I'm not familiar with many train museums, but having had little boys growing up in the Baltimore suburbs, I know this one! Beyond the youngsters' "Just like Thomas" excitement, deeper and more adult conversations can take place when admiring the handsomely restored residents of the Round House.
This very spot was the gateway to the West for the early railroad barons, moving dry goods from the Locust Point factories (Domino Sugar, B&O grain, etc.) You can still catch a short ride on the first commercial railroad track ever laid.
In addition to commerce, this railroad line played an important role in the Civil War 150 years ago. "The War Came by Train" is a special exhibit through 2015 commemorating Baltimore's role in the war between the States, and it's very interesting. Stonewall Jackson damaged local railroad tracks and battled the North for control of these lines, burning whatever cars he could not take South. It makes one realize how jaded we have become to the logistics it takes to move troops around, and establish their supply lines. Interesting stuff here.
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