Strasburg, PA – May 2018 – Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania near the small town of Strasburg. With over 100 locomotives and cars it is one of the larger rail museums in America. A trip to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is highly recommended for any rail or transportation fans.

 

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The Rolling Stock Hall, designed like a large train shed is immaculately clean. From above the equipment almost look like model railroad cars.

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The collection covers from the late 1800s until the 1950s.

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The museum was built by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and continues today with support from a non profit group.

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All of the equipment housed indoors has been restored to near original condition.

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In addition to the rolling stock there are numerous other pieces, including benches from rail stations.

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While much of the equipment came from the famed Pennsylvania Railroad, other railroads are represented as well.

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But by far the largest collection is from the PRR.

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Some of the cars are open for inspecting, such as this ‘training car’.

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Another highlight is a full locomotive positioned over a maintenance pit that allows inspection underneath.

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The museum has a replica of the John Bull, a locomotive built in 1831. The original is at the Smithsonian.

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Nearby is the Red Caboose Motel – where you can spend the night in a caboose.

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