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The West Virginia Railroad Museum collects, conserves, restores, and interprets the legacy of the railroad in West Virginia.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The West Virginia Railroad Museum is open for the season! Our grand opening took place on April 18, 2015. You can now visit the museum Thursday – Sunday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm through the end of October.

The museum will be closed May 23rd and 24th for Memorial Day, and July 4th and 5th for Independence Day.

On the morning of April 18th, many local dignitaries came out to show their support during our grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony. Left to right: Delegate Peggy Donaldson Smith, (R), Dist. 46, Lewis County; Delegate William G. “Bill” Hartman, (D), Dist. 43, Randolph County; WVRRM Vice President Julia Elbon; WVRRM President Jim Schoonover; Elkins City Mayor Van T. Broughton; Senator Gregory L. “Greg” Boso, (R), 11th Senatorial District; and Ed Griesel, WVRRM Board of Directors secretary.

On the morning of April 18th, many local dignitaries came out to show their support during our grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony. Left to right: Delegate Peggy Donaldson Smith, (R), Dist. 46, Lewis County; Delegate William G. “Bill” Hartman, (D), Dist. 43, Randolph County; WVRRM Vice President Julia Elbon; WVRRM President Jim Schoonover; Elkins City Mayor Van T. Broughton; Senator Gregory L. “Greg” Boso, (R), 11th Senatorial District; and Ed Griesel, WVRRM Board of Directors secretary. Photo: Wayne Sheets

Visitors study artifacts pertaining to the construction of the Virginian Railway during the grand opening.

Visitors study artifacts pertaining to the construction of the Virginian Railway during the grand opening. Photo: Wayne Sheets

Board president Jim Schoonover, right, enjoys a ride on the Durbin Rocket at the 2015 Annual Membership Meeting.

Board president Jim Schoonover, right, enjoys a ride on the Durbin Rocket at the 2015 Annual Membership Meeting. Photo: Wayne Sheets

OUR MISSION

The purpose of the West Virginia Railroad Museum, Inc. is to be a cultural resource dedicated to educating visitors and the community about West Virginia’s railroad history.

This mission will be accomplished through the collection, preservation and interpretation of significant locomotives, rolling stock, artifacts, photographs and memorabilia directly related to railroads and railroading in West Virginia. In addition to static exhibits, select pieces of equipment in the collection are restored and operated throughout the year to demonstrate steam, gasoline, and diesel technology and provide visitors with a first-hand experience of our railroad history through the sights, sounds, and sensations of a train ride.

The West Virginia Railroad Museum will stimulate economic tourism development by promoting the essence and spirit of West Virginia’s railroad heritage through educational programs including operations, safety and interpretation of historic railroad equipment, structures, engineering and trackage.