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Railroad Museums
Description:
Railroad museums from around the world.
Expanded Description:
This category is designated for railroad (or railway) museums specializing in the display of objects relating to railroad travel, whether passenger or freight. Most railroad museums exhibit interesting pieces of trains or track, work equipment, railroad models, and/or miscellaneous small items like dining car china or railroad uniforms. Any railroad, transportation or other museum that contains a railroad collection is eligible.

Railmuseums.com is a good resource for museums in North American and International locations.

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Instructions for Posting a Railroad Museums Waymark:
1. The name of the museum and its location should be included in the title. Generally this should be the city/town, state and/or country -- whatever is appropriate to its location.

The name of the museum and location in the title should be separated by a space dash space, as in this example:

Boston Museum of Transportation - Boston, MA

Waymarks submitted that do not follow this naming convention will be returned for revision.

2. Visit the museum and personally obtain accurate coordinates. These should be taken from the main entrance to the museum. If this is impossible for any reason, please state this in your description.

3. Provide two or more photographs of the museum displaying the museum building front (with the museum name) and a representative sample of railroad objects that comprise the collection. Photographs must be original and taken by you. A photograph of the museum admission ticket is highly encouraged.

4. A narrative description is required – please include as much information about the museum as you can, especially its unique features, history, theme, genre, type, specialty, etc. In other words, what type of railroad technology is on display here. Waymarks with no description will be returned for resubmission.

Exclusions:

1. Submissions that use photos obtained directly from an internet source will be denied.

2. A collection of railroad equipment without a building (or the equivalent thereof, such as a railroad car housing a collection) does not qualify.

3. Street cars, trams, light rail, interurbans, subway (heavy rail transit), rapid transit and similar collections do not qualify.

4. Libraries dedicated to railroad history do not qualify.

5. All others are subject to approval at the discretion of the category management team.

6. If you have a question about a museum's suitability for inclusion in this category, please send a note.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
1. Visit the museum. 2. Provide your thoughts/experience of this visit. 3. Provide a photograph of your visit to this museum. A GPSr photo is NOT required.
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  • Train ride provided?
  • Actual railroad cars or locomotives on display?
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  • Gift shop?
  • Café/restaurant?
  • Theater?
  • Other features?
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Image for Sykesville & Patapsco Railway Museum - Sykesville, MDview gallery

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Railroad Museums Sykesville & Patapsco Railway Museum - Sykesville, MD

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A small train museum in Sykesville, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 7/17/2021

last visited: 12/29/2009

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Railroad Museums Ellicott City Station - Ellicott City, MD

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The oldest train station in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/4/2016

last visited: 7/20/2022

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Railroad Museums The B&O Railroad Museum - Baltimore, Maryland

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Opened on July 4, 1953, the B&O Railroad Museum has been called one of the most significant collections of railroad treasures in the world, and has the largest collection of 19th century locomotives in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01

location: Maryland

date approved: 7/3/2010

last visited: 12/31/2021

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Railroad Museums Walkersville Southern Railroad Museum- Walkersville MD

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The Walkersville Southern Railroad Museum is dedicated to promoting Maryland’s local railroad heritage. It is located on and around what was once a secondary line of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 10/17/2021

last visited: 10/18/2021

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Railroad Museums Ma & Pa Station (former) - Forest Hill, MD

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A historic former train station in Forest Hill, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 12/15/2021

last visited: never

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Railroad Museums New Oxford Train Station - New Oxford, PA

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President Lincoln passed by the New Oxford Train Station en route to deliver the Gettysburg Address at nearby Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Today, the train station is a museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/18/2021

last visited: 10/26/2021

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Railroad Museums Gettysburg Train Station Museum - Gettysburg, PA

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There are two very specific points of history celebrated here at this R.R. museum: Lincoln's arrival here during his Gettysburg Address and the establishment of a field history during the Battle of Gettysburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/21/2011

last visited: 9/16/2021

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Railroad Museums Herndon Depot Museum - Herndon, Virginia

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Located in the heart of Herndon, a cant miss it landmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: Virginia

date approved: 3/2/2021

last visited: 6/12/2021

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In 2013, the name was changed to Brunswick Heritage Museum from the Brunswick Railroad Museum. The mission of the museum expanded to include the history of Brunswick, a company town of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Maryland

date approved: 1/25/2022

last visited: 1/19/2022

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Railroad Museums Fairfax Station Railroad Museum - Fairfax Station, VA

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It's only open on Sunday but worth the efforts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: Virginia

date approved: 8/5/2010

last visited: 4/30/2019

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Railroad Museums Hagerstown Railroad Museum - Hagerstown, Maryland

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Railroad museum located in City Park in Hagerstown, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maryland

date approved: 4/13/2014

last visited: 3/31/2018

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Railroad Museums Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania - Strasburg, PA

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A collection of historical trains and railroad equipment, documents and artwork.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SrchNResQ

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/29/2009

last visited: 8/15/2002

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