Memorial Day Weekend – already! It’s our hope that you and yours have a safe and memorable weekend while we take time to remember those who gave their all. We’re going to be open Monday, May 27 from 10a-5p (depending). So, after the Memorial Day ceremonies, pack that picnic basket and come on over for a walk through our museum and a ride on the Park Train. Sure, it’s for kids but hey – you’re just a big kid, too.

Park Train – Too??

SRM Project Management Report! Park Train engine #902 (upper right) is restored, tested and ready. Its two cars (lower right) are not. 1200 (lower left) is not our car but a reasonable facsimile of what

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National Train Day – 11 May, 2024

This year National Train Day falls on May 11. The “holiday” was first celebrated in the year 2008 and continues to be celebrated to this day. The celebrations were conceptualized by Amtrak as a way

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The Lincoln Funeral Train

This weekend marks the anniversary of the departure of Lincoln’s Funeral Train from Washington, D.C. The Lincoln Funeral Train was a train that transported the body of President Abraham Lincoln from Washington, D.C. to his

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Speeders, Motorcars, and Hi-Rails…Oh My!

The evolution of railroad speeder cars, also known as track maintenance cars or speeder trucks, has been a gradual process over the past century. These small, lightweight vehicles were originally designed to be used by

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Why are there rocks under the tracks?

Railroad ballast is a crucial component of the rail transportation system. It is a crushed stone or gravel material that is used to support and level the tracks in a railroad track bed. The primary

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Park Train: Back & Better Than Ever

Just in time for the beautiful weather we are experiencing, the much loved Park Train is back in operation! This is 100% due to the hard work of our dedicated volunteers! You can help too

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