This museum emphasizes steam locomotives, passenger rolling stock, and passenger travel.
Centerpiece of the exhibit is a UP 4-8-8-4. Other locomotives exemplifying steam at its peak include a C&O Kanawha and a Soo Pacific. A rarity is a DMIR Texas type, used for slow drag freights. Diesels are largely ignored. Several sleeping cars are on exhibit. For those into decorative arts, the railroad dining car china display is priceless (plastic tableware is an AMTRAK invention.) Short train rides are available. Explanatory signage is excellent, and one may enter most of the locomotives and cars. Not nearly as complete as the B&O museum in Baltimore, but better than most railroad exhibits.