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These are places about railroads.  Although many have trains or cars for you to ride, our Railways pages are all about where to get onboard.  The places in this Railroad section  help explain the history and lore of railroading.  
 

Railroad  Kansas - Maryland

 
  Railroad Pages: AK-CA, CA, CO-FL, GA-IN, KS-LA, MA-ME MI-MTNE-NM, NV-NY, OH-SDTN-TX, UT-ZZ  

 

  KS
 
Atchison
 
Atchison Rail Museum
 
PO Box 19
 
Atchison               KS   66002    
 
Phone   913 367-6454
 
Web Site  http://www.atchisonkansas.net/Tourism/RailMusm.asp
 
Description  outdoor collection of rolling stock, miniature train ride in summer
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Collection N-Z  Rolling Stock
 
Owner/Operator:  North East Kansas Railroaders, Inc
 
New or Updated:  12/17/2003

Kansas
Baldwin City
Midland Railway
PO Box 412
Baldwin City KS 66006
Phone 913 371-3410
Web Site www.midland-ry.org/midland.html
Description woods and farmlands of eastern Kansas
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Ride
Last changed: 01/15/2003

  KS

  Ellis

  Ellis Railroad Museum

  911 Washington St

  PO Box 82

  Ellis  KS    67637    

  Phone   785 726-4493

  Web Site  http://www.ellis.ks.us/rrmuseum.html

  E-mail  mailto:ellisrrm@envisioncs.net

  Description  artifacts, 5000 sq foot model train layout, 2.5 mile miniature train ride, 1200

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Kind of Activity   Train Ride

  Collection A-F Dolls

  Collection G-M  Model Railroad

  New or Updated: 11/24/2004

Kansas
Herington
Tri-County Historical Society & Museum
800 South Broadway
Herington KS 67449
Phone 785 258-2842
Web Site http://skyways.lib.ks.us/towns/Herington/museum.html
E-mail mailto:trimusda@ikansas.com
Description local memorabilia and Rock Island Railroad collection
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Collection N-Z Uniforms
Research /Reading Library
New or Updated: 06/01/2003

  KS
 
Leavenworth
 
National Fred Harvey Museum
 
624 Olive Street
 
Leavenworth  KS  66048    
 
Phone  913 682-1866
 
Web Site  http://www.firstcitymuseums.org/
 
Description  not yet open museum in home of Fred Harvey, creator of Harvey Houses &
                       
 Harvey girls which served railroad passengers
 
Type of Resource  House Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
New or Updated:  09/15/2003

Kansas
Topeka
Railroad Heritage Inc
PO Box 8792
Topeka  KS  66608    
 
Phone  785 232-5533
 
Web Site  http://www.greatoverlandstation.com/pages/mission.htm
 
Alt Web  http://cjonline.com/stories/061303/loc_rrher.shtml
 
Description  began as a festival, now developing rail museum in former depot
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type  Depot
 
New or Updated:  07/07/2003

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  KY

  Covington

  Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati

  315 W Southern Avenue

  PO Box 15065

  Covington  KY  41015    

  Phone   859 491-7245

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.cl2005.com/prototype_ind_tours.pdf

  Description  Interiors of railroad cars, memorabilia, locomotives

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Collection N-Z  Rolling Stock

  Owner/Operator:  Railway Exposition Company

  New or Updated:   8/20/2005

Kentucky
Hardin
Hardin Southern Railroad
PO Box 20
Hardin KY
Phone 270 437-4555
Web Site www.hsrr.com
Description trips through wooded river valley
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Ride
Last changed: 01/25/2003

Kentucky
New Haven
Kentucky Railway Museum, Inc
136 South Main St
PO Box 240
New Haven KY 40051
Phone 502 549-5470
Web Site www.kyrail.org
Description ride through river valley
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Ride
Last changed: 01/25/2003

  Princeton

  Caldwell County Railroad Museum

  116 Edwards St

  Princeton   KY  42445    

  Phone  270 365-0582

  Web Site http://www.trailsrus.com/rail/caldwell.html

  Alt Web http://www.princetonkytourism.com/pages/14/index.htm

  Description  features renovated caboose

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  New or Updated:  7/3/2007

Kentucky
Stearns
Big Fork Scenic Railway
PO Box 368
Stearns KY 42467
Phone
Web Site www.bsfsry.com
Toll Free 800 462-5664
Description through mountain river valley, along cliffs and streams
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Ride
Last changed: 01/15/2003

  KY
 
Versailles
 
Bluegrass Railroad Museum
 
175 Beasley Court
 
PO Box 27
 
Versailles  KY   40383   
 
Phone   859 873-2476
 
Web Site  http://www.bgrm.org/
 
Toll Free  800 755-2476
 
E-mail  mailto:webmaster@bgrm.org
 
Description  6 mile round trip rides along the former Louisville Southern RR
 
Type of Resource   Railway
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Kind of Activity   Train Ride
 
New or Updated:   6/5/2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Louisiana
Bernice
Bernice Depot Museum
426 4th St
PO Box 186
Bernice LA 71222
Phone 318 285-9071
Web Site ******
Alt Web http://www.thenewsstar.com/guidebooktop10/unionparish/
Description former Rock Island depot features rail & local memorabilia, caboose holds toy collection
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Depot
Collection N-Z Toys
Owner/Operator: Bernice Historical Society
New or Updated: 05/30/2003
 

  LA

  Kenner

  LA Toy Train Museum

  519 Williams Blvd

  Kenner  LA 70062    

  Phone   504 468-7231

  Web Site  www.rivertownkenner.com/toytrain.html

  Description  toys, working models, visitor-activated models, 1/2 scale locomotive & cars

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Collection G-M  Models

  New or Updated:  12/14/2004

 
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