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OC&T Railroad
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bpratt
N 41° 37.443 W 079° 40.625
17T E 610204 N 4608881
Quick Description: History inside and out free for the viewing
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/27/2011 10:52:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMCP7F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MikeGolfJ3
Views: 7

Long Description:
The home of the OC&T railroad just so happens to double as a great little museum with pictures and relics from the oil industry, railroad and even the city of Titusville and a bit of the surrounding area as well. There is no charge to visit the museum area of the station. Your museum experience will actually start as you pull into the large parking lot and see the 20 plus cabooses that make up the hotel right next door. There is also a permanent display outside containing a locomotive engine a tank car and a box car. The east end of the building is where you will find the snack shop. There is even a working cargo scale so gather your friends if you dare and see how much you all way at the same time.

Along with the train items you will also find items from the oil industry including lamps, medicine bottles, cash registers, many pictures and even a wagon that was used by the Otto Torpedo company to transport nitro to the many wells in the area.

Among the pictures on the wall you will find many of the important local bildings and one of "Ida Tarbell" famed Historian and Biographer. Her works included several books on Abraham Lincoln and a two volume book on the "Standard Oil Company" the company that sent Col. Drake to the area to search for and find a more efficient way to produce oil.

You will also find "many" more waymarks right here on property so be sure to bring an empty card for you camera.
Theme:
Oil, Train, Town


Street Address:
407 South Perry Street Titusville, PA 16354


Food Court: yes

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 10am till 5pm.


Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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