Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

300 Gap Road,PA Route 741, Strasburg, PA 17579 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania educates the public about the Commonwealth’s rich railroad history, discovering the relevance of railroads in building the nation and the role of today’s railroads in our lives.

Opened to the public in 1975, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of about 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars. There is a working restoration shop, a vast research library and archives and an immersive, hands-on education center.


The original core of our collection, since greatly expanded, is a fantastic assortment of vintage locomotives and rolling stock that the Pennsylvania Railroad assembled for the 1939-1940 New York World’s Fair.

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