Museum of the American Railroad

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The Museum of the American Railroad, formerly known as the Age of Steam Railroad Museum, has a large collection of steam, diesel and passenger railroad equipment. The museum is noted for allowing guests to walk through some of the equipment.

It grew out of an exhibit at the 1963 State Fair of Texas and became an annual staple of the fair, officially becoming a museum in 1986.[1] It remained on the same 1.8-acre site at Dallas' Fair Park until closing its original location in November 2011.[2]

The museum is in the process of fully relocating to Frisco, Texas.[3] The move was based on a strategic plan, called Visions 2006, which called for a comprehensive reorganization of the museum, including new facilities, new governance and new programs.[4]

As of November 2013, the museum's offices, store and some exhibits are temporarily housed at the Frisco Heritage Museum as construction continues on its new home two blocks south.[5]

The collection[edit]

The items in the collection are as follows:


Passenger equipment[edit]

Freight equipment[edit]



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Coordinates: 33°08′40″N 96°50′00″W / 33.144513°N 96.833444°W / 33.144513; -96.833444