A Railroad Ghost Story

During this Halloween season, Daniel Sohn shares a railroad ghost story from the October issue of Milepost, the Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania's membership magazine. A Railroad Ghost Story ...

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Our Commitment To Inclusion

As a part of the Bureau of Historic Sites & Museums’ “21st Century Museums” initiative, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania has been working with its fellow historic sites and museums to broaden the scope and the relevance of our interpretation and to make all visitors...

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Planes, Trains & All Things Mechanical: Volunteer Of The Year 2020

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce George Swartz as volunteer of the year for 2020.  George was recently selected by the Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s board of directors from among the Museum’s corps of more than 150 active volunteers...

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The Army-Navy Game and the Pennsylvania Railroad

The fall collegiate football bouts between the United States Army’s cadets of West Point versus the United States Navy’s midshipmen of the Naval Academy date back to 1890.  Another tradition which went hand in hand with this one for decades started in 1936. That year,...

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Model Railroading Days

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania hosts the family friendly event, Model Railroading Days, on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, 2019. Watch operating model trains in action and static displays from 11 groups including the Baltimore Area American Flyer Club, Lebanon Valley Rail, Lower Susquehanna...

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Smartphone App For Limited Vision Tested

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is currently one of several test sites within the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) for AIRA, the new smartphone app that visitors with limited vision can download and use at the Museum. What precisely is AIRA?  AIRA is a phone...

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Historic Solari Board On Exhibit

Since it departed the William H. Gray III 30th Street Station in Philadelphia earlier this year, there’s been a lot of flap about Amtrak’s split-flip arrivals and departures board. Now, the historic Solari board, named for its Italian manufacturer, is on exhibit at the Railroad...

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GG1 Memorabilia Pops Up

As the Pennsylvania Railroad embarked on its ambitious electrification project in the 1930s, it continued to develop and test new locomotive designs. The goal was to produce a new electric locomotive capable of pulling heavy passenger trains at speeds of up to 100 mph. The...

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V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N

This month’s pop-up display, in Rolling Stock, Hall, of interesting Museum collections centers around vacation destinations and the railroad souvenirs passengers would bring home with them. One traveling essential: a men's toilet kit. Souvenirs from the Switchback Railroad in Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe), Pennsylvania include...

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