4 Fun Facts You’ll Learn While Visiting the American Railroad Museum

September 12, 2017

Whether you’re a model train fanatic or you want to get the kids out of the house for the weekend, it’s easy to have a blast at EnterTRAINment Junction’s American Railroad Museum in West Chester, OH. In addition to seeing the world’s largest train display, visitors to the museum will learn a host of facts and anecdotes to bring home with them. Whether you’re a train expert or a complete novice, here is a taste of what you’ll learn when visiting the railroad museum.

What the U.S. Was Like Before Trains

Before the advent of the railroad, transporting goods from point A to point B throughout the country was much more complicated. The American Railroad Museum provides an overview of what it was like before trains and how the invention of trains ushered in a period of expansion and economic growth in the United States.

Size & Power of Locomotives/Trains

railroad museumEver wondered how much weight a single steam engine can pull? How about the number of cars included on the average Pacific Railroad trip? At the American Railroad Museum, you’ll learn all the ins and outs of trains and locomotives, including their average size and power.

Train Lore

You’ll also learn how certain railroad lines came to be famous and hear stories about trains and locomotives chugging their way across the country. The American Railroad Museum has an entire section dedicated to train lore.

What It’s Like to Work on a Train

Whether shoveling coal on a steam engine or being a conductor on the famous Durango and Silverton railway fascinates you, you’ll learn about it all at EnterTRAINment Junction’s 5,000-square-foot museum. You’ll also learn a bit of helpful train lingo and travel tips along the way.

If you’re a train hobbyist or in search of somewhere fun to bring the family, contact EnterTRAINment Junction today at (513) 898-8000 for more information on the American Railroad Museum. You can also visit their website to learn more about what they have to offer.