There are plenty of activities and attractions inside the museum gate: self-guided and guided tours of rolling stock and grounds, short train tours of the grounds by steam or diesel depending on season, model railroading exhibit, and a bookstore. Site presents an excellent balance of social history and industrial history/archaeology interpreted through several wayside exhibits and scores of artifact exhibits throughout the property. What the site may lack in rolling stock is offset by the stabilization and restoration of many buildings in the shop complex and terminal facility. If you want a special treat be sure to request a "cab ride" on the No. 30 steam locomotive - coal smoke, cinders, steam, heat, loud whistle, and excellent interpretation by the engineer and fireman. Also remember to take a short ride on the hand car. Had as much fun as the kids.
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