Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is on Pennsylvania Route 741 just east of Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The museum is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, with the active support of the Friends of the Railroad Museum.
The museum has more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars that chronicle American society on the move. Visitors may take the throttle on a simulated run in a real freight locomotive cab, climb aboard a caboose, inspect a 62-ton locomotive from underneath, view restoration activities via closed-circuit television, enjoy interactive educational programs, and more.
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania was created to provide a historical account of railroading in Pennsylvania by preserving much of the outdated railroad equipment that was left over from the steam era. The Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central merged creating the Penn Central. This merger created an overstock of historical railroading equipment. Most of this equipment was sent to Strasburg and the museum opened in 1975.
- Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved on 2007-02-07.