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Last Time You Visited A Train Museum?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by JohnnyK98, Mar 5, 2020.

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  1. JohnnyK98

    JohnnyK98 Active Member

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    Thought this would be fun.

    BONUS: Post pics of your visits. :)
     
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  2. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member

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    Do preserved railways count? I haven't been to a museum for years, I much prefer to see locomotives working trains and here in the UK there are lots to choose from.
     
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    Tonto62 Well-Known Member

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    The Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales last September.
     
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  4. JJTimothy

    JJTimothy Well-Known Member

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    As you may guess it's not unknown for me to go to a railway museum (it's Locomotion in Shildon if anyone's wondering) but I'm dad-sitting at the moment so it must be weeks.

    I'll be going to Darlington's this afternoon though.
     
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  5. Juxen

    Juxen Well-Known Member

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    Man, that's hard to answer. I was at Georgetown Loop last June, and Cumbres & Toltec in June 2018. Before that, the last "museum" I'd been to was probably about 2009, at the Illinois Railway Museum.

    On the flip side, in the last couple of years, I've caught UP 4014, IAIS 6988, and NKP 765 "out in the wild". And rode behind NKP 765 at 74 mph one time. Dunno if that counts.

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  6. JohnnyK98

    JohnnyK98 Active Member

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    Wow beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!

    Preserved railways would definitely count as a 'museum'. ;)
     
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  7. stujoy

    stujoy Well-Known Member

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    I was due to visit York railway museum yesterday but obviously couldn’t due to current events. The trip was all planned and hotel booked and paid for long ago as a 50th birthday treat from my partner. Currently rescheduled for next March, if any of us are allowed out by then. Stay safe, use virtual trains.
     
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  9. JohnnyK98

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    That's awesome man. I don't model railroad (yet?), but I keep up to date with model railroading from TSG Media and Rapido Trains on YouTube. This forum needs more model railroading threads!
     
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    Last one we were at was in WPG Manitoba Canada. There's one in the old CN Station there. And we also took the steam train ride at Prairie Dog Central railway..... https://www.pdcrailway.com/
     
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    Yes, I'm actually working with TSG to schedule a layout tour sometime in the future.

    -Dean
     
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  13. Louis-MTA NYCTA

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    I went to visit a close colleague of mine who works at the NYC Transit Museum. Here are some photos below. They are not mine but were taken by some individuals I know. Of the museum cars there are also museum trains referred to as the NYC TOMC(Train Of Many Colors) & TOMM(Train Of Many Metals). Take a look at some of the museum exhibits below followed by the TOMC & TOMM.
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    An old late 80s-90s type bus.
    R36WF.jpg The interior of one of the most famous NYC subway cars. Dubbed the bluebirds it's the R36WF built in 1964/65 in original livery.
    NYC.jpg Another famous NYC subway car is the R33ML above. Built in 1962/63, This pair is in phase 3 or 1970/80s livery.
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    The picture above shows the TOMC(Train Of Many Colors) operating on the Flushing Line.
    The various NYC subway cars are from the 1960s-90s are seen on the train, Including the NYC Redbirds.
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    The picture above shows the TOMM(Train Of Many Metals) operating on the Brighton Line.
    The various NYC subway cars are from the 1940s-70s. Soon to be included will be the Legendary R32 which will be retiring by the end of this year.
     
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  14. paulgregs

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    Thought I'd post up on this thread. Looks as if the heritage railways could be in a lot of financial trouble with the pandemic going about.
    The West Somerset Railway, which me and my partner use 2 x 1week holidays a year because its close to Bristol and caravans hire is cheap down there, has been taking donations for a few weeks now, but unfortunately they're a long way off their target....

    https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/donations

    The WSR was no stranger to financial difficulties before the virus, with axle weight restrictions bought about by the condition of the line which was given a down grading of the line to a 'blue route'....

    https://www.therailwayhub.co.uk/4897/highs-and-lows-at-the-west-somerset/

    Have to say I have a very bad feeling about this....
     
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  15. JohnnyK98

    JohnnyK98 Active Member

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    Man that's rough.
    I always assume the government would step it and save it, but I'm wrong. :'(
     
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  16. LastTrainToClarksville

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    In 2002, my daughter's family and I visited the St. Louis Train Museum (since renamed National Museum of Transportation), where my grandson & namesake Thomas liked the trains, but ultimately found the snow more interesting:
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