Live Steam


Railroad Museums

Here are some links to Railroad Museums where you can see vintage trains like the ones in these pages.


The Roundhouse - The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Center in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a community center jointly operated by the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Society and the Vancouver Park Board. The center is a converted CP Rail Roundhouse and beside it is a glass pavilion housing CPR Engine 374 which pulled the first train into Vancouver in 1886.

Revelstoke Railway Museum - the Revelstoke Railway Museum is one of Canada's premier railway museums with displays including both engines and rolling stock.  Check out their extensive photo archive of over 600 pictures. You can also take an online tour of the museum which includes a number of 360 images. (Click on The Museum for the online tour.)

The Last Spike - located 27.8 miles west of Revelstoke, B.C. at Craigellachie, this is the site where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. The site is operated by the Revelstoke Heritage Railway Society which operates the Revelstoke Railway Museum.

3 Valley Gap Railway Roundhouse - Located about 19 miles west of Revelstoke, B.C. this musuem contains many railroad artifacts including a 0-4-0 steam locomotive circa 1922 and a velocipede from around 1910. A velocipede is a track car powered by foot like a bicycle.

United States

Arizona Railway Museum - located in Chandler, Arizona, this museum includes engines and rolling stock. There is an extensive photo collection online.

Brodhead Historical Society Depot Museum - the museum is located in a former depot of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad in Brodhead, Wisconsin. Various artifacts are on display and on a track behind the museum sits a diesel engine circa 1950 and a caboose. Admission is free.

Central Florida Railroad Museum - located in Winter Garden, Florida, this museum is located in a restored railroad depot. On display, according to their website, are "historic photographs, lanterns, telephones, telegraphs, stoves, tools, furniture, timetables, tin ware, marker lanterns, ticket punches, lamps, uniforms, locomotive bells and whistles, a 1938 Fairmont motorcar, a velocipede hand car and a very large collection of dining car china and silver service.   Outside we have former Clinchfield caboose #1073 and a three head interlocking signal from the former ACL SAL junction in Plant City."

Colis P. Huntington Railroad Museum - this outdoor museum features a number of pieces of rolling stock, a tank switcher engine slated for restoration and a couple of steam locomotives including an impressive Baldwin H-6 Mallet. The museum, located in Huntington, West Virginia, is open Sundays. Admission is free. The historical society offers rail excursions in October.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad -more than just a museum, the Cumbres & Toltec is an actual operating railroad. It is the longest narrow gauge railroad in North America and a designated National Historic Site. There are four historic sites along the right-of-way at Chama, New Mexico; Sublette, New Mexico; Cumbres, Colorado and Osier, Colorado. They feature restored historical buildings and other artifacts. But the highlight of this railroad are the steam excursions that run from Memorial Day through mid-October.

Eastern Shore Railway Museum -located in Parksley, Virginia in a 1906 pasenger railway station, the museum contains many railroad artifacts as well as a collection of handcars.

California Trolley and Railroad Corporation - based in San Jose, California, this non-profit corporation is currently developing the San Jose Steam Railroad Museum. It has also restored a number of trolley cars and is currently restoring a Southern Pacific steam locomotive.

Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum -located in North Judson, Indiana, the museum includes a number of steam engines and a large variety of rolling stock. Rail excursions are also offered.

Las Cruces Railroad Museum -located in the historic Santa Fe Depot in Las Cruces, New Mexico, this museum features numerous railroad artifacts as well as an old wooden caboose and several model railroad displays.

Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum -located in the historic Brownwood Santa Fe Depot in Brownwood, Texas, this museum includes various artifacts as well as some rolling stock and a steam locomotive.

Mid-Continent Railway Museum - according to their website, "the full equipment roster currently consists of 13 steam locomotives, 38 passenger cars, 31 freight cars, 21 cabooses, and 15 pieces of service equipment." The museum also offers rail excursions. Located in North Freedom, Wisconsin.

Railway Museum of San Angelo - located in an historic rail depot built by the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railroad in 1909, the museum houses numerous artifacts, a photo gallery and several model railroads in various gauges. Outside are two diesel engines, a caboose and a boxcar. The museum is in San Angelo, Texas.









Vintage Railroads is copyright by Break Out Publishing. All rights reserved.