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Railroad Museums
Railroad museums from around the world.
Expanded Description:
This category is designated for railroad (or railway) museums specializing in the display of objects relating to railroad travel, whether passenger or freight. Most railroad museums exhibit interesting pieces of trains or track, work equipment, railroad models, and/or miscellaneous small items like dining car china or railroad uniforms. Any railroad, transportation or other museum that contains a railroad collection is eligible. is a good resource for museums in North American and International locations.

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Instructions for Posting a Railroad Museums Waymark:
1. The name of the museum and its location should be included in the title. Generally this should be the city/town, state and/or country -- whatever is appropriate to its location.

The name of the museum and location in the title should be separated by a space dash space, as in this example:

Boston Museum of Transportation - Boston, MA

Waymarks submitted that do not follow this naming convention will be returned for revision.

2. Visit the museum and personally obtain accurate coordinates. These should be taken from the main entrance to the museum. If this is impossible for any reason, please state this in your description.

3. Provide two or more photographs of the museum displaying the museum building front (with the museum name) and a representative sample of railroad objects that comprise the collection. Photographs must be original and taken by you. A photograph of the museum admission ticket is highly encouraged.

4. A narrative description is required – please include as much information about the museum as you can, especially its unique features, history, theme, genre, type, specialty, etc. In other words, what type of railroad technology is on display here. Waymarks with no description will be returned for resubmission.


1. Submissions that use photos obtained directly from an internet source will be denied.

2. A collection of railroad equipment without a building (or the equivalent thereof, such as a railroad car housing a collection) does not qualify.

3. Street cars, trams, light rail, interurbans, subway (heavy rail transit), rapid transit and similar collections do not qualify.

4. Libraries dedicated to railroad history do not qualify.

5. All others are subject to approval at the discretion of the category management team.

6. If you have a question about a museum's suitability for inclusion in this category, please send a note.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
1. Visit the museum. 2. Provide your thoughts/experience of this visit. 3. Provide a photograph of your visit to this museum. A GPSr photo is NOT required.
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  • Actual railroad cars or locomotives on display?
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  • Café/restaurant?
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Railroad Museums Albula Railway Museum - Bergün, GR, Switzerland

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The museum of the famous Albula railway line, an UNESCO World Heritage site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Switzerland

date approved: 4/7/2014

last visited: never

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Railroad Museums Verkehrshaus der Schweiz - Luzern, Switzerland

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The Swiss Transport Museum in Luzern has three large halls dedicated to the history of the railway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Switzerland

date approved: 9/6/2011

last visited: 8/29/2013

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