My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Museums

'Cincinnati in Motion'

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-03/04
Page:
15
Author:
Nelson Steinmetz
Scale:
S
Description:
A couple of photos of buildings under construction at the museum.

Alto Model Train Museum

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May
Page:
15
Author:
Mary Haley
Scale:
S
Description:
Several people are asked about the hobby of model railroading, in this re-print article, and what they think the future of the hobby is. Included are photos of club members, the layout, and a track plan of the S-scale layout (one of two layouts).

Altoona Railroader's Memorial Museum Observations

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.2
Page:
18
Author:
Chuck Blardone
Description:
Status of the Birch River and Duquesne cars at the museum

Christmas at the Finger Lakes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
13
Author:
Preston E. Pierce
Scale:
S
Description:
Planning and creating the S-scale Polar Express display layout for the holiday season at the Ontario County Historical Society in Canandaigua, New York.

Colorado Model Railroad Museum

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-09
Page:
40
Author:
William E. Botkin
Scale:
HO
Description:
This large article about the museum's layout, its history, and its construction describes this fantastic layout beautifully. It includes many photos, a two-page track plan (needed to cover the whole layout!), and a two-page overall photo. (related web page)

Flyer Toy Train Museum

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-05/06
Page:
32
Author:
Mike McConnell
Scale:
S
Description:
This 16'x24' layout has A.F. track and runs A.F., SHS, and AM products. In addition to being a museum, it also holds South Jersey S Gaugers club meetings there.

From the Cab

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 99 Winter 2017
Page:
3
Author:
Jim Hunter
Description:
Fundraising for the cosmetic restorations of engines left out in the open air at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg.

Grandpa's Model Trains & Toy Museum

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #6 December
Page:
16
Author:
Glenn Miller
Scale:
multi
Description:
The author and his wife and granddaughter built a multi-gauge layout, open to visitors.

Harrisburg, PA Station Moves

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 47 No.2
Page:
19
Author:
Chuck Blardone
Description:
The N6B and GG1 that are on display at the ex-PRR Harrisburg passenger station have been moved away from protective cover so that track work can begin at the station.

Illinois Railroad Museum

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #5 October
Page:
21
Author:
Jay Mellon
Description:
The author visited the museum as part of his trip to the NASG Convention. The museum has steam and diesel locomotives, and buses and trolleys. Several photos are included.

Piedmont S Gaugers Holiday Display

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #6 November
Page:
11
Author:
Adria Focht
Scale:
S
Description:
The director of the Kings Mountain Historical Museum describes the annual S-scale layout display that is put on with the help of the Piedmont S Gaugers club. Includes many photos of the layout.

Railroad Museum of S. Florida

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
23
Author:
Marty Lydecker
Scale:
S
Description:
The museum has a 9'x20' S-scale layout, and it describes the issues they have had to deal with. The article includes a couple of photos and the track plan for the display layout. More photos are available on page 34 of the PDF version of this issue.

RRMP Selected as Smithsonian Affiliate

Magazine:
The Keystone Vol 50 No.1
Page:
8
Author:
William D. Volkmer
Description:
The Smithsonian Affiliations is a national outreach program that develops long-term collaborative partnerships with museums and educational and
cultural organizations.

Sherburne S. Merrill Railroad Reference Library

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2017-03/04
Page:
5
Author:
Tom Burg
Description:
Merrill Historical Society provides space for the Sherburne S. Merrill Railroad Reference Library in the Merrill History and Culture Center, Merrill, Wisconsin. It is a "browsing" library, and a docent is required to be present to do so. Includes a few photos of the library, as as well contact information and hours.

The National Museum of Transportation

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #6 December
Page:
29
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Description:
The author visits the National Museum of Transport in St. Louis. Includes several photos of equipment on the grounds.

The Strasburg Railroad & The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Magazine:
Scale Rails 2005-12
Page:
30
Author:
Rich Newmiller
Description:
The article describes the museum and the history of the Strasburg Railroad (one of the oldest short-line railroad in the U.S.). Includes photos of locomotives, switch tower interior, and exhibit hall. (related web page)

The Toy Train Museum

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-12
Page:
108
Author:
Dick Christianson
Description:
This museum, located near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is maintained by Train Collectors Association to keep historical records of our hobby. It has layouts and displays of significant models.

Trainland U.S.A.

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-11
Page:
118
Author:
Dick Christianson
Scale:
O
Description:
Iowa farmer, Red Atwood, with the help of full time and seasonal "employees" turned his basement into a Lionel museum, which is still open during the Summer season. The article includes a trackplan, and many photos.

Visit Sam Powell's Layout in August

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #4 July
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Scale:
S
Description:
The move and re-assembly of Sam's layout is now complete at the Tri Town Area Historical Society in Dawson, PA. Includes a couple of photos, and driving instructions to visit it while on your way to the 2017 NASG Convention.

Visiting Frisco

Magazine:
The Marker Lamp Vol 63 #1 2017
Page:
4
Author:
Riley Triggs
Description:
A brief report on the forthcoming Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco, Texas. Includes one photo and a track plan of their facilities.

Welcome to Steamtown

Magazine:
Scale Rails 2005-10
Page:
26
Author:
Rich Newmiller
Description:
Steamtown opened in 1986 to show people the significance of railroad steam. It occupies 40 acres in northeastern Pennsylvania. The article includes many recent photos and a description of the museum's inventory. (related web page)

Working on the Railroad Days

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #1 February
Page:
6
Author:
Sue Mason
Description:
This is a reprinted article from the Canton Observer (Detroit) describing the activities and the people who work at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, a visit to which is planned for the 1996 NASG Convention's activities.