend-Labor Day, Wed. & Sat., 9-3. Museum includes a
1922 Baldwin logging Mike, a 1949 Alco S2 diesel switcher,
cabooses, plus rail and logging artifacts. www.orcorail.org
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. Hwy. 101, Garibaldi,
97141 Phone: 503-842-7972 Steam train rides and Sunset
Dinner excursions. www.oregoncoastscenic.org
Oregon Rail Heritage Center. 2250 SE Water Ave.,
Portland, 97214 Phone: 503-680-8895 Thurs.-Sun., 1-5.
Working museum, holiday train rides, and excursions.
Be awestruck with the famous SP 4449, SP&S 700, and
OR&N 197. www.orhf.org
Phoenix & Holly Railroad, Inc. 2512 N. Holly St.,
Canby, 97013-9118 Phone: 503-266-3581 Miniature train.
Sumpter Valley Railroad. Hwy. 7, Sumpter, 97814
Phone: 866-894-2268 Steam train rides. www.svry.com
Washington Park and Zoo Railway. 4001 SW Canyon
Rd., Portland, 97221 Phone: 503-226-1561
Willamette Shore Trolley. 311 N. State St., Lake
Oswego, 97034 Phone: 503-697-7436
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic
Site. 110 Federal Park Rd., Gallitzin, 16641 Phone: 814886-6150 Year-round, daily, 9-5. Exhibits, $4 entrance fee.
Bellefonte Historical Railroad. 320 West High St.,
Bellefonte, 16823 Phone: 814-355-1053 Tourist railroad
operating Budd RDC1 No. 9167 (capacity 80 people) and
hosting excursions throughout the year. Future plans for
private charters. www.bellefontetrain.org
Catawissa Railroad Co. 119 Pine St., Catawissa, 17820
Phone: 570-356-2345 caboosenut.com
Choo Choo Barn - Traintown U.S.A.® Route 741
East, 226 Gap Rd., Strasburg, 17579 Phone: 717-6877911 See Lancaster County in miniature at this gigantic
model train layout! With 22 operating trains and 150-plus,
hand-built miniature figures, vehicles, and scenes, this
1,700-square-foot train display will amaze all ages. You’ll
recognize local landmarks like Dutch Wonderland and the
Strasburg Rail Road. Much more than “just trains,” this everchanging layout is a work of art. www.choochoobarn.com
COLEBROOKDALE RAILROAD. P.O. Box 492, Boyertown, 19512 Phone: 610-367-0200 Completed by soldiers
home from the Civil War, the railroad is 8.6 miles long
and a century-and-a-half back in time. The Secret Valley
Line beckons you to experience the unexpected treasures
of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Operates March through
December. Check website for full schedule.
www.colebrookdalerailroad.com [See our ad on page R-15]
Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park. 2249
Lincoln Hwy. East, Lancaster, 17602 Phone: 866-FunatDW
Spring & fall, weekends; Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily.
Miniature train ride. www.dutchwonderland.com
Electric City Trolley Museum. 300 Cliff St., Scranton,
18503 Phone: 570-963-6590 Trolley museum with 10-mile
Franklin Institute Science Museum. 222 N. 20th
St., Philadelphia, 19103 Phone: 215-448-1200 Daily, 9:30-5.
Friends of the East Broad Top Museum. 550 Main
St., P.O. Box 68, Robertsdale, 16674 Phone: 814-635-1288
Historic buildings, exhibits, museum shop. May-Sept., Sat.,
10-5, Sun., 1-4. www.febt.org
Greenville Railroad Museum. 314 Main St., Greenville,
16125 Phone: 724-588-4009 May-Oct. Museum, 0-10-2
Union Railroad steam engine, Bessemer ore car & caboose,
Wheeling caboose, Erie flatcar, & UP caboose.
Harris Switch Tower Museum. 637 Walnut St., Harrisburg, 17101-1924 Phone: 717-232-6221 Open Saturdays,
May through Oct. Watch trains as they pass by right outside
the tower’s windows. Great fun for kids! See local train
movements live on the exhibit’s computer displays. Listen
to the train crews and dispatchers on a live radio feed. All
equipment has been fully restored and tied into a simulation
computer programmed with the actual Pennsylvania Railroad train schedules from 1943. www.harristower.org
Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark.
1300 Ninth Ave., Altoona, 16602 Phone: 888-425-8666 April
5, 11-4; May
10-6, Sun. 11-6;
Oct. 31-Nov. 20, weekends only. 11-4, weather permitting.
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Historic train-watching venue. www.railroadcity.com
Lake Shore Railway Museum. 31 Wall St., North East,
16428 Phone: 814-725-1911 Depot museum with rolling
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. Susquehanna St., Jim
Thorpe, 18229 Phone: 570-325-8485 Train rides.
Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation
Society. P.O. Box 2262, York, 17405-2262 Phone: 717-9279565 We operate the Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village and
the remaining segment of the Ma & Pa Railroad. The Village
is 31 acres and features a four-story General Store, Post
Office, Railroad Ticket Office, Telephone Exchange, Roller
Mill, Grain Elevator, and more. www.maandparailroad.com
Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad. 136 Brown
St., Middletown, 17057 Phone: 717-944-4435 Train ride.
National Toy Train Museum. 300 Paradise Ln., P.O.
Box 248, Strasburg, 17579 Phone: 717-687-8976 Daily: June,
July, & Aug. Fri.-Mon. only: May, Sept., & Oct. Weekends
only: April, Nov., & Dec. Open 10-5. Five interactive layouts
and exhibits. www.nttmuseum.org
New Hope & Ivyland Railroad. 32 W. Bridge St., New
Hope, 18938 Phone: 215-862-2332 Year-round. Train rides.
Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad. 409 S. Perry St., Titusville, 16354 Phone: 814-676-1733 Ride the OC&T “through
the valley that changed the world” and you’ll be where oil
history began. The 3-hour, round-trip train ride through Oil
Creek State Park takes you back through time as tour guides
describe the fortune seekers who brought on the world’s first
oil boom. Ride the gondola car to view the valley. See our
website for details. www.octrr.org
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum. 1 Museum Rd.,
Washington, 15301 Phone: 724-228-9256 April 1-Dec. 18,
weekends, 10-5. Memorial Day-Labor Day, Mon.-Fri., 10-4;
Sat.-Sun., 10-5. Museum with trolley ride.
The best vacations are
Round trip departures daily from Hill City & Keystone, SD Early May - Mid October
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Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train. 19th &
Oak streets, Ashland, 17921 Phone: 570-875-3850 April-Oct.
Call for hours. Coal mine tour and steam train ride.
Portage Station Museum. 400 Lee St., Portage, 15946
Phone: 814-736-9223 Wed. through Sat., 12-4. Train depot
museum with original 1920s Ticket Office. Huge HO model
train display on second floor that includes local sites like
Horseshoe Curve and Gallitzin Tunnels. www.portagepa.us
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Hwy. 741 E.,
Strasburg, 17579 Phone: 717-687-8628 Year-round, closed
some holidays. Museum with rolling stock displays.
Railroaders Memorial Museum. 1300 Ninth Ave.,
Altoona, 16602 Phone: 888-425-8666 May 6-Oct. 30, Mon.Sat., 10-5, Sun., 11-5.; Oct. 31-Dec. 18, Fri., Sat., Sun., 11-4.
Interpretive museum. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Closed
Dec. 19 for the season. www.railroadcity.com
Reading Railroad Heritage Museum. 500 S. Third St.,
Hamburg, 19526 Phone: 610-562-5513 Sat., 10-4, Sun., 12-4.
Museum. Munchkin Railway rides for children.
Red Run Express - Washington Township. 13013
Welty Rd., Waynesboro, 17268 Phone: 717-762-3128
Memorial Day-Labor Day, Sat. & Sun., 1-4. Miniature train
Roadside America. 109 Roadside Dr., Shartlesville,
19554 Phone: 610-488-6241 July-Labor Day, Mon.-Fri.,
9-6:30; Sat. & Sun., 9-7. Layout.
Rockhill Trolley Museum. 430 Meadow St., Rockhill
Furnace, 17249 Phone: 814-447-9576 Memorial Day
weekend-Oct., weekends. Special holiday events. Check
website for details. Museum with trolley ride.
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Steamtown National Historic Site. Lackawanna Ave.
& Cliff St., Scranton, 18503 Phone: 888-693-9391 Museums
open year-round and seasonal train excursions. A fully
operating roundhouse, turntable, and locomotive restoration
shop, technology and history museums, full-service visitor’s
center, and a state-of-the-art, digital Surround Sound, 250seat theater complex serve as the perfect backdrop for daily
visits and seasonal special events. www.nps.gov/stea
Strasburg Rail Road. Route 741 East, Strasburg, 17579
Phone: 866-725-9666 Authentic steam train ride through
picturesque Amish farmland. www.StrasburgRailRoad.com
The Station Inn. 827 Front St., Cresson, 16630 Phone:
814-886-4757 Year-round. Historic trackside hotel built in
Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming
County Historical Society. 858 W. Fourth St.,
Williamsport, 17701 Phone: 570-326-3326 Year-round.
Toy trains. www.tabermuseum.org
Tioga Central Railroad. Hwy. 287, Wellsboro, 16901
Phone: 570-724-0990 Scenic excursions, dining, & theme
trains including Fall Foliage & Santa Express.
Tunnels Park & Museum. 411 Convent St., Gallitzin,
16641-1295 Phone: 814-886-8871 Tues.-Sun., 11-5. Tunnels
Park adjacent to Norfolk Southern main line.
Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad. 42
Community Center Dr., Kempton, 19529 Phone: 610-7566469 May-Oct., Sun., hourly 1-4. Sat., July, Aug., & Oct.
Diesel train rides. www.kemptontrain.com
West Chester Railroad. Market St., West Chester, 19380
Phone: 610-430-2233 Year-round, weekends. Train ride.
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Newport Dinner Train. 19 America’s Cup Ave., Newport, 02840 Phone: 800-398-7427 May-Dec. Dinner train.
Old Colony & Newport Railway. Newport Depot, 19
America’s Cup Ave., Newport, 02840 Phone: 401-849-0546
Sun., 11:45 & 1:45. Open mid-Jan. to mid-Nov.
Rhode Island Railroad Museum. 1 Railroad Ave.,
West Kingston, 02892
Lancaster & Chester Railroad and Museum. 512 S.
Main St., Second Fl., Lancaster, 29721 Phone: 803-286-2102
Museum with luxury railcar charters.
South Carolina Railroad Museum. 110 Industrial Park
Rd., Winnsboro, 29180 Phone: 803-712-4135 Each Sat., June,
July, Aug., 10 & 1:30, also Sept. 7 & 21, 10 & 1:30. May 25,
For Those Who’ve Served-Veterans Special; Oct. 5, Caboose
Day; Oct. 29, Pumpkin Patch Trains. Visit website for more
special events and ticketing information.
The Museum & Railroad Historical Center. 908 S.
Main St., Greenwood, 29646 Phone: 864-229-7093 Museum
with rolling stock displays including P&N, Seaboard, & Erie
BLACK HILLS CENTRAL RAILROAD. 222 Railroad
Ave., Hill City, 57745 Phone: 605-574-2222 Early May-early
Oct., daily. Train rides. www.1880train.com
[See our ad on page R-17]
Prairie Village. Hwy. 34, Madison, 57042 Phone: 800693-3644 First week in May to Labor Day. Train rides.
South Dakota State Railroad Museum. 222 Railroad
Ave., Bldg A, P.O. Box 1070, Hill City, 57745 Phone: 605574-9000 May 10-Oct. 10, daily, 9-4. Other fall and winter
seasonal hours and events on website. www.sdsrm.org
A.C. Kalmbach Memorial Library—National Model
Railroad Association. 4121 Cromwell Rd., Chattanooga,
37421 Phone: 423-894-8144 Mon.-Fri., 8-5. Research library
of the National Model Railroad Association.
Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum. 30
Casey Jones Ln., Jackson, 38305 Phone: 731-668-1222 9-5,
Mon.-Sat., and 12-5, Sun. The historic Casey Jones Home &
Railroad Museum serves as a tribute to the legend of Casey
Jones and to the men and women of the railroad industry.
The exhibit includes his original 1890s white frame home
and a 1905 Baldwin locomotive. It’s an American treasure
and dedicated not only to Casey Jones, but to railroad men
and women everywhere. www.caseyjones.com
Chattanooga Choo-Choo. 1400 Market St.,
Chattanooga, 37402 Phone: 800-872-2529 Year-round.
Hotel in historic terminal with rolling stock and trolley ride.
Cookeville Depot Museum. 116 W. Broad St.,
Cookeville, 38501 Phone: 931-528-8570 Tues.-Sat., 10-4.
Depot museum. www.cookevilledepot.com
Cowan Railroad Museum. 108 S. Front St., P.O. Box 53,
Cowan, 37318 Phone: 931-967-3078 Depot museum open
May-Oct. Mon., Thurs., Fri., & Sat., 10-4, Sun., 1-4. Closed
Tues. & Wed. Hidden gem housed in historic 1904 depot
features artifacts, photos, memorabilia, local history, and
HO-scale layout. Outdoor exhibit includes a 1920 Porter
locomotive, L&N flatcar, NC&StL boxcar, NC&StL diesel
locomotive, and NC&StL boxcar. Free admission, with donations gladly accepted. www.cowanrailroadmuseum.org
Dollywood Express Train. 1020 Dollywood Ln., Pigeon
Forge, 37863-4101 Phone: 800-Dollywood April-Dec., days
and hours vary. Train ride. www.dollywood.com
Celebrate the WWII Homecoming!
June 24-26, 2016 – Hollidaysburg, PA
Honor the 70th anniversary of the
Greatest Generation’s triumphant return!
Enjoy a weekend full of events, including:
Order tickets and get more information at
blairhistory.org or call 814-942-3916!
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Little River Railroad. 7747 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.,
P.O. Box 211, Townsend, 37882 Phone: 865-428-0099 JuneAug., Oct.: daily; April, May, Sept., Nov.: weekends only;
Dec.-March, by appt. Museum with locomotive display.
Telling story of logging & railroads in the Smokies, early
Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. 3917 St. Elmo
Ave., Chattanooga, 37409 Phone: 423-821-4224 Daily,
except Thanksgiving & Christmas. Incline railway.
Lynnville Railroad Preservation Society. P.O. Box
156, 162 Mill St., Lynnville, 38472 Phone: 931-478-0880
Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Depot and
Railroad Museum. 582 S. Royal St., Jackson, 38301
Phone: 731-425-8223 Free admission. Mon.-Sat., 10-3.
Collection includes artifacts & memorabilia associated
with NC&StL, GM&O, and IC railroads and family trees;
operating HO-scale model railroad (500-foot-plus track);
1947 FEC dining car and two cabooses open for tour.
Southern Appalachia Railway Museum. Hwy. 58,
Oak Ridge, 37831 Phone: 865-241-2140 Excursion and
dinner trains. www.secretcityrailroad.com
Tennessee Central Railway Museum. 220 Willow St.,
Nashville, 37210 Phone: 615-244-9001 Mon.-Fri., 8-4. Sat.,
9-3. Museum with periodic excursion trains. www.tcry.org
TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD. 4119 Cromwell
Rd., Chattanooga, 37421 Phone: 423-894-8028 March-Nov.
Museum with steam and diesel train rides. www.tvrail.com
[See our ad on page R-18]
Three Rivers Rambler. Volunteer Landing on Neyland
Dr., Knoxville, 37902 Phone: 865-524-9411 Summer:
May-Aug., Sat., 11 & 2. Easter, Pumpkin, & Christmas event
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Family Fun in South Central Wisconsin
55 MINUTE TRAIN RIDE | DOZENS of DISPLAYS | GIFT SHOP
ALL ABOARD! Uniformed conductors welcome you aboard early 1900s
passenger cars for a ride into the past. Enjoy a 7-mile ride and learn about the
Golden Age of Railroading. Trains depart from the museum grounds, filled with
restored locomotives, cars, and more! Onboard dining offered on select dates.
June 6 – Sept. 2
May 7 – June 5 and
Sept. 3 – Oct. 16
11 am, 1 pm, & 3 pm
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
on days trains operate
Schedules subject to change. Times vary during special
events. Call or visit website for full schedule and fares.
May 21-22 ................WWI Encampment
July 2-3-4 ............ Stars & Stripes Special
Sept. 17-18 ................Wooden Car Tours
Oct. 7-8-9............ Autumn Color Weekend™
Oct. 15-16 .................. Pumpkin Special™
Nov. 26-27........................ Santa Express™
Feb. 11-12, 2017 .................. Snow Train™
E8948 Museum Road, North Freedom, WI 53951
(608) 522-4261 | (800) 930-1385
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Steam into an historic logging museum complex on the
LUMBERJACK STEAM TRAIN
Ride Historic Electrics at East Troy
Family-oriented Pizza Trains & Excursions,
browse www.easttroyrr.org for schedule
June 23-August 20
Sept. 17 & 24, & Oct. 1
July 16 & Oct. 1
* Celebrating 100 YEARS of the Vulcan Steam Engine *
Open Monday through Saturday - Closed Sunday
Trains operate rain or shine
Phone (262) 642-3263
2002 Church St.
East Troy, WI 53120
FOUR STEAM TRAINS DAILY!
Our 47th year
5068 U.S. Hwy 8 & 32,
Laona, WI 54541
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The only interurban
electric dining car
service in North
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Dining Cars 24 and 25
You can read
For more information, visit:
View of Lower Phantom
Lake from the Dinner Train
Show us your copy of this issue of Trains,
purchase one ticket on a regularly scheduled train and get one ticket of equal or
lesser value FREE, Not good on Excursion,
Pizza, Dinner or Christmas trains.
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RIDE CASS SCENIC RAILROAD
& THE CHEAT MOUNTAIN
SALAMANDER — ALL IN ONE TRIP!
Departs Elkins and Cass —
May thru October!
Overnight lodging, Dining, Attraction
& Entertainment Options available
at both Destinations.
Call: 866.779.4828 Ext.108 • MTN-RAIL.com
Austin Steam Train. 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., A103,
Cedar Park, 78613 Phone: 512-477-8468 Year-round,
weekends only. Train rides. www.austinsteamtrain.org
Flatonia Rail Park. I-10, halfway between San Antonio
and Houston, Flatonia, Phone: 979-743-5366 Photo pavilion,
rail museum, historic switching tower, and caboose.
Forest Park Miniature Train. 1700 Colonial Parkway,
Fort Worth, 76101 Phone: 817-336-3328 March-Oct.: Tues.Sun., 11-5. Nov.-Feb.: Sat., Sun., & selected holidays, 12-4.
Miniature train ride. www.fpmt.us
GALVESTON RAILROAD MUSEUM. 2602 Santa
Fe Pl., Galveston, 77550 Phone: 409-765-5700 Daily, 10-4.
Museum with rolling stock. www.galvestonrrmuseum.com
[See our ad on page R-16]
Grapevine Vintage Railroad. 705 South Main St.,
Grapevine, 76051 Phone: 817-410-8136 Trains from
Grapevine to Fort Worth Stockyards operate mid-Feb.
until Memorial Day weekend, Sat. and Sun.; Memorial Day
weekend to Labor Day weekend, Fri., Sat., and Sun.; Labor
Day weekend to mid-Nov., Sat. and Sun. Depot hours vary
Historic Jefferson Railway. 400 E. Austin St., Jefferson,
75657 Phone: 866-398-2038 www.jeffersonrailway.com
History Center. 102 N. Temple Dr., Diboll, 75941 Phone:
936-829-3543 Mon.-Fri., 8-5; Sat., 9-1; closed major
holidays. Exhibits. www.thehistorycenteronline.com
Houston Railroad Museum. 7390 Mesa Rd., Houston,
77028 Phone: 713-631-6612 April-Nov., Sat., 12-4. Rolling
Interurban Railway Museum. 901 E. 15th St., Plano,
75074 Phone: 972-941-2117 10-2, Mon.-Fri.; 1-5, Sat.
McKinney Avenue Trolley. 3153 Oak Grove Ave.,
Dallas, 75204 Phone: 214-855-0006 Daily. Trolley rides.
Museum of the American Railroad. 6299 Cotton Gin
Rd., Frisco, 75034 Phone: 214-428-0101 Year-round, Wed.Sun., 10-5. Museum. www.historictrains.org
New Braunfels Railroad Museum. 302 W. San
Antonio St., New Braunfels, 78131 Phone: 830-627-2447
Thurs.-Mon., 12-4. Museum.
Railway Museum of San Angelo. 703 S. Chadbourne,
San Angelo, 76903 Phone: 325-486-2140
Six Flags Over Texas Railroad. P.O. Box 90191,
Arlington, 76004-0191 Phone: 817-530-6000
Square House Museum. 5th St. and Hwy. 207,
Panhandle, 79068 Phone: 806-537-3524 Mon.-Sat., 9-5;
Sun., 1-5. Museum. www.squarehousemuseum.org
Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum. 315 W. Ave.
B, Temple, 76501 Phone: 254-298-5172 Tues.-Sat., 10-4.
Depot museum. Located in a 1911 Santa Fe depot. Includes
exhibits, rolling stock, and views of active BNSF and Amtrak
Texas & Pacific Railway Museum. 800 N. Washington
Ave., Marshall, 75670 Phone: 903-938-9495 Tues.-Sat., 10-4.
Depot museum. www.visitmarshalltexas.org
Texas State Railroad. P.O. Box 166, Rusk, 75785 Phone:
888-987-2461 Train ride. www.texasstaterr.com
Texas Transportation Museum. 11731 Wetmore Rd.,
San Antonio, 78247 Phone: 210-490-3554 Museum: Thurs.,
9-4; Sat.-Sun., 10-5. Train ride: Sat. & Sun.
Wichita Falls Railroad Museum. 500 Ninth St.,
Wichita Falls, 76308 Phone: 940-723-2661 www.wfrrm.com
All Trains Operated by the
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
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Golden Spike National Historic Site. Promontory
Summit, 32 miles west of Brigham City, via Hwy. 83, Promontory, 84302 Phone: 435-471-2209 Visitor Center open 9-5,
daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Attractions include the last spike site, two fully functional
replica locomotives, a walking trail, and two auto tours.
Heber Valley Historic Railroad. 450 S. 600 W., Heber
City, 84032 Phone: 435-654-5601 Scenic and dinner trains,
outdoor adventures, and special events. Open year-round.
Visit website for event calendar. Advance reservations
Ogden Union Station. 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden, 84401
Phone: 801-393-9886 Year-round, Mon.-Sat., 10-5. Museum
with layouts. www.theunionstation.org
Tooele Railroad Museum. 35 N. Broadway, Tooele,
84074 Phone: 435-882-2836 (summer)
Western Mining and Railroad Museum. 296 S. Main
St., Helper, 84526 Phone: 435-472-3009 May-Sept.: Mon.Sat., 10-5; Oct.-April 20: Tues.-Sat., 11-4. Museum.
Green Mountain Railroad. 102 Railroad Row, White
River Junction, 05001 Phone: 800-707-3530 July-Oct., with
year-round specials. www.rails-vt.com
New England Institute and Transportation
Museum. 100 Railroad Row, White River Junction, 05001
Phone: 802-291-9838 Museum.
Shelburne Museum. Hwy. 7, Shelburne, 05482 Phone:
802-985-3346 May-Oct., daily, 10-5. Museum.
Appomattox Regional Library System, Carson
Branch. 16101 Halligan Park Rd., Carson, 23860 Phone:
804-458-0860 Mon.-Thurs., 3-7; Fri., 3-6; Wed., 10-12, or by
appt. Museum with static displays. www.arls.org
C&O Railway Heritage Center - Clifton Forge.
705 Main St., Clifton Forge, 24422 Phone: 540-862-2210
10-4, Mon.-Sat; 1-4, Sun. Depot museum with rolling stock
displays. www.candoheritage.org www.cohs.org
Eastern Shore Railway Museum. 18468 Dunne Ave.,
Parksley, 23421 Phone: 757-665-7245 Open April 1-Nov. 30,
Wed.-Sat., 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Rolling stock display.
Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. 11200 Fairfax
Station Rd., Fairfax Station, 22039 Phone: 703-425-9225
Year-round, Sun., 1-4; Labor Day, Sun. & Mon., 12-5. Depot
Historic Cambria Depot & Scale Cabinetmaker
Museum. 630 Depot St. NE, Christiansburg, 24073 Phone:
540-382-6431 Depot (Virginia-Tennessee Railroad, c. 1868),
located in Cambria Historic District; includes building tour,
freight house exhibit, historic documents & photos, & prototype models from the Scale Cabinetmaker. No admission
fee, donations accepted. www.historiccambria.com
Historic Manassas, Inc. 9431 West St., Manassas, 20110
Phone: 703-361-6599 www.visitmanassas.org
Lancaster Antique Train & Toy Collection. Children’s Museum, 221 High St., Portsmouth, 23704 Phone:
O. Winston Link Museum. 101 Shenandoah Ave. NE,
Roanoke, 24016 Phone: 540-982-5465 Mon.-Sun., 10-5, Jan.
and Feb. Sundays, 12-5. Museum of Link’s acclaimed 1950s
steam-era photography in restored N&W station.
Richmond Railroad Museum. 102 Hull St., Richmond,
23224 Phone: 804-233-6237 Year-round, Sat., 11-4, Sun.,
1-4. Museum in 1915 station, rolling stock, gift shop, model
Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum. 326
N. Main St., Suffolk, 23434 Phone: 757-923-4750 Wed.-Sat.,
10-4; Sun., 1-4. Depot museum with layout.
U.S. Army Transportation Museum. Besson Hall,
300 Washington Blvd., Fort Eustis, 23604 Phone: 757-8781115 Daily, 9-4:30. Museum with rolling stock displays.
Closed Mondays and federal holidays.
Virginia Museum of Transportation. 303 Norfolk
Ave. SW, Roanoke, 24016 Phone: 540-342-5670 Mon.-Sat.,
10-5; Sun., 1-5. Museum and gift shop. www.vmt.org
Bellingham Railway Museum. 1320 Commercial
St., Bellingham, 98225 Phone: 360-393-7540 Open Tues.
through Sat., 12-5. Local railroad history, photos and
displays, and model train layouts.
Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village. 600 Cotlets
Way, Cashmere, 98815 Phone: 509-782-3230 March-Oct.,
daily, 10:30-4:30. Rolling stock display.
Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum. 1101 SW
Sylvenus St., Chehalis, 98532 Phone: 360-748-9593 Regular
operating schedule: Memorial Day weekend-Sept.: Sat., 1, 3,
& 5; Sun., 1 & 3. Excursion & dinner trains available.
Chelatchie Prairie Railroad. P.O. Box 1271, Chelatchie,
98604 Phone: 360-686-3559 Steam train ride.
Dayton Historical Depot. 222 E. Commercial St.,
Dayton, 99328 Phone: 509-382-2026 The oldest standing
depot in Washington, the Dayton Historic Depot was built
in 1881 in the Stick/Eastlake style. It was moved to its
present location in 1899, using roller logs, capstans, and
pulled by horses and mules. Placed on the National Register
of Historic Places in 1974, opened as a museum in 1981,
the train depot is recreated with stationmaster’s living quarters upstairs. daytonhistoricdepot.org
Lake Whatcom Railway. NP Rd., Wickersham, 98220
Phone: 360-595-2218 July & Aug., Sat. & Tues. Train ride.
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad & Logging Museum.
54124 Mountain Highway East, Elbe, 98330 Phone: 888783-2611 Weekend train excursions, May through October.
Northern Pacific Railway Museum. 10 S. Asotin Ave.,
Toppenish, 98948 Phone: 509-865-1911 Tues.-Sat., 10-5;
Sun., 12-5. Museum. www.nprymuseum.org
Northwest Railway Museum. 38625 SE King St.,
Snoqualmie, 98065 Phone: 425-888-3030 Depot bookstore,
museum, exhibits, rolling stock, train ride, & tour Train
Shed Exhibit Building. www.trainmuseum.org
Remlinger Farms’ Tolt River Railroad. 32610 NE
32nd St., Carnation, 98014 Phone: 425-333-4135 June 15Oct., open daily. Miniature train rides.
Tacoma Railroad Heritage Center. Freighthouse
Square, 602 East 25th St., P.O. Box 340, Tacoma, 98401
Phone: 253-272-3000 Historical exhibits.
Washington State Railroads Historical Society
Museum. 122 N. Tacoma Ave., Pasco, 99301 Phone: 509543-4159 Thurs. & Fri., 12-4, Sat., 9-3. Museum.
Yakima Valley Trolleys. South Third Ave. at Pine St.,
Yakima, 98902 Phone: 509-249-5962 Two vintage trolley
cars run on weekends during summer months, hourly, 10-3.
Operating season begins on Sat., May 28, and ends on Sun.,
Sept. 25. Halloween Trolley on Oct. 29-30. Santa Trolley on
Dec. 10-11 and Dec. 17-18. www.yakimavalleytrolleys.org
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. Hwy. 66, Cass,
24927 Phone: 800-225-5982 Excursion & dinner train,
Murder Mystery & Charters. www.cassrailroad.com
DURBIN & GREENBRIER VALLEY RAILROAD.
315 Railroad Ave., Elkins, 26241 Phone: 877-686-7245 AprilDec., steam & diesel train excursions, dinner & event trains.
www.mountainrail.com [See our ad on page R-20]
Harpers Ferry Toy Train Museum & Joy Line
Railroad. 937 Bakerton Rd., Harpers Ferry, 25425 Phone:
304-535-2521 April-Oct., 9-4. Toy train museum &
miniature train ride.
Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum. 144 Kruger
St., Wheeling, 26003 Phone: 304-242-8133 Toy train
New River Train Excursions. 1323 - 8th Ave.,
Huntington, 25701 Phone: 866-639-7487 Historical Society.
Museum & train rides. www.newrivertrain.com
Oglebay Good Zoo. Oglebay Resort, Route 88 N.,
Wheeling, 26003 Phone: 800-624-6988 Daily, 11-4. Scale
train rides. www.oglebay-resort.com/goodzoo/train.html
Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad. Hwy. 28 N., Romney,
26757 Phone: 304-424-0736 Train excursions.
Brodhead Historical Society Depot Museum. 1108
First Center Ave., Brodhead, 53520 Phone: 608-897-4150
Memorial Day-Sept. 30, holidays: Wed., Sat., & Sun., 1-4, or
by appointment. Depot museum. www.brodheadhistory.org
CAMP FIVE & LUMBERJACK STEAM TRAIN.
5068 Hwy. 8, P.O. Box 5, Laona, 54541 Phone: 715-674-3414
June 20-Aug. 23, Mon.-Sat. Train rides.
www.lumberjacksteamtrain.com [See our ad on page R-19]
Colfax Railroad Museum. 500 Railroad Ave., Colfax,
54730 Phone: 715-962-2076 May 1- Sept. 30, Wed.-Sun.,
11-4. Depot museum. www.colfaxrrmuseum.org
EAST TROY ELECTRIC RAILROAD. 2002 Church
St., East Troy, 53120 Phone: 262-642-3263 Museum with
trolley rides. www.easttroyrr.org [See our ad on page R-19]
Green County Welcome Center. 2108 6th Ave.,
Monroe, 53566 Phone: 608-325-4636 Depot museum.
Historical Village. 900 Montgomery St., New London,
54961 Phone: 920-982-5186 June-Aug., first & third Sun.,
1-4, or by appt. Depot museum. www.historicalvillage.org
MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY MUSEUM. E8948
Museum Rd., North Freedom, 53951 Phone: 800-930-1385
Train rides: weekends-May, Sept., and to Oct. 21. Daily, June
2-Sept. 3. Special events-May, Oct., Nov., Feb.
www.midcontinent.org [See our ad on page R-19]
Mineral Point Railroad Museum. 11 Commerce St.,
Mineral Point, 53565 Phone: 608-987-2695 Open May 1
through Oct. 31, Thurs.-Sat., 10-4, Sun., 12-4. Museum
housed in oldest surviving depot in Wisconsin, built in 1856.
Mining Museum & Rollo Jamison Museum. 405 E.
Main St., Platteville, Phone: 608-348-3301 The Mining and
Rollo Jamison Museums pursue excellence in regional and
mining history. Visit us to tour the 1845 Bevans Lean Mine,
ride in a 1931 mine train (weather permitting), and learn
about the local history of Platteville and lead and zinc
mining of the Upper Mississippi Valley. See website for
hours and rates. mining.jamison.museum
Monticello Depot and Hostel. 310 S. Pratt Rd., P.O.
Box 147, Monticello, 53570-0147 Phone: 608-938-4383
National Railroad Museum. 2285 S. Broadway St.,
Green Bay, 54304 Phone: 920-437-7623 Museum: Mon.Sat., 9-5; Sun., 11-5. Train ride: May-Sept. Museum and
train rides. www.nationalrrmuseum.org
Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway. 114 Depot Rd.,
Osceola, 54020 Phone: 715-755-3570 May-Oct., weekends.
Diesel train rides. www.transportationmuseum.org
Pinecrest Historical Village. 924 Pinecrest Rd.,
Manitowoc, 54220 Phone: 920-684-4445 Outdoor museum
interpreting a rural Wisconsin village around the year 1900
with homes, businesses, and train. Open daily from MayOct., & second weekend in Dec.
Railroad Memories Museum. N424 Front St., in 1902
Omaha/C&NW Depot, Spooner, 54801 Phone: 715-6353325 Memorial Day-Labor Day, daily, 10-5, and by appt.
Riverside & Great Northern Railway. N115 CRN,
Wisconsin Dells, 53965 Phone: 608-254-6367 Memorial
Day-Labor Day. Museum and miniature train ride.
Whiskey River Railway. 700 E. Main St., Marshall,
53559 Phone: 888-607-7735 Memorial Day-Labor Day,
daily; Oct., weekends; Dec., daily. Miniature train rides.
Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad. 426 N. Front St.,
Spooner, 54801 Phone: 715-635-3200 Diesel excursion and
dinner train rides. www.spoonertrainride.com
Zoofari Express Milwaukee County Zoo. 10001 W.
Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, 53226 Phone: 414-771-3040
Easter-Oct., weekends. May-Sept., daily, 10-4. March, April
& Oct., weekends. Scale steam train.
Cheyenne Depot Museum. 121 W. 15th St., Cheyenne,
82001 Phone: 307-632-3905 Weekdays, 9-5; Sat., 10-5; Sun.,
11-5. Depot museum. www.cheyennedepotmuseum.org
Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center & Depot
Museum/Douglas Visitor Information Center. 121
Brownfield Rd., Douglas, 82633 Phone: 877-937-4996 Winter hours: Mon.-Fri., 9-5, Sat.-Sun., 11-4.; summer hours:
Mon.-Fri., 9-8, Sat.-Sun., 10-5. www.douglaschamber.com
Union Pacific Roundhouse. 1440 Main St., Evanston,
82930 Phone: 307-783-6320 Winters, Mon.-Fri., 8-5. Summers, Mon.-Fri., 9-9; Sat., 9-7, & Sun., 12-6. Historic UP site.
Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions. 4611 47th
Ave., Stettler, T0C 2L0 Phone: 800-282-3994 Year-round,
weekends and some weekdays. Excursion and dinner train.
Alberta Railway Museum. 24215 34th St. NW,
Edmonton, T5Y 6B4 Phone: 780-472-6229 May-Sept.
Museum with train rides. www.albertarailwaymuseum.com
Edmonton Radial Railway. Fort Edmonton Park &
High Level Bridge, Edmonton, T6H 5Y7 Phone: 780-4961464 www.edmonton-radial-railway.ab.ca
Edmonton Radial Railway Society, Bridge
Division. Strathcona Barn, 84th Ave. & 103rd St.,
Edmonton, T6H 5Y1 Phone: 780-437-7221
Fort Edmonton Park. Southwest corner of Fox Dr. &
Whitemud Dr., Edmonton, T5J 2R7 Phone: 780-496-8787
May, long weekend-Aug. 31, daily; Sept., weekends only.
Living History museum with steam train ride.
Galt Historic Railway Park. 65032 Range Rd., 19-4C,
County of Warner, Phone: 403-756-2220 June 1 to Aug.
31, Tues. to Sat., 11-7. Provides adults and children with a
unique ride back into the history of Canada’s largest narrow
gauge railway. We offer speeder rides on special event days.
Heritage Park Historical Village. 1900 Heritage Dr.
SW, Calgary, T2V 2X3 Phone: 403-268-8500 Gasoline Alley
Museum, open year-round, daily: 9:30-4. Historical Village
with rides and steam train, open mid-May to Labor Day
daily; then weekends and holidays only, until Canadian
Thanksgiving, 9-5. www.HeritagePark.ca
Royal Canadian Pacific. 133 Ninth Ave. SW, Calgary,
T2P 2M3 Phone: 877-665-3044 May-Oct. Luxury rail cruise
through the Canadian Rockies.
Alberni Pacific Railway. 3100 Kingsway Ave., Port
Alberni, V9Y 3B1 Phone: 250-723-1376 Late May-mid-Oct.
Train ride. www.alberniheritage.com
Bear Creek Park Train. 13750 88th Ave., Surrey,
V3W 3L1 Phone: 604-501-1232 Feb.-Dec., daily. 10-dark.
Train rides. www.bctrains.com
British Columbia Forest Discovery Centre. RR
No. 4, 2892 Drinkwater Rd., Duncan, V9L 6C2 Phone:
250-715-1113 Easter-Canadian Thanksgiving, daily, 10-4;
Halloween, Christmas Express in December. Museum and
train rides. bcforestdiscoverycentre.com
Fort Steele Steam Railway. 9851 Hwy. 93/95, Fort
Steele, V0B 1N0 Phone: 250-417-6000 July 1-Labor Day,
plus Father’s Day. Take a giant leap into the 1890s and
experience this restored pioneer boomtown. Discover 12
acres of shops, buildings, exhibits, and the people who bring
Fort Steele’s turn of the century heyday to life. Take a ride on
our world famous 1077 steam train. www.fortsteele.ca
Kamloops Heritage Railway. #3-510 Lorne St.,
Kamloops, V2C 1W3 Phone: 250-374-2141 Late June-late
Aug. Train ride. www.kamrail.com
Kettle Valley Steam Railway. 18404 Bathville Rd.,
Summerland, V0H 1Z0 Phone: 877-494-8424 Trains run
May-October (mainly Thurs.-Mon.), closed Tues. & Wed.
Train times: 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Christmas Trains start
mid-December & end just before Christmas. Great Train
Robberies on selected dates. Call for details or visit our
website. Bookings can be done online starting January 2016
for all events. www.kettlevalleyrail.org
Kwinitsa Railway Station Museum. Prince Rupert
waterfront by Rotary Waterfront Park, P.O. Box 669, Prince
Rupert, V8J 3S1 Phone: 250-624-3207 June-early Sept., daily,
9-12, & 1-5. Provides adults and children with an exciting
journey into the history of Canada’s northern railway and
many small stations along its route. Exhibits portray the
daily life of the station master and crew and the
development of early Prince Rupert, from its days at the
terminus of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway to its birth
as a city in the 1920s. www.museumofnorthernbc.com
Prairie Dog Central Railway. Prairie Dog Trail,
Between Route 90 & Sturgeon Rd., Winnipeg, R3G 3N4
Phone: 204-832-5259 Vintage train ride with many themed
Winnipeg Railway Museum. 123 Main St., Winnipeg,
R3C 1A3 Phone: 204-942-4632 Manitoba’s largest railway
museum, located in Winnipeg’s historic Union Station trainshed. Open year-round. www.wpgrailwaymuseum.com
New Brunswick Railway Museum. 2847 Main St.,
Hillsborough, E4H 2X7 Phone: 506-734-3195 Daily, end of
June-Labor Day, also Sat. in June and Sept.; 10-6.
Railway Society of Newfoundland. Marine Dr. and
Station Rd., Corner Brook, A2H 6G1 Phone: 709-634-2720
June-Aug., 9-9. Off-season, by appt. Historic museum.
Sydney & Louisburg Railway Museum. 7330 Main
St., Louisbourg, B1C 1P5 Phone: 902-733-2720
Algoma Central Railway. 129 Bay St., Sault Ste. Marie,
P6A 6Y2 Phone: 800-242-9287 Agawa Canyon tours Junemid-Oct., Feb.-mid-March; year-round passenger service,
camp car rentals, and access to wilderness lodges.
Canada Science and Technology Museum. 1867
St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, K1G 5A3 Phone: 866-442-4416
Year-round, daily, except Christmas Day; Labor DayApril 30, Tues.-Sun., 9-5. Museum.
Canada Southern Railway Station. 750 Talbot St.,
St. Thomas, Phone: 519-633-2535 Travel back in time with
a tour guide who will lead you through the halls of this
historic architectural symbol of railway in St. Thomas.
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Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum. 850
River Rd., Prince George, V2L 5S8 Phone: 250-563-7351
Open year-round. Static display. www.pgrfm.bc.ca
Revelstoke Railway Museum. 719 Track St. W.,
Revelstoke, V0E 2S0 Phone: 877-837-6060 Year-round.
Rocky Mountaineer. 369 Terminal Ave., Suite 101,
Vancouver, V6A 4C4 Phone: 800-665-7245 Discover the
Canadian Rockies on the award-winning Rocky
Mountaineer Rail Journeys. From the Pacific Northwest to
the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Trains Deluxe-The Canadian Museum of Rail
Travel. 57 Van Horne St. S., Cranbrook, V1C 1Y7 Phone:
250-489-3918 Year-round, hours vary, see website. Passenger
train exhibit. Guided tours only. www.trainsdeluxe.com
VIA Rail Canada. 1150 Station St., Suite 300, Vancouver,
V6A 4C7 Phone: 888-842-7245 Provides passenger rail
services mandated by the Government of Canada on behalf
of Canadians from coast to coast. These include rapid
intercity services, cross-Canada services, and services to
remote communities. In Western Canada, VIA provides
year-round, all-weather services, including the legendary
Canadian train operating between Toronto and Vancouver.
West Coast Railway Heritage Park. CN Roundhouse
& Conference Centre, 39645 Government Rd., Squamish,
V6B 3X2 Phone: 604-898-9336 Year-round, daily, 10-5,
summer; 10-4, winter. www.wcra.org
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Chatham Railroad Museum. 2 McLean St., Chatham,
N7M 5K5 Phone: 519-352-3097 June-Aug. 25: Tues.-Fri.,
9-4:30; Sat., 10-3. www.chathamrailroadmuseum.ca
CNR School Car. 76 Victoria Terrace, Clinton, N0M 1L0
Phone: 519-482-3997 Victoria Day weekend through Sept.,
Thurs.-Sun., & holidays, 11-4. Museum.
Credit Valley Explorer Tour Train. Station: 49 Townline, Orangeville, L9W 2Z7 Phone: 888-346-0046 Southern
Ontario’s most scenic rail tour! All aboard for a half-day tour
through the Forks of the Credit and Hills of Headwaters, in
the heart of Ontario’s Greenbelt, departing from Orangeville,
Ontario. Relax in climate-controlled classic railcars featuring
reclining first-class seating and large picture windows, with
complimentary refreshments and meal provided by friendly
onboard attendants. www.creditvalleyexplorer.com
Elgin County Railway Museum. 225 Wellington St.,
St. Thomas, N5R 2S6 Phone: 519-637-6284 Summer hours:
Victoria Day (mid-May) through Labour Day, Tues. to Sun.,
10-4. Closed Mondays, except Victoria Day and Labour Day.
Fall hours: Sept. through Thanksgiving, Wed. to Sat., 12-4,
or by appointment. Off-season hours: Thanksgiving (midOctober) through Victoria Day (mid-May), Sat., 12-4, or by
Fort Erie Railway Museum. 400 Central Ave., Fort Erie,
Phone: 905-894-5322 Steam engine 6218, Ridgeway Railway
Station, B-1 Railway Station, caboose, gift shop, and exhibits.
Halton County Radial Railway. 13629 Guelph Line,
Milton, L9T 5A2 Phone: 519-856-9802 May-Oct.,
weekends; July & Aug., daily. Museum with trolley rides.
Huntsville & Lake of Bays Railway Society. 88
Brunel Rd., Huntsville, P1H 1R1 Phone: 705-789-7576
Mid-May to mid-Oct. Museum, village, train.
www.portageflyer.org or www.muskokaheritageplace.org
Komoka Railway Museum. 133 Queen St., Komoka,
N0L 1R0 Phone: 519-657-1912 June-Aug., Fri.-Mon., 9-4;
Sept.-May, Sat., 9-12. Museum with rolling stock displays.
Memory Junction Museum. 60 Maplewood St.,
Brighton, K0K 1H0 Phone: 613-475-0379 May 24-end of
June, for booked tours and appt. July-end of Sept., 10-4,
Mon., Wed., & Sat. Museum.
Muskoka Heritage Place. 88 Brunel Rd.,
Huntsville, P1H 1R1 Phone: 705-789-7576 Mid-Maymid-Oct. Museum, village, train. Diesel locomotive,
shoulder seasons. Steam locomotive, July and Aug.
Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage
Centre. 26 Bloor St., Capreol, P0M 1H0 Phone: 705-8585050 June-Aug. daily, 10-4; other times by appointment.
Polar Bear Express. 200 Railway St., Cochrane,
P0L 1C0 Phone: 800-268-9281 End of June-end of Aug.
Train ride. www.ontarionorthland.ca
Port Stanley Terminal Rail. 309 Bridge St., Port
Stanley, N5L 1C5 Phone: 519-782-3730 Experience the fun
of a train ride through the scenic Kettle Creek Valley.
Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario. 90 William St.,
P.O. Box 962, Smiths Falls, K7A 5A5 Phone: 613-283-5696
Open daily, mid-May to mid-Oct., 10-5. We offer visitors an
interactive experience to connect with our region’s industrial
heritage. Housed in a 1912 Canadian Northern Railway
Station, we invite you to explore our railcars and changing
exhibits. Ride our first-generation diesel locomotive or
spend the night on one of our cabooses. Visit our website for
schedules and pricing. www.rmeo.org
South Simcoe Railway. Mill St. W., Tottenham,
L0G 1W0 Phone: 905-936-5815 May long weekend to
Thanksgiving weekend, plus Santa Trains in December;
additional departures: Easter, July, August, and Halloween.
Check website for details, fares, and schedules.
St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway. 1440 King
St. North, Building No. 3, St. Jacobs, N0B 2N0 Phone: 519664-3737 Open every weekend, May to Dec., select show
dates, Feb. to April. Closed in Jan. O-scale layout. Over 3,000
square feet, depicting South Western Ontario during the late
1950s. Famous night scene. stjacobsmodelrailway.com
Waterloo Central Railway. 10 Father David Bauer Dr.
& Erb St. West, Waterloo, N2J 4V1 Phone: 519-885-2297
Sat. through Oct. 31, Tues. & Thurs. in June, July, & August.
York-Durham Heritage Railway. 19 Railway St.,
Uxbridge, L9P 1E5 Phone: 905-852-3696 June-Oct., Sun.
Additional trips, Sat., Oct., and Santa trains, early Dec. Free
museum at depot in Uxbridge. www.ydhr.ca
Prince Edward Island
Elmira Railway Museum. 457 Elmira Rd., Elmira,
C0A 1K0 Phone: 902-357-7234 July-Aug., daily. Depot
museum with train ride. www.peimuseum.com
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omissions or for typographical errors in names or page
1880 Train - Black Hills Central Railroad.......................R-17
Abilene & Smokey Valley Railroad................................. R-9
Arcade & Attica Railroad..............................................R-15
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad........................................ R-3
Big South Fork Scenic Railway.....................................R-11
Blair County Historical Society.....................................R-18
Bluegrass Scenic Valley Railroad..................................R-11
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad..................................... R-5
Bowie Railway Station Museum....................................R-10
Camp 5 Museum Foundation, Inc.................................R-19
Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau.......... R-5
Beauce Railway Museum. 397 Blvd., J. M. Rousseau,
Vallee-Jonction, G0S 3J0 Phone: 418-253-6449 June-Nov.
Museum relating history of the Quebec Central Railway.
Open on weekends. Please call or write for reservations.
Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum. 110 St.
Pierre St., St. Constant, J5A 1G7 Phone: 450-632-2410
Visitors will discover the largest collection of railroad
equipment in Canada and have a truly fantastic experience.
They will be able to climb aboard several of the vehicles on
exhibit, and take a ride in a completely restored Montreal
streetcar and aboard a miniature train. On Sunday afternoons, the public has the opportunity to board the Exporail
passenger train. www.exporail.org
Hull-Chelsea-Wakefield Steam Train. 165 Deveault
St., Gatineau, J8Z 1S7 Phone: 800-871-7246 May-Oct. 5.
Excursion and dinner train.
Rusty Relics Museum. 306 Railway Ave. W., Carlyle,
S0C 0R0 Phone: 306-453-2266 June 10-Labor Day, Mon.Sat., 9-5. Museum. www.saskmuseums.org/museums
Saskatchewan Railway Museum. Box 21117,
Saskatoon, S7H 5N9 Phone: 306-382-9855 Open 10-5, Fri.,
Sat., Sun., and statutory holidays from May 21 to Sept. 5.
Museum with motor car rides. Large collection of rolling
stock and railway buildings. Call or check website for rates,
tours, and special events. www.saskrailmuseum.org
Western Development Museum. 50 Diefenbaker Dr.,
Moose Jaw, S6J 1L9 Phone: 306-693-5989 Open daily, 9-5.
Closed Mondays in Jan., Feb., and March. Museum.
Copperbelt Railway & Mining Museum. Mile 919,
Alaska Hwy., Whitehorse, Phone: 867-667-6198 Memorial
Day-Labor Day, 10-5, daily. Diesel mining engine ride &
museum in 20-acre theme park.
Dawson City Museum & Historical Society. P.O.
Box 303, Dawson City, Y0B 1G0 Phone: 867-993-5291
Waterfront Trolley. Miles Canyon Historic Railway
Society, 1127 Front St., Whitehorse, Y1A 0G5 Phone:
867-667-6355 May 15-Sept. 15, 10-6. Visitors to downtown
Whitehorse can park and ride the beautifully restored
bright yellow 1925 Waterfront Trolley. This interpretive ride
describes the Whitehorse waterfront’s fascinating history
including stories about the W.P. & Y.R. line and the mighty
sternwheelers that plied the Yukon River. Closed in the
St. Kitts Scenic Railway Ltd. Needsmust Train Station, P.O. Box 191, Basseterre, Phone: 869-465-7263
Excursion trains. www.stkittsscenicrailway.com
Downeast Scenic Railroad...........................................R-10
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad............................ R-20
East Troy Electric Railroad...........................................R-19
Galesburg Railroad Days............................................... R-6
Galveston Railroad Museum.........................................R-16
Georgetown Loop......................................................... R-4
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.................................R-11
Illinois Railway Museum................................................. R-6
Iowa Pacific Holdings.................................................... R-7
• Cape Cod Central Railroad
• Mount Hood Railroad
• Pullman Rail Journeys
• Pullman Table
• Rail Baron Club
• Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
• Saratoga & North Creek Railway
• Texas State Railroad
Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad Company......... R-4
Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society......................R-19
Midland Railway............................................................ R-9
Mount Washington Cog Railway....................................R-14
North Carolina Transportation Museum........................R-12
Nebraska Tourism....................................................... R-24
• Alliance Visitor Center
• Golden Spike Tower & Visitor Center
• Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce
• Kearney Visitor Center
• West Nebraska Visitor Center
Nevada Northern Railway Museum...............................R-14
Nevada State Railroad Museum...................................R-15
Seminole Gulf Railway................................................... R-5
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History.... R-5
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum..............................R-18
Trains Books............................................................... R-22
Valley Railroad Company............................................... R-4
White Pass & Yukon Route............................................ R-3
Whitewater Valley Railroad............................................ R-9
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