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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 Ohio - South Dakota

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

 

  OH

  Cleveland

  New York Central System Historical Society

  Dept W

  PO Box 81184

  Cleveland  OH   44181  

  Web   http://www.nycshs.org/index.html

  Description  begun by former employees, engaged in publication, collection of

                    documents and pictures

  Type of Resource   History Related Organization

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Nature of Group or Site  Association

  Collection A-F Drawings

  Collection  Photography

  Research  Library

  New or  Updated  1/31/2006

 

  OH

  Conneaut

  Conneaut Railroad Museum

  363 Depot Street

  PO Box 643

  Conneaut  OH  44030    

  Phone 440 599-7878

  Web Site http://www.nrhs.com/chapters/conneaut.htm

  Alt Web http://www.ashtcohs.com/connmus.html

  Description  Locomotive, hopper car & caboose

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Building Type  Depot

  Collection N-Z  Rolling Stock

  New or Updated:  6/16/2006


  OH

  Lebanon

  Turtle Creek & Lebanon RW

  198 S Broadway

  MIL Cincinnat Railway. PO Box 53817, Cincinnati, OH   45253

  Lebanon   OH  45036    

  Phone   513 933-8022

  Web Site  http://www.cincinnatirailway.com/lebanon.htm

  E-mail  mailto:info@cincinnatirailway.com

  Description  trips through farmland

  Type of Resource   Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Kind of Activity   Train Ride

  New or Updated:  11/21/2004


  OH

  Medina

  Medina Toy & Train Museum

  7 Public Square

  Medina OH  44256    

  Phone   330 764-4455

  Web Site  BROKEN:www.medinatoymuseum.org/

  E-mail  mailto:mmishne@nobleknights.com

  Alt Web  http://www.visitmedinacounty.com/html/historicalsocieties/default.htm

  Description  toys, dolls, train layout, engines, car & airplane models, 50 dolls, books

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Collection A-F Dolls

  Collection G-M  Model Railroad

  Collection N-Z  Toys

  Research /Reading  Library

  New or Updated: 11/1/2004

 

  OH
 
Worthington
 
Ohio Railway Museum
 
990 Proprietors Road
 
PO Box 777
 
Worthington OH  43085   
 
Phone   614 885-7345
 
Web Site  http://www.ohiorailwaymuseum.org/museum/museummpg.html
 
Description  30 pieces, including streetcars, interurbans and railroad cars and                     locomotives, one mile demonstration rides
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
New or Updated:   3/22/2004

 

 

 

  OK

  Hugo

  Hugo Heritage RR

  300 West Jackson St

  MAIL 309 N "B" St

  Hugo  OK  74743    

  Phone   580 326-7511

  Alt Phone   580 326-6630

  Web Site  http://www.hugonews.com/hugoheri.html

  Toll Free  888 773-3768

  Alt Web  http://www.trainweb.org/southwestshorts/newsarchive01072001.html

  Description  through the Red River Valley

  Type of Resource   Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Kind of Activity   Train Ride

  New or Updated:  11/18/2004


  OK
 
Norman
 
Norman Depot Inc
 
200 South Jones Avenue
 
Norman   OK  73069    
 
Phone   405 360-7969
 
Web Site  *****
 
Alt Web  http://www.mattisonavenue.net/article.asp?magazine=314
 
Description  station reopened for passenger traffic Jan 2003
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type   Depot
 
Era  1909
 
New or Updated:  2/4/2004

  OK
 
Waynoka
 
Harvey House/Waynoka History Museum
 
711 East Broadway Street
 
PO Box 193
 
Waynoka   OK 73860  
 
Phone   580 824-1886
 
Web Site  http://waynoka.org/index.php
 
Description  one of the noted railroad restaurants also served role in early commercial                     aviation venture
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type   Restaurant
 
Owner/Operator:  Waynoka Historical Society
 
New or Updated: 3/10/2004

 

    OR
 
Astoria
 
Astoria Railroad Preservation
 
446 W Marine Dr
 
PO Box 541
 
Astoria  OR   97103    
 
Phone   503 325-5323
 
Web Site  http://www.astoriarr.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:info@astoriarr.org
 
Description  restoring 1925 locomotive for 2004 launch
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
New or Updated:  1/22/2004

  Canby
 
Canby Depot Museum
 
888 NE 4th Ave
 
PO Box 160
 
Canby  OR   97013    
 
Phone   503 266-6712
 
Web Site  http://www.canby.com/chamber/depot/depot.htm
 
Description  relocated Southern Pacific depot with local history
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type   Depot
 
Era  1887
 
Owner/Operator:  Canby Historical Society
 
New or Updated:  2/20/2004
 

  OR

  Hood River

  Mount Hood Railroad

  110 Railroad Avenue

  Hood River  OR  97031    

  Phone 541 386-3556

  Web Site www.mthoodrr.com

  Toll Free 800 872-4661

  E-mail  mailto:mthoodrr@gorge.net

  Description  through scenic Hood River Valley, with views of Mount Hood & Mount

  Type of Resource  Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Kind of Activity  Train Ride

  New or Updated: 7/6/2007

  OR
 
Lake Oswego
 
Willamette Shore Trolley
 
311 North State St
 
Lake Oswego  OR   97034 
 
Phone   503 222-2226
 
Web Site  http://www.trainweb.org/oerhs/index.html
 
Description  45 minute trolley ride from Lake Oswego to Portland
 
Type of Resource   Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Collection N-Z  Trolleys
 
Owner/Operator:  Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society
 
New or Updated:   2/25/2004

 

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  PA
 
Altoona
  
Pennsylvania RR Technical & Historical Society
 
PO Box 712
  Altoona PA  16603
  Phone
  Web Site  http://www.prrths.com/PRR_Default.html
 
Description  research & resources on RR history, publishes quarterly magazine
 
Type of Resource  History Related Organization
  Primary Focus  Railroad
  Kind of Activity  Link List
  New or Updated:  07/18/2003
 

  PA

  Bellefonte

  Bellefonte Historical RR

  320 W High St

  Bellefonte  PA  16823    

  Phone   814 355-2917

  Web Site  http://www.bellefontetrain.com/

  E-mail  mailto:query@bellefontetrain.com

  Alt Web  http://www.webunionstation.net/US/pa.html

  Description  through scenic areas of central PA

  Type of Resource   Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Building Type   Depot

  Kind of Activity   Train Ride

  New or Updated:  11/23/2004
 

  PA

  Catawissa

  Catawissa Historical Train Station

  Address

  Catawissa  PA  17820    

  Phone 570 356-2345

  Web Site http://www.caboosenut.com/index.htm

  E-mail  mailto:waltgosh@ptd.net

  Alt Web http://caboosenut.com/Caboose Rent.htm

  Description  centered on caboose collection -- you can rent a caboose as well

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Building Type  Depot

  Collection N-Z   Rolling Stock

  New or Updated: 12/10/2006

  PA
 
Gallitzin
 
Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS
  
110 Federal Park Rd
 
Gallitzin  PA
 
Phone   814 886-6150
 
Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/alpo/
 
Description  site of canal-to tram railway- to canal transit over the Allegheny Mountains
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type   Canal
 
Collection A-F Dogs
 
New or Updated:    2/7/2004

Pennsylvania
Harrisburg
PA Railways.com
Address
Harrisburg PA
Phone
Web Site
http://www.parailways.com/
E-mail
mailto:feedback@parailways.com
Description
state run site for railfans
Type of Resource
Railway
Primary Focus
Railroad
Owner/Operator:
PA Dept of Community & Economic Development
New or Updated:
04/11/2003

  PA
 
Lewistown
 
PRR Technical  & Historical Society
 
150 Helen Street
 
MAIL PO Box 712  Altoona PA 16603
 
Lewistown   PA    17044    
 
Phone   717 242-1090
 
Web Site  http://www.prrths.com/
 
Description  history of the Pennsylvania Railroad, former station is being prepared to hold
                   
collections
 
Type of Resource   History Related Organization
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type   Depot
 
Collection N-Z  Model Railroad
 
New or Updated:      4/16/2004

  PA

  Marienville

  Knox & Kane RR

  Kinzua State Park

  PO Box 422

  Marienville  PA   16239    

  Phone   814 927-6621

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/kinzuabridge.aspx

  Description  various trips through Allegheny National Forest to Kinzua Bridge

  Type of Resource   Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Kind of Activity   Train Ride

  New or Updated:  11/23/2004
 

  PA

  New Hope

  New Hope & Ivyland RR

  32 W Bridge St

  New Hope  PA   18938    

  Phone  215 862-2332

  Web Site www.newhoperailroad.com

  Description  trips through eastern PA

  Type of Resource Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Kind of Activity  Train Ride

  New or Updated:  8/28/2007

  PA
  Reading
  Reading CO Technical & Historical Society
 
PO Box 15143
  Reading  PA       19612   
 
Phone  610 372-5513
  Alt Phone  610 929-9902
  Web Site  http://www.readingrailroad.org/info/info_general.html-contact
  Description  temporary museum at the Temple station, has acquired permanent building,                         see web site for details
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
  Primary Focus  Railroad
  New or Updated:  07/21/2003 

  PA
 
Roaring Spring
 
Roaring Spring Railroad Station
 
Main Street
 
Roaring Spring  PA 16673 
 
Phone   814 224-5755
 
Web Site  *****
 
Description
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type   Depot
 
New or Updated:  5/19/2004

  PA

  Rockhill Furnace

  East Broad Top RR

  PO Box 158

  Rockhill Furnace PA  17429    

  Phone   814 447-3011

  Web Site  http://www.ebtrr.com/

  E-mail  mailto:ebtrr@innernet.net

  Description  narrow gauge, steam powered trips in Lancaster area

  Type of Resource   Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Kind of Activity   Train Ride

  New or Updated:   11/23/2004

Pennsylvania
Scranton
Electric City Trolley Station & Museum
Central Station
Scranton PA
Phone 570 963-6590
Web Site
Alt Web www.visitnepa.org
Description vintage trolley, hand-on kids activities, theater
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Last changed: 01/25/2003

  PA

  Scranton

  Steamtown National Historic Site

  150 South Washington Avenue

  Scranton  PA   18503    

  Phone   570 340-5200

  Web Site  www.nps.gov/stea

  Toll Free  888 693-9391

  Description  museum tells story of mainline steam railroading, offers tours

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Collection N-Z  Rolling Stock

  Owner/Operator:  NPS

  New or Updated:        12/20/2005

  PA
  Strasburg
  Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
 
Route 741
  PO Box 15
  Strasburg  PA  17579    
  Phone  717 687-8628
  Web Site  http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/
  E-mail  mailto:info@rrmuseumpa.org
  Description  100 locomotives & cars, artifacts, restoration, railroad art
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
  Primary Focus  Railroad
  Collection N-Z  Rolling Stock
  Owner/Operator:  PA Historical & Museum Commission
  New or Updated:  07/21/2003

Pennsylvania
West Chester
West Chester Railroad Company
500 South Adams Street
MAIL: c/0 4 States Railway Service Inc, PO Box 385 Yorklyn DE 19736
West Chester PA 19382
Phone
610 430-2233
Web Site http://www.westchesterrr.net/
Description
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Ride
Owner/Operator: West Chester Railroad Heritage Assoc
New or Updated: 04/11/2003

 

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