Worthington, Ohio - Since 1948
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990 Proprietors Road
Worthington, Ohio 43085
614-885-7345

The Museum is proud to host a unique assortment of equipment and artifacts from railroading's past. Our tour guides are extremely knowledgable and highly enthusiastic about this history. We invite you to come out and test their knowledge... you might just learn something in the process!

Locomotives
We currently have equipment representing all three major forms locomotive power: steam, electric, and diesel. While only the electric and diesel equipment is operational, it is still an excellent opportunity to see this retro technology up close and personal. You'll be amazed at the ingenuity and craftsmanship of railroad builders more than 100 years ago.

Streetcars
Our streetcars are only a small sample of the sort of equipment that was as common to every day life in the earth 20th century as the automobile is today. Come see how the earlier generations used to get around town.

Interurbans
These are a lot like streetcars. They moved through city streets and were electrically powered, but these cars were used for intercity and regional travel. As a result, they tended to compete directly with the big main line railroads. Unfortunately, they became all but extinct shortly after World War 2. We are fortunate to have some of the most rare and interesting examples of this bygone segment of railroad history.

Maintenance
All of those cars and all of that track means a lot of work keeping up with service and repair. From rails and ties to overhead trolley wires and air brake system overhauls, we have the tools to do the job and we'll show you how we use them. Many of our tools and methods haven't changed much in more than a century. Sometimes old school is the best school!

Artifacts
Our depot is more than just a ticket office and some restrooms. Our display room houses a unique collection of items specific to a wide range of railroading culture and technology.