The West Virginia Railroad Museum collects, conserves, restores, and interprets the legacy of the railroad in West Virginia.
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This year’s exhibit is “Keeping Them Turning: Mid-Century Railroading in West Virginia.” This exciting exhibit would not have been possible without the generosity of the Western Maryland Railway Historical Society (WMRHS), who loaned the Museum a number of artifacts for display.
The president and the rest of the board of directors of the WMRHS generously lent to our museum many of their artifacts which have been permanently on display in their facility at Union Bridge, Maryland. We asked them if we could borrow many of their one-of-a-kind pieces for our 2016 exhibit and, without hesitation, their answer was a resounding YES. The WMRHS consigned to us six different book titles which have heretofore only been available at the gift shop in Union Bridge. The books include the two Western Maryland equipment books, the two employee interview books and the Western Maryland caboose books, and will be available at our museum gift shop.
Museum hours: Thursday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Admission $5, museum members and under 12 free.
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.