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In the fall of 2011 the Old Dominion Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society opened the restored historic Southern Railway Station in Richmond as the new home of the Richmond Railroad Museum. The new facility, housed in a 100-year-old authentic passenger and freight station, includes a stationmaster's office, freight room where the chapter's artifacts and exhibits are displayed, gift shop, and a gallery devoted exclusively to Richmond's largest HO scale model railroad. On view on the grounds are a steam saddle locomotive, baggage car and caboose, along with track cars, signals and other railroad artifacts. Free tours are given by knowledgeable hosts. The museum focuses on railroads which served central Virginia, and their impact on Richmond and its citizens.
The Richmond Railroad Museum is a 501[C]3 non-profit organization that relies on the support of our patrons and visitors. Admission is free to the public, however, donations are welcome, and essential to keeping this great Richmond attraction open for your enjoyment. Persons wishing more information on supporting the museum, may contact John G. DeMajo, president of the ODCNRHS, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A popular new exhibit at the Richmond Railroad Museum is this computerized train simulator. Visitors can now experience the thrill of driving a train, thanks to this high resolution and technically authentic simulator.
The museum houses an archival library containing thousands of historic photographs and documents pertaining the Southern, Norfolk and Western and other railroads important to the history of railroading in Virginia. This resource is available, only by special appointment. Here is a small sample of the historic Southern Railway photos we have available.
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