Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Ronks

4.8
#1 of 28 in Museums in Lancaster County
Must see · History Museum · Specialty Museum
Get an up-close look at more than 100 locomotives and train cars at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Preserving the memory of the great American railroads, the museum offers freight-train rides where you get to be the conductor. Watch a train restoration on a closed-circuit screen. Special exhibits and events take place throughout the year, so check the calendar online. Though the museum is in a rural area, it is easy to reach with a short taxi ride from the Lancaster train station or by Interstate 95. To visit Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania on your holiday in Ronks, and find out what else Ronks has to offer, use our Ronks.
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  • I didn't even know about this place until visiting the Strasburg railroad. It's a fantastic museum with dozens of life size (presumably real) trains of all types and all eras. Some are inside and...  more »
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE! My son is a big rail fan and this was a great exhibit of locomotives. Wonderful building, air conditioned, fun hands on exhibits, the nicest staff and knowledgeable. Every...  more »
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  • The museum has incredible train cars, engines, and memorabilia. The exhibits show life around the railroad, including stores, how trains worked, models for kids to play with, and unusual railroad cars that can often be climbed on, as volunteers are there for visitors to talk to about the cars. For railroad fans, the museum has all three geared engines, historical diesel-electric engines, and an engine that you can go underneath so you can see how the breaks and boiler works. It's a must see...and easy to visit the neighboring railroad for a train ride. Definitely go, learn, and enjoy!
  • Third time to visit. The collection of equipment is well housed and much time, effort, and money has been expended to preserve it. There are exhibits for all age groups. Several docents are around to explain different aspects of the railroad rolling stock and the sub systems that supported operations. Make sure to go out in the yard if it is open. There are several interesting engines and cars out there and a round table. The yard is easy to miss if you do not know about it ahead of your visit.

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