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“Surprised” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
300 Gap Road, PA Route 741, Strasburg, PA 17579
+1 717-687-8628
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Strasburg
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars, an immersive education center, a vast library and archives and a working restoration shop. Special events, museum store, free on-site parking, free WiFi.
Paramus, New Jersey
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“Surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Didn't think my wife would find this place very interesting. She did and couldn't stop taking pictures. Really well done. I wish they let you climb into more of the pieces. There were a couple cabooses that were open. The rest you can climb up stairs and look in but not go in.

Visited October 2014
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Mc Donald
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“Railroad Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Trains, trains, trains!
The history of this country's growth is right here.
The displays and rolling stock illustrate how important the PA Railroad was to the nation and you could take picture of everything especially from the "catwalk" which bridges over the trains.
The miniature train displays were among my favorites to see.
The gift shop was outstanding for a train enthusiast.

Visited December 2014
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Algonquin
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“All the Trains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Fabulous restoration of old trains and cars. They even give you a chance to see under one of the grant old steamer. Marvelous train layout with running trains.
There is a fee but well worth the visit it just across from the Strasburg rail road train rides.

Visited November 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Excellent collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Visited in November, 2014. Huge building. Fantastic collection. My only complaint is that I would have liked more of the equipment to have been accessible (i.e. be able to see inside). So if you're looking to get your nose inside, this might not be the place for you. Still, the whole place is very well maintained and designed, and the collection is lovingly maintained.

Recommended.

Visited November 2014
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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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“Wonderful learning experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

First time to the train museum. Trains were in great repair, had real life like displays, and several tour persons to take you inside a few of trains. Learned a lot about Trains and the PA railroad.

Visited November 2014
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