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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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Address: 300 Gap Rd, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572-9567
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of...

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.

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Yesterday our travel club visited this wonderful museum. Anyone who loves trains should make it a point to come here. I first went upstairs to view the trains from above. What a... read more

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yesterday our travel club visited this wonderful museum. Anyone who loves trains should make it a point to come here. I first went upstairs to view the trains from above. What a perfect vantage point to observe and take photos. From this area I had a perfect birds eye view of seeing all the trains. Then I went downstairs and... More 

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Bay Village, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great collection of former Pennsylvania railroad steam engines and cars. Also on display are engines and cars from other railroads. Learning room for the kids, You can get on some of the equipment. Great gift shop. There is railroad equipment on display out side also. They are trying to raise enough money to build a roundhouse for the equipment that... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazingly well preserved collection of real life-size locomotives, railroad cars, and historical railroading records and accessories. Lots to see! A trip to into the past, this museum will take you back to the beginning of railroads and through railroad history. Some amazingly beautiful examples of railroad engineering from the early steam era, through the electric and diesel times. A... More 

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Franklin Square, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been a couple times already. I love walking around the massive warehouse of trains. So does our 5yo ;-) It's really cool being able to see and touch these huge pieces of machinery. The engine you can walk under is pretty cool. I wish they would let you sit inside more of them.

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Thank Rich R
Altoona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't to this place in several years but still is informative as always. It's a nice place to get informed how the railroad formed this town. The roundhouse was open to the public this time. We looked around at the cars and locomotive they are restoring.

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Thank civilwarloco
South Haven, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second visit the Railroad Museum. I can never get tired of this place. A great place to bring your family. A lot of train history, plus all the engines and cars on display. Be sure to walk through the model train room that has several different scales of model trains running. I will most definitely visit the... More 

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Thank Denny1008
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a real surprise to see so many old trains restored to there previous condition when they were in service.

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Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

PA Railroad history is on display. Wish there were some tour guides / guided tours and you could see trains during restoration. It is amazing how trains helped shape the industrial revolution.

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Thank John P
Pearland, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were a lot of different varieties of trains. Lots of information on the different types of trains throughout the museum. We were able to walk around a few of the trains and were able to look though windows of others. The place is pretty big and you could spend a decent amount of time going through everything.

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Thank cpirson13
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our boys (5 and 3) to this museum after the train ride. It's a BIG museum with big trains which is cool. There's a lot to see and a little kid area for the kids to play. I wouldn't plan on spending the day there as there's not THAT much to do, but it was a cool place... More 

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