Boca Express Train Museum

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Boca Raton Florida East Coast Railway Station
FEC Railway Depot Boca SE.JPG
The Florida East Coast Railway Station in Boca Raton was renovated as the Count de Hournle Pavilion, and then became the Boca Express Train Museum
Boca Express Train Museum is located in Florida
Boca Express Train Museum
Boca Express Train Museum is located in the US
Boca Express Train Museum
Location 747 South Dixie Highway
Boca Raton, Florida  United States
Coordinates 26°20′33.92″N 80°5′20.38″W / 26.3427556°N 80.0889944°W / 26.3427556; -80.0889944Coordinates: 26°20′33.92″N 80°5′20.38″W / 26.3427556°N 80.0889944°W / 26.3427556; -80.0889944
Built 1930
Architect Chester G. Henninger
Architectural style Mediterranean Revival
NRHP Reference # 80000959[1]
Added to NRHP October 24, 1980

The Boca Express Train Museum, operated by the Boca Raton Historical Society, is housed in a restored 1930 Florida East Coast Railway train station in Boca Raton, Florida. It is located at 747 South Dixie Highway, off U.S. 1 (Federal Highway). On October 24, 1980, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The Museum contains two restored and unique 1947 Seaboard Air Line streamlined rail cars, a dining and a lounge car, built by Budd Company and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Boca Express Train Museum also includes a 1946 Atlantic Coast Line caboose and a 1930 Baldwin steam switch engine.[2]

The Boca Raton Historical Society has put the Train Museum up for sale, saying that maintaining two historic buildings (the other is the Society's home, Boca Raton's first city hall) is draining the nonprofit's resources.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ http://www.bocahistory.org/tours-train-museum/, retrieved June 22, 2016.
  3. ^ Marci Shatzman, "Bid deadline set for Boca's Historic Train Depot," West Boca Forum (published by the Sun-Sentinel), April 26, 2017, p. 3.

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