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Danbury Railway Museum

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Address: Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06813
Phone Number: 203-778-8337
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On a drive from NY state to New Haven my wife and I dropped by here. It was early afternoon on a Monday so no one else was taking in the museum. Our tour guide, Don, gave us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Saugerties, New York
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Saugerties, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a drive from NY state to New Haven my wife and I dropped by here. It was early afternoon on a Monday so no one else was taking in the museum. Our tour guide, Don, gave us a great 40 trip through numerous rail cars replete with captivating stories. We learned lots of things we never knew about railroading.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good collection of old railroad cars, engines and such. Some of the docents were actually associated with the equipment while it was operating (one I met used to run out and hand her engineer husband his lunch as the small train pulled itself up a hill adjacent to their home). Going on a weekend and taking a ride in... More 

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Astoria, New York
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun to explore! Staff are friendly and helpful. Indoor displays are informative and interesting for both the railfan (the boyfriend) and the average curious visitor (me, myself, and I). The outdoor pieces really steal the show, though. My favorite was a recently restored mail car. It was obviously revitalized with much love, and held a particularly surprising artifact: there was... More 

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This museum is fun and interesting. The tours are the best though with knowledgeable tour guides and fun mini trips. My personal favorite was learning about the postal car where bags of mail were grabbed at each station, high-speed manually sorted, then thrown back in bags on the correct train platform - all while moving!

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Vestal, New York, United States
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78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I've been wanting to get to this museum for years; I've been asked to make it happen several times over the years and finally put the day together. I let them know we would be arriving at 1:09 on Metro North and had to leave on the 3:17 train and there would be 15 to 20 of us. Since they... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Interesting exhibits for those who love technology and history . Very interesting baby locomotives and other accessories for trains . Very nice guide, and you can touch everything , the cost of entry is$ 6 , Parking inside the Museum .

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This RR museum is an absolute gem. They have a great assortment of rolling stock, some of which are open to climb aboard. We had a guided tour with Don, who made my rail fan husband's day by taking us all around the yard and for a ride on the turntable. I definitely recommend this for rail fans and families-we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Really good railway museum. Clambering all over the diesel electrics was fantastic. This museum just has loads of trains in the yard - some you can walk into. If you like that then you will love this. You can have a ride in a cab for a few metres which is worth doing. Like I say if you like trains... More 

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Chennai
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110 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Was surprised to see so many engines and trains history. thought it would bore a bit but ended up a good choice. was good time pass.

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Newtown, Connecticut, United States
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

It's a great place to visit with your kids!! It's informative and fun!! Fun for all ages!! We previously went with scouts too!!

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