Amtrak 50th Anniversary Self-Guided Museum Tour

In honor of Amtrak’s 50th anniversary this year, all of the Museum’s former Amtrak equipment pieces are currently decorated with ribbons and numbered signs.  When you see one of the numbered signs, you can follow a written guide to learn some fun facts and information...

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We Are A Blue Star Museum

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program which provides free admission to currently-serving U. S. military personnel and their families this summer.  The 2021 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15, 2021...

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Charter Day 2021

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania marked Charter Day in 2021, the 340th birthday of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with this series of five short videos.  Each video, filmed and produced by Museum staff, highlights some of the interesting artifacts, exhibits, historic locomotives and rolling stock...

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Railroad Dining Exhibit

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania collections manager Dodie Robbins shares the highlights from a 2014 exhibit on railroad dining.   Watch the video. At the dawn of the railroad age, railroads were only concerned with basic transportation. Little consideration was given to hungry passengers. They would have to...

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Al Aboard Annual Fund Drive: Thank You!

Our mission, and our passion, is to save the historic trains and educate the public about the important heritage of railroading.  We have endeavored to do so since our inception in 1983, even during the many challenges facing us today.  If you have already contributed...

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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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