The Railroaders Memorial Museum is dedicated to revealing, interpreting, commemorating and celebrating the significant contributions of railroaders and their families to American life and industry.
The sounds of steam engines welcome you back to the days when rail was king. In the lobby, a life-sized replica of the K4 #1361 stands tribute to the 6,000 steam locomotives built in Altoona, and to the workers who built them. This is where you begin your journey through the Railroaders Memorial Museum, housed in the historic 1882 Master Mechanics building that once was home to the extensive testing labs of the "Pennsy."
The Railroaders Memorial Museum is the only interactive Railroad Museum in the United States. We have three full floors of exhibits as well as a movie theater that shows two short films "Altoona at Work" and "The Birth of the Curve". In 2014 The Harry Bennett Memorial Roundhouse was opened to museum visitors. It currently houses some of the museums rolling stock such as the Loretto, the PRR GG-1 #4913, the PRR Mountain View observation car as well as the K4 #1361 which is currently under restoration.
While visiting the Railroaders Memorial Museum, please be sure to check out our completely stocked gift shop full of one of a kind items for the railroad enthusiast young or old!