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National New York Central Railroad Museum

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721 S Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516-3715
+1 574-294-3001
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The Official NY Central Museum

Memorabilia, Great Model train layout. Built in an old train station. Highlight is being able to... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
d0uglas2018
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Huntsville, Alabama
if you have never been to the nat .new york central you better put this one at the top of your bucket list.

it was way more than we ever imagined , even when we drove past it didnt reveal all that was... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2018
tinman1031
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Potterville, Michigan
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Activities for all ages: Visit the museum to learn about railroading history, see the Stanley Bell Model Train Layout and his various scale collection, observe trains going by on one of the busiest lines in the Midwest, tour the rolling stock, build your own wooden track layout on the 4’x 6’ train table, take a spin around the track on the Ride on Thomas the Train and more.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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721 S Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516-3715
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Memorabilia, Great Model train layout. Built in an old train station. Highlight is being able to step inside a F7 Diesel Engine. Pretty Cool..

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

it was way more than we ever imagined , even when we drove past it didnt reveal all that was inside and out.plan on a couple hours even if you dont bring kids.this is one awesome tour if you have any interest at all in...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018

The museum is in the process of renovating at the current time. The yard offers a variety of types and styles of rail cars and locomotives. There is an amazing display of tools and affects used in times gone by. Large model railroad display sure...More

1  Thank Mary L
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Arrived on a very nice fall which made it nice to see all the exhibits outside. Some were difficult to get into but the determined will will. Lots of cool trains

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Reviewed November 28, 2017

We took our grand kids to see this museum while they were visiting from Georgia. They loved watching the trains go by while we were there and the model railroad kept them busy for a good while. The trains in the yard were in pretty...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Even though they were tearing up the train tracks out in front we had to drive all the way around back it was well worth it.. it was an old Dining Car converted really nice be nice place to take the kids that are interested...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

What a dump. Honestly they are finally working on the crumbling walls and supposedly “ready to collapse” (according to staff) roof. But I think it’s a lost cause. And possibly a waste of Half a Million Dolllars. The musuem has the typical epherema, toy trains...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

Very good collection of Items and Outdoor train exhibits from the old New York Central. Many different RR artifacts and train Models in various display cases with a well laid out Model Train Exhibit. Museums give she entire history of the NYC RR and has...More

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

There are inside and outside exhibits here to fascinate all ages. The inside portion is comfortably air conditioned and nicely set up to show a history of trains on the NY Central RR. The actual cars themselves are outside and many can be entered and...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

This is a small collection of items. Not nearly as big as our RR museums. The rolling stock is in need of some significant maintenance

1  Thank Bob A
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yes there is a small fee per person around 6 or 7 dollars with a slight discount for seniors. it is a small sum for all that you see.
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