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Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums USA

Searchable directory of Tourist Railroads, Railway Museums, Excursion Trains and other railroad attractions in the United States.

Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums USA Subcategories:

Midwest USA (162 links)
  North Dakota
  South Dakota
Northeast USA (141 links)
  New Hampshire
  New Jersey
  New York
  Rhode Island
Pacific Coast USA (119 links)
Rocky Mountains USA (44 links)
Southeast USA (125 links)
  North Carolina
  South Carolina
  Washington DC
  West Virginia
Southwest USA (42 links)
  New Mexico

There are 637 links in this category

Pennsylvania - Friends of the East Broad Top
The Friends of the East Broad Top, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt educational and historical society dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the East Broad Top Railroad National Historic Landmark in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.
Info: URL: https://febt.org/ (Added: 19-Jul-2000)
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Pennsylvania - Gallitzin Tunnels Park & Museum
Gallitzin, PA - Our recently renovated park, adjacent to the Gallitzin Tunnels, exhibits a restored 1942 Pennsylvania Railroad N5C Caboose. Visitors can use the ramp and platform to climb aboard this unit. The caboose has been restored to its original 1942 condition where visitors can see the sleeping quarters, eating area, old fashioned pot bellied cooking and heating stove, cupola, air-brake system, lighting facilities, bathroom facilities, signal lights and an observation post looking down on the newly installed PRR Walkway. Children can romp in the play area which features a wooden train. An operating vintage PRR position-light signal "guards" the entrance to the park. Excellent area for picture taking. Handicapped accessible.

A recent addition to this beautiful Tunnels Park/Caboose visitors' area is a community heritage museum. he museum area features a display of pictures depicting the community's industrial, social, and religious heritage. Many historical artifacts, donated by townspeople and railroad enthusiasts are prominently displayed in special kiosks. It houses a small souvenir shop supervised by a docent. Immediately adjacent to the museum is a 24 seat theater which has a schedule of video tapes, programs dealing with railroads, heritage and other current topics.

Info: URL: http://gallitzin.info/ (Added: 30-Oct-2016)
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Pennsylvania - Greenville Railroad Park
Greenville, PA - Come get a first hand look at history by visiting the exhibits at the Greenville Railroad Park and Museum! Here are just a few of the exciting displays we have to offer:
Engine 604 - the last of its kind - was the largest steam switch engine ever built
Bessemer Room - See the CTC panel that controlled all the train operations on the Bessemer Railroad between Pittsburgh and Conneaut, OH
Parachute - Another pioneering chapter in Greenville and U. S. History... The invention of the parachute
CB&I - Mini CB&I Water Tower and Marker and the steam whistle for the CB&I Greenville Plant located in Greenville from 1911 to 1984
Large Operating O Scale Model Railroad
Large Railroad Library with thousands of Bessemer pictures.

Info: URL: https://greenvillemuseumalliance.org/railroad (Added: 30-Oct-2016)
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Pennsylvania - Harris Tower
Harrisburg, PA - In 1992, Harris Interlocking Tower was acquired by the Chapter from Amtrak. Since then, it has been completely restored to its appearance in 1945 and all facets of the interlocking machine, model board and communications equipment have been made operable so that the tower can be enjoyed by visitors. Many hours of member's time and many dollars of chapter funds have been expended to make this a true museum piece to showcase this unique technology. Visit
Info: URL: http://harristower.org/ (Added: 1-Nov-2016)
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Pennsylvania - Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark
Altoona, PA - The Horseshoe Curve opened February 15, 1854 and was engineered by J. Edgar Thompson. It is located at Kittaning Point, at the base of the Allegheny Mountains.

The length of the curve is 2375 feet. Degree of curvature is 9 degrees; 25 minutes; central angle is 220 degrees. Elevation of lower (east) end of the curve is 1594 feet, upper (west) end is 1716 feet-122 feet total elevation climb. The grade is 1.8% or 1.8 foot rise per 100 feet.

Take a most beautiful drive through the Allegheny Mountains. Experience the challenge the Pennsylvania Railroad workers overcame by completing rail tracks through this rough terrain. Once you have arrived at the Horseshoe Curve, enjoy one of the World's most incredible engineering feats.

Ride the Funicular or walk 194 beautiful landscaped steps to the tracks for a front seat view of a train mans' wonder. You will also find the Horseshoe Curve to be a relaxing and entertaining place to enjoy a picnic lunch.

Info: URL: https://www.railroadcity.com/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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Pennsylvania - Johnstown Inclined Plane
Johnstown, PA - Built after the Johnstown flood of 1889, the Inclined Plane's original purpose was to connect downtown with the higher grounds of Westmont Borough in order to develop that area residentially. During Johnstown's two other floods in 1936 and 1977, the Incline became a lifesaver, helping people to escape downtown as well as to ship supplies into the valley.

In its heyday, the Incline carried approximately 1,000,000 passengers a year to and from the downtown area. This was larely due to the steel mills that were in operation. Today the Incline welcomes visitors and locals alike, carrying approximately 100,000 passengers a year.

The Johnstown Inclined Plane is the steepest vehicular incline in the world, meaning its 30' cars, which are large enough to hold 60 people, 6 motorcycles, or a vehicle, travel at the steepest grade for cars their size.

Info: URL: https://www.inclinedplane.org/ (Added: 30-Oct-2016)
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Pennsylvania - Kiski Junction Railroad
Schenley, PA - Working freight shortline offering tourist train rides 30 miles NE of Pittsburgh PA
Info: URL: http://www.kiskijunction.com (Added: 13-Feb-2006)
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Pennsylvania - Lake Shore Railway Historical Society
North East, PA - The LSRHS Museum complex is a neighborhood revitalization anchor for its section of North East Borough and provides a safe and open area for viewing railroad operations (as citied in nationally distributed Trains Magazine). In addition to the historic locomotives and rolling stock we have many other artifacts and much equipment pertinent to America's and the region's railroad heritage, all maintained by LSRHS at the museum. The LSRHS museum is open to the public on a regular basis for 100+ days from April to October, as well as the two weekends immediately following Thanksgiving. The LSRHS Museum grounds are open to the public year-round, weather permitting.
Info: URL: https://lakeshorerailway.com/ (Added: 15-Dec-2005)
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Pennsylvania - Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, Inc.
Jim Torpe, PA - Relax and ride comfortably in our vintage coaches built as early as 1917 pulled by diesel engines. The narrated round-trip follows the majestic Lehigh River over bridges, through Glen Onoko, and into the Lehigh Gorge State Park. High-rising cliffs, mountain scenery, and wildlife surround the train along the forest route to Old Penn Haven.
Info: URL: https://www.lgsry.com/ (Added: 3-Jun-2005)
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Pennsylvania - Ligonier Valley Rail Road Museum
Ligonier, PA - The Ligonier Valley Rail Road Museum is located 3 miles west of Ligonier, Pennsylvania and is housed in an original Ligonier Valley Rail Road station that was built around 1896. The Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association acquired the property in 2005 Darlington Station 1934 and raised funding to restore the station. The project took about 2 ½ years and it was opened as the Ligonier Valley Rail Road Museum on May 21, 2010. The photo on the left shows the station in 1935. Darlington Station 2008The photo on the right shows the station as it is today as the Ligonier valley Rail road Museum.

The mission of the museum is to preserve the history of the Ligonier Valley Rail Road. The Railroad was founded by Judge Thomas Mellon and began passenger operation on December 1, 1877 and during the course of its 75 years of operation it carried 9 million passengers and hauled 32 million tons of freight. The last run occurred on August 31, 1952.

The Museum collection includes over 3,000 items. The Museum itself houses a variety of items including lanterns, locks and keys, PRR and B&O dinnerware, and a wall map of the right of way of the LVRR. We also have a small HO gauge model RR as well as videos relating to the LVRR and other railroads.

Info: URL: https://www.lvrra.org/ (Added: 5-Mar-2014)
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