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“steam train” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Paducah Railroad Museum

Paducah Railroad Museum
2nd and Washington Street, Paducah, KY
270-908-6451
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Paducah
Type: Specialty Museums
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Batavia, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“steam train”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Saw the steam train behind museum train was neat but was in need of maintence people have stolen stuff off of it
It needs a paint job would be nice to climb up in it walk threw cars
Didn't get to go threw museum cause hrs was only 12-4 on wed -frid would like to have seen it

Visited June 2013
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North Alabama
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Ever Want to Drive A Train?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The museum is small but interesting. I learned a lot about trains but for me, the highlight was the simulator. Running a train is really much more difficult than driving a car and you don't even have to worry about steering. In the simulator you begin to learn what it takes to run a train, working the throttle, brakes (there are 2 of them) and, of course, the horn. Ever wonder what those red, yellow and green lights on towers beside the tracks mean? I now know. The simulator was fascinating.

There is also a nice HO scale, model train set-up run by the local hobby club. It is quite extensive and really well done.

Even if you are not a train lover, this is a wonderful place to vist. I will be back next time I make it to Paducah.

Visited April 2013
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Louisville, KY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a small museum with a large train layout run by volunteers. Nice artifacts and also has a train simulator that lets you see what it looks like from the conductors point of view.

Visited March 2013
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Marion, Illinois, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“If you love trains.......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We go mhere at least once a year. They have a model train room that is to die for. My son age 13 now, has always and still does like to go here. Every time we go they have added something new.

Visited October 2011
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Schagen, The Netherlands
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Large collection of rr memorabilia, large H0-scale model railroad and a real life dieselenvine cockpit with which a trainsimulator can be operated!

Visited June 2012
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