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Railroad Links Directory: Top : Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums USA : Northeast USA : Pennsylvania

Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums USA : Northeast USA : Pennsylvania

Tourist Railroads, Railway Museums, Excursion Trains and other railroad attractions in the state of Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania - Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Cresson, PA - The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad constructed over the Allegheny Mountains. This inclined plane railroad operated between 1834-1854 and was considered a technological wonder in its day and played a critical role in opening the interior of the United States to trade and settlement.

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is located in southwestern Pennsylvania approximately 12 miles west of Altoona. Today's park covers 1249 acres. The main unit contains the Summit Level Visitor Center, the historic Lemon House, Engine House #6 Exhibit Shelter, the Skew Arch Bridge, picnic area and hiking trails. The Staple Bend Tunnel unit is located approximately 4 miles east of Johnstown, PA.

Info: URL: https://www.nps.gov/alpo/index.htm (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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Pennsylvania - Allentown & Auburn Railroad
Topton, PA - The Allentown & Auburn Railroad is located in eastern PA. Our tracks run from Topton, PA to Kutztown, PA a distance of 4 miles. We offer seasonal excursions as well as special events throughout the year.
Info: URL: http://allentownandauburnrr.com/ (Added: 30-Oct-2016)
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Pennsylvania - Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum
Altoona, PA - The Railroaders Memorial Museum is dedicated to revealing, interpreting, commemorating and celebrating the significant contributions of Railroaders and their families to American life and industry. The Altoona Pennsylvania Railroad's contribution to the nation's transportation infrastructure, and to production standardization, marks it as one of the most important contributors to America's industrial revolution. By the 1920s, the Altoona railroad works employed 15,000 workers, and by 1945 the Pennsylvania Railroad's facilities at Altoona had become the world's largest rail shop complex.
Info: URL: https://www.railroadcity.com/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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Pennsylvania - Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society
Bellefonte, PA - The Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society is an all-volunteer historical society dedicated to promoting, preserving, and fostering a public appreciation of the railroading heritage of Bellefonte and Centre County, Pennsylvania. We own several historic pieces of rolling stock including two BUDD Rail Diesel Cars (RDCs), a wooden caboose and a snow plow on static display, and four speeder cars.

Currently we host two annual excursion weekends, in October and December. These excursions are operated with the support of the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority and the Nittany and Bald Eagle RR using restored 1920s and 1940s era passenger equipment from Jeff Pontius' Penn Valley RR.

Info: URL: http://www.bellefontetrain.org/ (Added: 10-May-2003)
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Pennsylvania - Bucksgahuda and Western Railroad
St. Mary's, PA - "The B&W" is the Bucksgahuda and Western Railroad (pronounced Bucks-gah-hue-dah), a two foot gage railroad museum located in St. Marys, Pennsylvania. We preserve and operate industrial railroad equipment as was once commonly used in coal mines, brickyards, etc. The railroad is a member of the Two Foot Gage Owners Association, is affiliated with the Bucktail Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, and is a non-profit corporation.

We preserve and demonstrate the story of industrial railroads. At one time, before forklifts and conveyors were invented, trains of this size were the backbone of many industries, including sawmills, coal mines, brickworks, and construction sites. Read on to find out the history of our railroad, the background of our cars and locomotives, and even why Bucksgahuda is the place where "The Geese Wear Pants."

Info: URL: http://www.bnwrr.com/ (Added: 22-Nov-1998)
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Pennsylvania - Carnegie Science Center Miniature Railroad & Village
Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Science Center - The Miniature Railroad & Village® Celebrating 100 years of engineering memories Take a walking tour of western Pennsylvania at the world-renowned Miniature Railroad & Village®.

Since 1919, the Miniature Railroad has delighted millions with its handcrafted replicas of regional landmarks, like Forbes Field and Fallingwater.

The Miniature Railroad’s story began in 1919 with a man named Charles Bowdish of Brookville, PA. Originally a holiday display on the second floor of his house, it moved to the Buhl Planetarium in 1954, and ultimately found its final home at Carnegie Science Center in 1992.

The Miniature Railroad & Village® features hundreds of wonderfully realistic animated scenes that illustrate how people lived, worked, and played in our region during an era spanning the 1880s up to 1940.

Info: URL: http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/exhibits/miniature-railroad/ (Added: 17-Apr-2000)
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Pennsylvania - Catawissa Railroad Company
Catawissa, PA - Catawissa Railroad Company Caboose motel. Providing Vacation Memories That Last A Life Time Catawissa's 1832 Historic Railroad Yard. Located in a quiet 6 acres railroad park. An excellent getaway place for people who really want to get away from it all.
Info: URL: https://www.caboosenut.com (Added: 27-Feb-2000)
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Pennsylvania - Choo Choo Barn
Strasburg, PA - Since 1961, people across the country and around the world have come to visit a truly unique attraction...the Choo Choo Barn -- Traintown U.S.A.®! Our 1,700 square foot train layout features over 150 hand-built animated figures and vehicles and 22 operating trains…we guarantee the Choo Choo Barn is like nothing you've ever seen!
Info: URL: https://www.choochoobarn.com/ (Added: 17-Apr-2000)
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Pennsylvania - Colebrookdale Railroad
Colebrookdale, PA - Lost in the deep woods sheltering the Manatawny and Ironstone Creeks is a mythical secret valley. Though today only white-tailed deer, great blue heron, and bald eagles know the beauty of this legendary land, it was once the province of pioneers and patriots.

Their stories can be heard in the soft winds whispering through the tall trees and towering trestles of the Colebrookdale Railroad - a magical, forgotten railway to the heart of this Secret Valley. The "Secret Valley Line" is your ticket to a place and time when iron rails connected a divided people and the heart of the nation pulsed with the potent energy of the steam locomotive.

Completed by soldiers home from the Civil War just four months after the Transcontinental Railroad united the East and West, the Colebrookdale is a record of epic engineering and heroic human drama. Eight-point-six miles long and a century-and-a-half back in time, the Secret Valley Line beckons you to experience for yourself the unexpected treasures of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Info: URL: https://www.colebrookdalerailroad.com/ (Added: 30-Oct-2016)
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Pennsylvania - Corry R.A.I.L.S.
Corry, PA - Corry R.A.I.L.S. (Corry Rail And Industrial Legacy Society) formed in 2016 with a purpose of finding some unique Corry related artifacts and bringing them home to demonstrate and display.

Six months after forming we had settled on what we hoped would be our first artifact … Project A…to attempt to purchase a rare Climax Locomotive Class A built in Corry in 1902.

Info: URL: https://corryrails.com/ (Added: 13-Jan-2020)
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