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“Take your kids there !!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arkansas Railroad Museum

Arkansas Railroad Museum
1700 Port Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71601
(870) 535-8819
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Pine Bluff
Type: Museums
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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Take your kids there !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

If you are in town with kids we suggest you take your kids ( under 10) to this place. Very informative information that your kids can learn which they enjoy a day out . So take your kids there when your are in town to this place

Visited January 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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“This place, You must need to visit with your children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Engine 819, Pine Bluff’s legendary queen of steam, weights 368 tons, measures 100 feet from front to back, takes 150 gallons of water and 15 gallons of oil just to run one mile of track. Railroad buffs should not miss it! Volunteer craftsmen, lovingly rebuilt Engine 819, the last 4-8-4 Northern type steam locomotive built in Pine Bluff. Tours are available year-round. The museum also houses passenger cars, cabooses and baggage cars – all restored to their original splendor as well as many artifacts used back in the days of steam engines.
Like I say, you must visit this place while you are in Pine Bluff with your children.

Visited December 2012
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White Hall, Arkansas, United States
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“Little Boy's Dream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

My son loves Thomas the Train. He loved going to the train museum. It's an old warehouse that is stocked full of old train cars. You and your kids can go into the cars. They aren't just box cars. They are passenger cars, etc. They also have train sets that kids love to watch and railroad equipment, signs, etc. Retired engineers and railroad employees volunteer to work the museum. These folks are full of stories and knowledge. Be sure to ask questions. The only downside is the last time we were in there, they did not have air conditioning and there is no place to buy food or drinks.

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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“Heart of a Railroad Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The Cotton Belt Railroad was once the king of the region of Pine Bluff and with its large shops, employed hundreds at one time. The Railroad Museum occupies one of the surviving buildings once used for repairs. Most of the shops are now gone, but the museum is absolutely full of artifacts and actual train engines and cars that can be toured. The 819 locomotive, a large steam locomotive built in Pine Bluff is on exhibit along with most anything you can imagine having to do with the railroad. The operators of the museum have made this a labor of love and you can see it when you visit.

Visited September 2011
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“The Shrine of the Cotton Belt Railway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I have been coming here every April for over 10 years. I have always been here during the annual model railroad and railroadina swap meet. I have never actually seen the museum in its natural state because they always have to move some of the exhibits out to put in the swap tables and layouts. Nonetheless, the museum is the only one I know of located in a genuine railroad shops. This sets it apart from almost every other railroad museum in the US. You do not just look at old trains. You learn how trains were built and maintained. I believe locomotive 819 was actually built here It is worth seeing.

Visited April 2012
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