National Railroad Museum
The National Railroad Museum strives to inspire lifelong learning by providing dynamic educational opportunities through the preservation of railroad objects, engaging exhibits and innovative programs on all things trains and railways. The museum maintains a noteworthy collection of railroad objects, photographs, manuscripts and rolling stock.
You’ll find many trains on display, both inside the large exhibit hall and outside on actual working railroad tracks. The National Railroad Museum is home to the “Big Boy”, the world’s largest steam locomotive weighing in at 1.1 million pounds and measuring over half a football field long. Housed here is also the GG-1, America’s most famous electric locomotive. This train has been featured on US postage stamps, as a model train system and as artwork over the years. There are many other trains on display to come check out. You can even walk inside most of them and ride the rails in some others.
The National Railroad Museum hosts several large events throughout the year. Thomas the Tank Engine makes an annual appearance and provides children the opportunity to ride on their favorite blue train. During Halloween, you can ride a train to the pumpkin patch and handpick your own. For the latest schedule, check out their events page.
Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Mondays January - March