Museum of American Railroad, Frisco

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Founded in 1963, the Museum of the American Railroad strives to preserve locomotives from the steam and diesel-electric era, as well as preserve and restore passenger coaches. The Museum holds one of the largest collections of Pullman Cars in the United States.

The museum has moved its entire collection from Fair Park in Dallas to Frisco, TX. The site is still under construction, with indoor exhibits on the second floor of the Frisco Heritage Museum.
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  • The museum is in development and the only way to see it is on a guided tour that is given once a day. The collection is impressive and the guides are very knowledgeable. A UP Big Boy is one of the sta...  more »
  • These trains were mover from Fair Park ,Dallas. That was a tremendous endeavor, the setup is like a rail yard. Outdoor exhibit , a must see for Train lovers  more »
  • I've gone three times. And why again I go? Why my daughters are there at the school. Very boring. I wish to change the way they teach. Or flat to close it. If you want to waste time and bored at the same time. Very good place.
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  • Absolutely incredible experience!...This is the collection that sat, forever, at the Texas Fairgrounds, in a horrible display area, that gave visitors no ability to actually 'see' the pieces...Obviously the City of Frisco has been what the collection has needed all along: these pieces are of immense importance to the history of the American Railroad and the current plans are to house and display these pieces of American railroad history in a building and grounds that do them justice and showcase them accurately. We wanted to visit the museum grounds, but could only make it one day, and on a day that the museum was closed. Our host, Robert Willis, drove from his home, an hour away, to meet us and give us a walking tour, for as long as we wanted; answering EVERY question that he could, and enlisting the aid of others to answer those he could not!!! The staff is also committed to reaching out to the children of the greater community, INCLUDING under privileged and those with special needs, with an educational program already up and running! (As we toured, there were busloads of kids, on a field trip, being guided through the collection of passenger cars, learning about the history and experiences of train travel in America, by very knowledgeable staff, giving these kids a close up and hands on look that they just can't receive in the classroom. We arrived excited about viewing the collection, but left even MORE excited about the plans for the growth and future of this very important piece of American history!-Bruce Arbo & Denise Hutton
  • Great museum at a great price! We took kids ranging in age from 5 - 12 and they all enjoyed it. Will definitely be back.
  • A must see for railfans. Incredible amount of rare locomotives. Will only get better with time.
  • Nice, small museum to learn about Frisco's past. Admission was very reasonable and the staff were really nice.
  • Had a great time. Good tour and nice gift shop.

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