The Lost Railway Museum in Grass Lake, Michigan, opened on July 1, 2017. The restored building is a unique way to see the rich history of the railway industry in the area. It features more than 100 historic locomotives and displays about the region’s railway history. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Children can enjoy the interactive train layouts and a children’s room with activities themed around trains.
The museum is organized into several departments, most of which are led by volunteer curators. The main departments are Equipment, Buildings & Grounds, Track & Signal, Exhibits, and the Operating Department, which runs actual trains and tracks. The General Managers of these departments oversee the activities of the department curators and report directly to the museum’s Board of Directors, which is composed of working volunteers. The General Manager of the Railway Museum manages the museum’s staff and oversees the work of the department curators.
The staff of the museum is responsible for managing the entire museum. Most departments are run by volunteers, but some require a professional photographer. In order to take photographs and video at the museum, you must contact the museum in advance. The museum also offers educational programs and is open to visitors of all ages. There are many ways to experience a railway museum. In addition to the permanent collection of locomotives, you can visit the Signalling School.
You can tour a real train station at the Thomaston Railroad Museum in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. There is a daily schedule and hourly excursions. The Museum is open year-round and during the summer months, it is open for public viewing. The exhibits are available on a seasonal or year-round basis. You can also attend special events and temporary exhibitions at the Museum. The Western Railway is the only one in the area that is open every day of the year.
The museum is divided into several departments. Almost all departments are led by volunteers, including the equipment departments of Electric, Diesel, and Steam cars. There are also facilities such as buildings and grounds, track & signal, and exhibits. The Operating Department is responsible for the actual train operations at the museum. The Museum’s General Manager is responsible for guiding the work of the department curators and reports directly to the board of directors. The Museum is run by volunteers and does not require advance booking.
There are many ways to enjoy the railway museum. Its “O” gauge model railroad is the centerpiece of the main exhibit area. The museum’s collection includes restored vintage cabooses from historic rail lines in New Jersey and metropolitan areas. You can also take a 45-minute ride on the train, which is powered by a replica steam engine. The ride itself is free and open to the public, but please note that the museum is a working museum.