Rail Transportation Museums to Visit

PE Business Car No. 1001 is eshibited at Orange Empire Railway Museum (Richard Boehle photo)Railroad Museums throughout the West are dedicated to the acquisition, preservation, research, exhibition and interpretation of railroad artifacts for the public's learning and enjoyment. Preservation, research and interpretation of these objects helps communicate the lessons of history, in order that present and future visitors may learn from the past.

The following list of rail transportation museums, with links to museum web sites, is provided for additional information. These museums preserve and exhibit original railroad cars, locomotives and other artifacts. Most offer interpretive school or group tours. Many also offer rides in vintage railroad cars.

For specific questions about the museums, visitor hours, school arrangements or their collections, please visit their web site or contact them directly.


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