Gold Coast Railroad Museum

12450 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177 - United States





Gold Coast Railroad Museum (GCRM), founded in 1957, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of railroad history and culture through preservation, restoration, and education. The museum was built on the former Naval Air Station Richmond (NASR). With over three miles of tracks, the old base was an ideal place to build a railroad museum. The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is one of three Official State Railroad Museums in Florida. It became a Florida state railroad museum in 1984 when it received statutory recognition by the Florida Legislature as meeting the four statutory criteria.


Ferdinand Magellan
The Ferdinand Magellan is unique among Pullman railroad cars in that it is the only car ever custom built for the President of the United States in the 20th century. Originally built in 1928, the Ferdinand Magellan was one of the last cars ever built as a private car and was one of a group of six cars named after famous explorers. The six cars were; Ferdinand Magellan, David Livingstone, Henry Stanley, Marco Polo, Robert Peary and Ronald Amundsen.

Gold Coast Railroad Museum has several steam and diesel locomotives on display, and in operation. There are currently no operating steam locomotives, except for a 2-foot Crown locomotive operated on compressed air. Of our diesels, six are operational, of which three are currently active.

Freight Cars
Gold Coast Railroad Museum has a varied collection of freight cars and other unique railroad cars on display.

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