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  •  If you go to Strasburg, Pa... (8+ / 0-)

    The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania has a huge collection in a big train shed and more outdoors.

    Literally across the street is the Strasburg Rail Road, which runs live steam excursions all the time.

    Down the road around the corner is the Red Caboose Motel, where all of the rooms are converted cabooses.

    Right next door to the motel is the National Toy Train Museum, with a huge collection of all kinds of toy trains, and several operating layouts.

    And just down the road from the Strasburg Rail Road is the Choo Choo Barn with a huge O gauge layout with all kinds of animated scenes on it.

    I can't think of any other place that offers so many railroad attractions for all ages in such a concentrated area. Plus, it's all in scenic Amish country of Lancaster, PA.

    But if that's not enough for you, just head up to Scranton, PA and Steamtown National Historic Site. A working turntable, tours of the shop facilities, trains on display (including a Big Boy!) and steam excursions. The Electric City  Trolley Museum is just across the parking lot.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 01:35:46 PM PDT

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