The Whippany Museum is a railroad tour and railroad museum located in the Whippany part of Hanover Township in Morris County, New Jersey. This train tour station is close to New Jersey Perimeter Airport, and it offers travelers a chance to see some of the most beautiful sites in New Jersey including its state parks, large townships, the Monmouth Beach State Park, and many more. In addition, this train station is very close to the cities of Linden and Hanover. It is well worth the trip, especially if you live near this area. Some good things about the train museum include:
– Railroad memorabilia. One of the best things about the whippany museum is its railroad memorabilia. The whippany museum has an amazing collection of railroads from the US, New England, Canadian, and Atlantic Coast Railroad. You will definitely be mesmerized by the collection of locomotives, rolling stock cars, sleeping freight cars, etc. People who have an interest in railroading will surely be captivated by the collections at this New Jersey train museum. Moreover, it has a model railroad layout with stations, which you can travel around.
– Railroad museum. The whippany museum also features a railroad museum that allows travelers to listen to train whistles and bells. You will also be able to see steam engines and other railroad equipment during the excursions. During the holidays, there are Santa Claus attractions in the garden area where children can have fun while learning about the history of the railroad. For tourists who visit the Hanover township during Christmas, the Christmas light display in the village square is a great attraction.
– Last Train Ride. There is also a train ride that takes travelers back in time through the tunnels. The journey covers a five mile stretch along the original WPA railroad that connected Wilkes-Barre with New York City. Travelers will be able to see the last train that left Wilkes-Barre for New York City at the Ferry House. The last train ride is a one hour tour of the tunnel train. This special excursion is included in the entrance fees at the Whippany Historical Park.
– Train Set. The Whippany railroad museum also features a replica of the famous peanut silo where Hulse Brown brought his news letters home in 1855. The train set is made out of solid wood and it can be rotated so that the different locomotives can be viewed. Each locomotive has a photo on its side so that visitors can see what they looked like at different times during the months of December and January.
– Walking Tour of the Depot. The Whippany railway museum also includes a walking tour of the original depot that made the journey from New York City to Wilkes-Barre. The Whippany depot was built to service the Great Northern Railroad and it is one of the final stations of the original line of the Northeast railroad. Tourists can view the depot, the engine room, and the brake station by taking a walking tour of the depot.