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Tourist Railroads & Museums - Mid-Atlantic Region

This page provides a directory of tourist railroads, scenic train rides, steam trains, and railroad museums in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

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Tourist Trains Guidebook - Guide to 470 tourist railroads, train rides, and railroad museums

Adirondack Scenic Railroad - Three distinct diesel-powered excursions in New York including Utica-Thendara (50 miles), local trains from Thendara (20 miles), and Lake Placid to Saranac Lake (20 miles)

ALCO - Brooks Railroad Display - Brooks-built 0-6-0 steam locomotive, originally built in 1916 for the Boston and Maine Railroad; Dunkirk, New York

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site - Inclined plane railroad that operated between 1834-1854, the first railroad over the Allegheny Mountains; Cresson, Pennsylvania

Applewood Express - Allen Herschell S-24 Iron Horse pulls coaches 3/4 mile on a farm; Whiteford, Maryland

Arcade & Attica Railroad - 7.5-mile diesel and steam-powered excursions; Arcade, New York

Arcade & Attica Railroad Photos - Photos of steam train excursions in scenic Western New York fall color

B&O Railroad Museum - Extensive collection of locomotives and rolling stock, plus seasonal diesel-powered train rides; Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Streetcar Museum - Streetcar collection on display plus 1.25-mile rides; Baltimore, Maryland

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Bellefonte Historical Railroad - RDC and diesel-powered excursions over the Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

Belvidere & Delaware Railway Photos - Photos of steam excursions along the Delaware River between Phillipsburg and Carpentersville, New Jersey, operated by the NYS&W Technical & Historical Society

Black River & Western Railroad - Steam and diesel-powered excursions between Flemington and Ringoes, New Jersey

Black River & Western Railroad Photos - Scenic photos of steam-powered excursion trains on the BR&W between Ringoes, Flemington, and Three Bridges, New Jersey

Bowie Railroad Museum - Restored freight station, switch tower, waiting shed, and caboose; Bowie, Maryland

Brunswick Railroad Museum - Exhibits about the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad plus a 2000 sq. ft. HO scale layout of the B&O; Brunswick, Maryland

Cape May Seashore Lines - Operates a 30 mile round trip between Richland and Tuckahoe, and a 22 mile round trip between Cape May Court House, Cold Spring Village and Cape May City; New Jersey

Catawissa Railroad Company - Restores and rents cabooses in Catawissa, Pennsylvania

Catskill Mountain Railroad - 6-mile diesel-powered round trip along the Catskills' scenic Esopus Creek in the heart of the Catskill Mountains; Mount Pleasant to Phoenicia, New York

Central Square Museum - Restored depot for the New York, Ontario & Western and New York Central railroads contains indoor and outdoor exhibits; Central Square, New York

Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum - Collects, preserves, and exhibits objects and information relating to the Chesapeake Beach Railway and local history; Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad - 16-mile round-trip diesel excursions between Milford and Cooperstown, New York

Day Out With Thomas - Full-size replicas of Thomas the Tank Engine operate on tourist railroads throughout the US and Canada

Delaware & Ulster Railroad - Diesel excursions in the Catskill Mountains to Halcottsville (1 hour round trip) and Roxbury (1 hour 45 minute round trip) from Arkville, New York

Delaware River Railroad Excursions (NYS&W T&HS site) - One hour steam and Brill motor car excursions on the Bel-Del between Phillipsburg and Carpentersville, New Jersey on the tracks of the Belvidere & Delaware River Railway

East Broad Top Railroad - 10-mile steam excursions on the oldest operating narrow gauge railroad in the US; Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania

East Broad Top Railroad - Unofficial site by Chris Coleman features extensive history, visitor information, chronology of past events, multimedia archive, and more; Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania

East Broad Top Railroad Photos - Photos of a narrow gauge coal (now tourist) railroad in Pennsylvania, including the annual Fall Spectacular celebration

Eastern Shore Railway Museum - 1906 passenger station and a variety of artifacts; Parksley, Virginia

Electric City Trolley Museum Association - One-hour trolley excursions include a ride through the 4747 foot Crown Avenue Tunnel; Scranton, Pennsylvania

Ellicott City Station - Oldest railroad station in America, built in 1831 on the B&O Railroad, houses an HO gauge model railroad; Ellicott City, Maryland

Empire State Railway Museum - History of Catskill Mountain railroads and the people and towns they served, including Ulster & Delaware, Catskill Mountain Railroad, New York Central, New York Ontario & Western, and Delaware & Northern; Phoenicia, New York

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum - Operates the rebuilt Fairfax Station railroad depot as a museum; Fairfax Station, Virginia

Finger Lakes Railway - Diesel-powered passenger excursions and dinner trains; Geneva, New York

Franklin Institute Train Factory - Displays Baldwin steam locomotive 60000; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Friends of the East Broad Top Museum - Historic papers and artifacts relating to the East Broad Top Railroad and surrounding industries and culture; Robertsdale, Pennsylvania

Gaithersburg Community Museum - Exhibits a steam locomotive, rolling stock, and HO scale layout; Gaithersburg, Maryland

Gallitzin Tunnels Park & Museum - Museum and bridge allow viewing of freight trains entering and exiting tunnels through the Allegheny Mountains in Gallitzin, Pennsylvania

Greenville Railroad Park & Museum - Displays the largest switch ever built, plus antique railcars and cabooses and a reconstructed dispatcher's office; Greenville, Pennsylvania

Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum - Preserves equipment and artifacts from the Western Maryland Railway; Hagerstown, Maryland

Harris Tower - Restored interlocking tower open to the public on select days in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Hornell Erie Depot Museum - Erie Railroad memorabilia in a former Erie depot in Hornell, New York

Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark - Visitor center, funicular, and viewing platform at the world famous Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania

Hyde Park Station - Restored 1914 New York Central depot houses railroad memorabilia and model trains; Hyde Park, New York

Johnstown Inclined Plane - 897 foot long incline links Westmont and Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Kiski Junction Railroad - Shortline freight railroad also offers passenger excursions from Schenley, Pennsylvania

Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum - O and HO gauge train layouts; Wheeling, West Virginia

Lake Shore Railway Historical Society, NRHS - Operates a museum in a restored 1899 New York Central passenger station; North East, Pennsylvania

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway - 16-mile diesel-powered train excursions operate weekends into the Lehigh Gorge from Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Marion Station Railroad Museum & Gift Shoppe - Restored Pennsylvania Railroad station in Marion, Maryland

Martinsburg Roundhouse Center - Three B&O Railroad shop buildings including an 1866 cast iron frame roundhouse; Martinsburg, West Virginia

Martisco Station Museum - Restored former New York Central station with exhibits; Marcellus, New York

Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society - Preserves the heritage of the historic Ma & Pa Railroad with train rides in Muddy Creek Forks, Pennsylvania

Maywood Station Museum - Restored station operated by the New York, Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society in Maywood, New Jersey

Medina Railroad Museum - Over 6000 railroad artifacts, memorabilia, models, and toys on display in a former New York Central freight depot; also operates 34-mile round-trip excursions; Medina, New York

Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad - 11-mile steam and diesel excursions along the Swatara Creek from Middletown, Pennsylvania, plus freight service in the Harrisburg-Hershey area

National Capital Trolley Museum - Collection of 17 streetcars from Washington DC and other cities operated on a one-mile demonstration railway; Silver Spring, Maryland

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad - Daily 9-mile steam and diesel excursions through Bucks County, plus 35-mile round-trip fall excursions over the entire route to Warminster; New Hope, Pennsylvania

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad Gallery - Photos from the scenic steam railroad in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

New Jersey Museum of Transportation - Operates the Pine Creek Railroad with vintage diesels, and preserves several steam locomotives; Allaire State Park, New Jersey

New York City Transit Museum - Exhibitions of metropolitan area transit artifacts, archives of historic documents, maps and photographs, tours of significant transit sites, trips on the Nostalgia Train, and a program of entertaining and educational events for children; Brooklyn, New York

New York Museum of Transportation - Historic vehicles, photographs, track car rides, model railroad displays, research library, and gift shop; West Henrietta, New York

Newark Valley Depot & Museum - Historical exhibits and HO scale model railroad; Newark Valley, New York

North Creek Depot Museum - Exhibits on the history and heritage of the central Adirondack Mountains, housed in a former Delaware & Hudson Railroad depot in North Creek, New York

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad - 2.5-hour diesel-powered excursions through Pennsylvania Oil Country between Titusville and Rynd Farm Station, north of Oil City, Pennsylvania

Oswego Railroad Museum - DL&W, NYO&W, and NYC artifacts and railroadiana plus operating HO scale layout representing Oswego County in the 1950s; Oswego, New York

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum - 4-mile trolley rides plus 30 trolleys on display; Washington, Pennsylvania

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train - Steam train ride and mine tour in Ashland, Pennsylvania

Portage Station Museum - Restored Pennsylvania Railroad depot built in 1926; Portage, Pennsylvania

Rail City Museum - Extensive collection of steam-era photos, displays of railroad timetables, brochures, posters, artifacts, and memorabilia, open by appointment only; Sandy Creek, New York

Railroad Museum of Long Island - Dedicated to the preservation of railroad history on Long Island; Greenport and Riverhead, New York

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania - Displays more than 100 locomotives and railcars from 1825 to present, including the Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Collection; Strasburg, Pennsylvania

Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier - Restored Erie Railroad depot with a unique collection of artifacts; Tonawanda, New York

Railroaders Memorial Museum - Interpretive museum in Altoona and visitors center at Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark; Pennsylvania

Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum - Rosters over 40 pieces of railroad rolling stock and offers rides aboard diesel locomotives, trolleys, and track cars; Rochester, New York

Rockhill Trolley Museum - Collection of over two dozen trolleys, many of which operate on the 3-mile Shade Gap branch of the East Broad Top Railroad; Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania

Roscoe O&W Railway Museum - Established under the charter of the Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society, housing O&W equipment, artifacts, and memorabilia; Roscoe, New York

Salamanca Rail Museum - Fully restored passenger depot constructed in 1912, with artifacts and photos; Salamanca, New York

Saratoga & North Creek Railway - Diesel-powered train excursions on the former Adirondack Branch of the D&H Railroad between North Creek and Saratoga Springs, New York

Schoharie Valley Railroads Museum - Preserved buildings include the depot, freight/ engine house , coal scale house, creamery, and mill building; Schoharie, New York

Smithsonian National Museum of American History - Railroad collection includes the John Bull steam locomotives, Southern Railway 4-6-2 #1401 steam locomotive, and Capital Traction Co. streetcar #303; Washington, DC

Southeast Museum - Exhibits on the history of the town of Southeast New York, including the Harlem Line Railroad; Brewster, New York

SteamPhotos.com by Christopher Muller - Thousands of photos of North American tourist railroads in a variety of scenic settings, plus prints, gifts, and calendars for sale

Steamtown National Historic Site - Exhibits, operating locomotives, restoration projects, and mainline excursions depict the history of steam railroading between 1850 and 1950; Scranton, Pennsylvania

Steamtown Photo Galleries - Photos of Canadian National #3254 and Canadian Pacific #2317 with excursions between Scranton, Moscow, Tobyhanna, East Stroudsburg, Delaware Water Gap, and Nicholson, Pennsylvania

Stourbridge Line Rail Excursions - 25-mile diesel excursions from Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Strasburg Rail Road - 45-minute steam excursions operate year-round through Amish farmland, featuring five operating steam locomotives; Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Strasburg Rail Road Photos - Photos of steam engines 31 (7312), 89, 90, and 475, plus Thomas the Tank Engine, operating in Strasburg, Pennsylvania

The Little Engine That Could Rail Tour - Full-size replica of The Little Engine That Could operates on tourist railroads throughout the US

Tioga Central Railroad - Operates 24-mile diesel-powered excursions; Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

Tri-Cities Historical Museum - Museum in the former Grand Trunk Railroad Depot in Grand Haven, Michigan, plus the Pere Marquette 1223 steam locomotive on display

Trolley Museum of New York - Collection of trolley and rapid transit cars plus 2.5-mile excursion rides; Kingston, New York

Volunteer Railroaders Association Inc. - Operates children's train rides and motor car excursion trips as fundraisers for the New Jersey Transportation Museum and other railroad historical preservation causes; Hawthorne, New Jersey

Walkersville Southern Railroad - 8-mile diesel-powered excursions from Walkersville, Maryland

Wanamaker Kempton & Southern Railroad - 40-minute standard gauge steam and diesel excursions on the Hawk Mountain Line; Kempton, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Kempton & Southern Railroad Photos - Photos of steam-powered passenger and freight trains on the Hawk Mountain Line between Kempton and Wanamaker, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad - Unofficial site with extensive roster, station and structure details, history, and photo gallery

Wantagh Museum - Local history exhibits housed in a restored 1885 depot and 1912 Long Island Rail Road parlor car; Wantagh, Long Island, New York

Warren County Wine Train - Steam excursions over the Belvidere & Delaware Railway (Bel-Del) every weekend from Phillipsburg New Jersey to the Alba Vineyard and Winery

West Chester Railroad - 16-mile diesel excursions between West Chester and Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

Western Maryland Railway Historical Society - Preserves the history of the WM, including a collection of artifacts, memorabilia, photos, and N scale layout in a former depot in Union Bridge, Maryland

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad - 3.5-hour, 32-mile steam and diesel-powered excursions between Cumberland and Frostburg, Maryland

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Photos - Photos of steam trains on the WMSR between Cumberland and Frostburg, Maryland

Whippany Railway Museum - Preservation of New Jersey's railroad heritage with a museum and 10-mile diesel-powered excursions; Whippany, New Jersey

Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association - Steam train rides and an engineer experience program that allows one to operate Pennsylvania Railroad B4a 0-6-0 #643; Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Wilmington & Western Railroad - Steam and diesel excursions on a 10-mile route between Wilmington and Hockessin, Delaware

Wilmington & Western Railroad Photos - Photos of steam excursions with engines 58 and 98 (including doubleheader steam and snow) around Wilmington, Delaware

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