Whippany Train Museum

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Located in the Morris County area of New Jersey, the Whippany Train Museum is a railroad museum that has been a New Jersey mainstay for over 50 years. This train museum features dozens of historic railroad cars and other rail artifacts that are sure to delight any train enthusiast. It is also the home of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the railroads in the Morris County region.

The Museum is home to the oldest steam locomotive in America. The Museum also includes a 1907 Southern Railway train. Other historic exhibits include a 1905 Scale House and an operating train model layout. The Museum is an all-volunteer operation that relies on donations to operate and maintain its equipment. The Museum has also received the honor of receiving a Lackawanna Railroad order board, which was donated by the company.

The Museum offers many special events for guests to enjoy. A visit to the Museum can include a caboose ride on a real railroad caboose, a vintage train ride along the Whippanong Trail, track laying demonstrations, and much more. You can even take a ride on the POLAR EXPRESS(tm) Train Ride, which is a 60-minute live production with dancing and scripted scenes. These special rides are a fun way to get a taste of historic train rides, as well as a unique experience for the whole family.

The Museum is also home to the Whippanong Valley Railroad, a 30-foot-long layout that was featured in O Gauge Railroading magazine. This layout is a favorite among families and kids. It has an interactive set, full restroom facilities, and a picnic area.

The Museum is also home to the largest collection of American-built standard-gauge steam locomotives in New Jersey. In addition, the Museum features a 1904 freight house, an 1890s-era watch box, and a 1911 logging wagon. The Whippany Railway Museum is also the host of the Easter Bunny Express, which pulls into the Museum on April 21st for an exciting trip with the bunny.

The Whippany Railway Museum is an all-volunteer organization that has been operating since 1965. It is also home to a number of privately-owned rail equipment, and has hosted restoration projects on other trains and equipment. The Museum has been able to achieve its mission through the support of the public and has made great progress in equipment restoration. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on donations to operate. This helps to fund the Museum’s historic preservation efforts and the restoration of antique train cars.

The Museum is open to the public on Sundays from April through October. Admission is $1 for adults and 50 cents for children. The Museum also has a gift shop, a snack depot, and an interactive model train display. The museum offers cab tours of several historic trains, as well as air raid sirens. It is located at 1 Railroad Plaza in Whippany, NJ. The Museum is open from noon to 4:00 p.m.