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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?
  • Admission fee?
  • Street Address
  • Gift shop?
  • Café/restaurant?
  • Theater?
  • Other features?
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Image for Pioneer Art Settlement Pierson Depot Railroad Musuem- Barberville, FLview gallery

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Railroad Museums Pioneer Art Settlement Pierson Depot Railroad Musuem- Barberville, FL

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This settlement, compromised predominantly by relocated historic structures, has on display the Pierson Depot and Caboose. The depot contains a model railroad featuring structures from the Setlement and an array of railroading memorabelia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 1/22/2010

last visited: 10/26/2017

Image for Central Florida Railroad Museum - Winter Garden, Florida, USA.view gallery

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Railroad Museums Central Florida Railroad Museum - Winter Garden, Florida, USA.

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An extensive collection of railroad memorabilia, housed at the Central Florida Railroad Museum in the old Tavares and Gulf railroad depot in the historic section of Winter Garden, Florida, USA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 11/22/2012

last visited: 2/28/2018

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