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Railroad Links Directory: Top : Tourist Railroads and Museums USA : Midwest USA : North Dakota

Tourist Railroads and Museums USA : Midwest USA : North Dakota

Tourist railroads, museums and other railroad related attractions in the state of North Dakota.

There are 5 links in this category

North Dakota - Bonanzaville Pioneer Village
Fargo, ND - The Railroad Museum houses various examples of railroad history including a wood snow wedge plow, a Northern Pacific passenger car and caboose. The highlight of the Railroad Museum is a steam locomotive used by the Northern Pacific Railroad and the Nez Perce and Idaho Railroad from 1883 to 1945. The engine was built by the New York Locomotive Works of Rome, New York in 1883 and given the shop number 39. It was constructed as a 4-4-0 type engine which has four large drive wheels, four smaller pivoting wheels and no trailing wheels behind the drive wheels. This type of engine was later designated the “American Type”.
Info: URL: http://www.bonanzaville.org/collections-exhibits/village/railroad-museum (Added: 23-Feb-2014)
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North Dakota - Buckstop Junction
Bismarck, ND - Step inside our historic buildings and hear the stories of the people who moved here, built our towns and homesteaded the prairies of North Dakota. You will view actual buildings dating from 1875 to 1935 with traceable histories in our area. The buildings were moved to this site by the Missouri Valley Historical Society for preservation. They offer visitors a feel for the atmosphere of the Missouri River Valley during the time. Some of the buildings: Lein School #2 built in 1906 from near Arena, the Yegen Store built in 1877 from Bismarck, the Sterling Depot built in 1885, the Bethel Lutheran Church (1916) from near Coleharbor, the 1930s Capital Aviation hangar and the James Foley home both from Bismarck. Other early buildings include a Post Office, bank, barber shop, mine camp, farm museum, the Gellner Home (Germans from Russia), claim shack, Northern Pacific caboose and the Swedish Engstrom home (currently under restoration). Be sure to reserve some time before or after your tour to browse The Vintage Gift Shoppe at Buckstop Junction for North Dakota collectables, decor or your very own copy of "Old Walls do Tell Tales, the Pioneer Stories of Buckstop Junction."
Info: URL: http://www.buckstopjunction.org/ (Added: 30-Oct-2016)
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North Dakota - North Dakota State Railroad Museum
Mandan,ND - In 1974 a railroad committee was formed within the Morton County Historical Society. During 1986 the Railroad Museum Historical Society was established from the original committee.

In 1985, Kenneth and Darlene Porsborg of Mandan, ND donated four acres of land for a museum in the NW part of Mandan. Also that year Burlington Northern, Inc. donated the yard office from Mandan and with the assistance from the Morton County Historical society the yard office was moved to it's current site.

The North Dakota State Legislature in 1989 designated the museum in Mandan as the North Dakota State Railroad Museum.

The Railroad Museum is located off of Interstate 94 at Exit 152 in Mandan. Go one mile west on Old Red Trail, then turn left on 37th Street and then right on 30th Avenue. Follow the Brown "RR Museum" signs

Info: URL: http://www.ndsrm.org/ (Added: 23-Feb-2014)
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North Dakota - Old Soo Depot Transportation Museum
Minot, ND - The Old Soo Depot Transportation Museum and Western History Research Center is now housed in the handsomely restored 1912 Soo Line Depot.

The museum focuses on the history of transportation in the American West including railroads, automobiles, buses and aviation. Permanent exhibits include BNSF, Amtrak, Great Northern Railway, Milwaukee Road, Northern Pacific Railway, Soo Line/Canadian Pacific, Railway Express Agency and Westland Oil Company. Many historic documents are also on display, including history books, map collections, school yearbooks, periodicals and city and telephone directories. Museum/research center in restored 1912 Soo Line Depot, one of the finest ever built. Museum focuses on transportation history

Info: URL: http://visitminot.org/play/old-soo-depot-transportation-museum/ (Added: 23-Feb-2014)
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North Dakota - Railroad Museum of Minot
Minot, ND - Discover more than 100 years of trains, tools and technology - steam and diesel, trackage, passenger and freight, communications systems, hardware, maintenance and control equipment. Memorabilia, maps, photos, logs and records, uniforms and memorials are all on display. Learn about regional railroading from 1886 - present.
Info: URL: http://visitminot.org/play/railroad-museum-of-minot/ (Added: 23-Feb-2014)
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