Besides simply having so many trains, both under shelter and outside, a huge attraction is not just seeing them but going inside. It was easy to spend a few hours there to take it all in.
Most interesting was the Presidential train car, used by Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower. For a small extra fee the museum's executive director, Lilia Fontana, gave us a fascinating tour of the interior. (I'd seen the car's exterior previously as a small boy when Truman made his whistle stops, but he never invited me in.)
A number of model trains were set up and running in a large room out in the train yard.
We appreciated how this museum ties together history, mechanical things, transportation, and life in America.
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