Steam Train Museums

If you want to see an old steam locomotive, then you should check out the steam train museum in Pittsburgh. It houses a huge steam locomotive called the Mallet #227. It is possible to climb inside the cab of the engine and sit in the engineer’s seat. There are many other steam locomotives in the museum, too. But what’s unique about this one is that you can even sit inside the cab of a Mallet!

Allegheny locomotive

The “Allegheny” class is an articulated locomotive with two sets of six driving wheels and six trailing wheels. Lima Locomotive Works built this class of locomotive in the late 1930s. The museum is home to this unique steam train, and visitors will be able to view the authentic locomotives in a variety of conditions. A guided tour will provide the details about the locomotive and its history.


Steam train museum 311 was once an old, but now restored, locomotive. Owned by the Clinchfield Railroad, it was a 4-8-2 Mountain type locomotive, painted black and silver. The steam locomotive had a troubled history. After nearly scrapping, it was sold to a railroad in Colorado. But the story of the 311 doesn’t end there. Its fate became even worse once she was in Elkhorn. The railroad eventually called her a “jinxed” locomotive after it struck and injured at least 20 men.


The Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway preserved a British Rail Class 502 locomotive for its visitors. This steam locomotive was designed to operate on ore trains. It weighed 346,600 pounds and had drivers that measured 59 inches. The locomotive was upgraded during the 1920s to improve its performance, and a brakeman’s “dog house” was built in its tender. After the war, this steam locomotive served on the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway, hauling ore trains from the Missabe Range to Lake Superior.

Lumberjack steam train

Visit the Lumberjack Steam Train Museum, located in Laona, Wisconsin. This historic steam locomotive departs from the restored 1880’s Soo Line Depot and runs on the tracks of the old Laona and Northern Railway. Inside, you’ll find a railway clock, a roll-top desk, and barrel stove. If you’re visiting in the winter, you can warm yourself by sitting inside one of the train’s observation cars.

502 at Hesston Steam Museum

If you’re looking for an outdoor museum, the Hesston Steam Museum is a great option. Operated by the Laporte County Historical Steam Society, the museum encompasses 155 acres of property. You can tour four different gauge railroads and see countless pieces of vintage farm equipment. The museum has a range of hands-on activities to engage your entire family. You’ll also enjoy the museum’s train-themed gift shop.

Inland Northwest Rail Museum

If you are looking for a fun, family day out in Seattle, the Inland Northwest Rail Museum is an excellent choice. The museum features a unique collection of rail cars and locomotives, and you can even take a train ride! The museum has two floors of exhibits, and you can explore the second level in the elevator. The elevator will make it easier to reach moving displays and exhibits on the second floor.