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Railroad Links Directory: Top : Tourist Railroads and Museums USA : Northeast USA : Connecticut

Tourist Railroads and Museums USA : Northeast USA : Connecticut

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

There are 9 links in this category

Connecticut - Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
Kent, CT - The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association (CAMA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit museum dedicated to the preservation, restoration and demonstration of antique machinery from our rich industrial and agricultural past. CAMA's central theme revolves around machinery that made America great, Our 8-acre museum campus is located in Kent, CT. CAMA is an all-volunteer organization.

Live steam and operating diesel locomotives. Railroads were the revolution in transportation that was vital to the Industrial Revolution. Before paved roads, railroads were the preferred method of moving raw materials, finished goods and people. CAMA's operating 3 foot gauge railroad pays homage to this important mode of transportation which fueled America's ascendancy to lead the world in industry. Hawaii Railway Co. #5, a 1925 Baldwin steam locomotive, was used in the sugar cane fields of Hawaii to move cane to the processing mill. A variety of other locomotives and rolling stock fill out this exhibit area.

Info: URL: http://www.ctamachinery.com/ (Added: 30-Oct-2016)
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Connecticut - Connecticut Eastern Chapter - NRHS
Willimantic, CT - The Connecticut Eastern Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is dedicated to preserving historical materials of railway transportation. We are a non-profit organization interested in collecting railroad memorabilia, researching the history of local railroads, establishing a railroad museum, preserving railroad artifacts, railroad modeling, and educating the public about railroads and railroad safety.
Info: URL: http://www.cteastrrmuseum.org/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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Connecticut - Connecticut Trolley Museum
East Windsor, CT - The Connecticut Electric Railway Association, Inc. is the owner and operator of The Connecticut Trolley Museum. Founded in October 1940, it is the nation's oldest incorporated organization dedicated to the preservation of streetcars and the Trolley Era.

A three mile round trip streetcar ride with an educational narrative is provided to the museum's visitors during their visit. Dedicated volunteers provide labor for operations, maintenance, and management. The Association owns over 80 pieces of rolling stock of which approximately half are housed within five storage barns.

Info: URL: http://www.ceraonline.org/ (Added: 10-Nov-1998)
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Connecticut - Danbury Railway Museum
Danbury, CT - Danbury Railway Museum. The Danbury Railway Museum is a non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers. The Museum, located in the historic station and rail yard in downtown Danbury, Connecticut, offers railroad history, rail excursion trips, a collection of original and restored rolling stock, and opportunities for hands-on railroad work at "12 inches to the foot" scale.
Info: URL: http://www.danbury.org/drm/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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Connecticut - Peters Railroad Museum
Wallingford, CT - The Peters Railroad Museum is Biggest little Railroad Museum in Connecticut. Starting in 1957, the collection has grown from a small HO model railroad to include a two-thousand book library, and children's toy room filled with vintage toys to modern day collectibles all on first floor. Along with sixty drawers of files contain photos, blueprints, and railroad magazines in the Basement level . The large model Railroad is also in the basement level. The HO layout is based on Denver and Rio Grand Railroad and the small coal town of Oak Creek, Colorado.The Museum is open to all ages, however if you are interested in railroads this is the place to visit !

The museum is open to the public by Appointment ONLY! Saturdays and Sundays only.

Info: URL: http://petersrailroadmuseum.webs.com/ (Added: 1-Nov-2016)
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Connecticut - Railroad Museum of New England (RMNE)
Thomaston, CT - The Railroad Museum of New England and the Naugatuck Railroad offer an entertaining, scenic train ride along the Naugatuck River from the historic Thomaston, Connecticut, train station.
Info: URL: http://www.rmne.org/ (Added: 05-Dec-1998)
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Connecticut - SONO Switch Tower Museum
South Norwalk, CT - The SONO Switch Tower Museum is located in the fully restored 1896-built Switch Tower in South Norwalk, CT.

Railroads used "towers" to house the mechanism of switching trains from one track to another. These towers were staffed by operators who would actually operate the switch tracks by throwing levers in the tower.

Learn about this unique job and all about railroads at the SONO Switch Tower Museum.

Operated by the Western Connecticut Chapter, National Railway Historical Society

Info: URL: http://www.westctnrhs.org/tower.htm (Added: 1-Nov-2016)
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Connecticut - The Shore Line Trolley Museum
East Haven, CT - Shore Line Trolley Museum is the oldest operating trolley museum in the United States. The museum was incorporated in 1945 as the Branford Electric Railway Association, a non-profit historical and educational institution. Founded to preserve the unique heritage of an endangered species -- the trolley car -- it now boasts a collection of nearly 100 vintage vehicles as well as artifacts and documents from the trolley era. It continues to operate predominantly through the dedication and support of its over 900 member/volunteers.
Info: URL: http://shorelinetrolley.org/ (Added: 10-Nov-1998)
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Connecticut - Valley Railroad
Essex, CT - Welcome to the Essex Steam Train, a nostalgic and exciting tourist destination operating live steam trains in the Connecticut River Valley since 1971. All Aboard!
Info: URL: http://essexsteamtrain.com/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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