Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Miami
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum features more than 40 pieces of historic railroad equipment including the Ferdinand Magellan, California Zephyr cars Silver Crescent and Silver Stag. Florida East Coast steam engines #153 and #113, several diesel locomotives, and many other cars of all types and descriptions. The model railroad exhibit area features most gauges of model trains and has a "hands on" model railroad exhibit for children. The grounds and equipment of the Gold Coast Railroad Museum are available for photo and movie "shoots" with both static and live equipment and have been the backdrop for numerous commercial and catalog layouts, television productions, and feature films. The property is also available for private parties, birthday parties, corporate events, group tours, and field trips.Gold Coast Railroad Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Miami Edition.
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Did a nice paint job on a lot of the equipment.ex BN E9m diesels are Painted for roads that did not have them. But to the general public it is a good example of how the cab units for local area railro... read more »
This is a fun thing to do. The Metro zoo is right next door on same site and once you finish with the zoo visit you can end a good day by taking the train ride for fun. It is a nice thing to do on a S... read more »
Being a born and raised South Floridian I can not believe that I had never visited this museum. Pretty cool that you are allowed to go into all the trains and just explore. There is an actual train th... read more »
It is a small museum that's worthy to visit. The Presidential railcar Ferdinand Magellan was my favorite spot in the museum. It would be great if they could repair and maintain in better condition some of the others railcars.
For adults that are into trains. This is a great place. Don't expect the smithsonian museum. Lots of these people that reviewed poorly had unrealistic expectations. Truly a place where I felt like a kid. Nostalgia everywhere. Lots of look at. I spent about 2 hours walking around and exploring. I didn't do any tours but I plan on returning. Worth the money hands down. If you're not into trains or history, go somewhere else! Stop leaving poor reviews.
Mary Luz Manchado-Seil
They are an amazing group of volunteers and fans of railways. The museum is like a walk through time. It is worth getting the yearly membership.
Great smaller scale museum but with a wealth of equipment. Staff was awesome, variety of nice equipment. Lots of self guided at your own pace "touchable" passenger cars - i.e., you can walk thru, sit inside, and generally enjoy investigating them all wo fear of "no touching" move quickly types. Short but cool train rides and Locomotive cab or caboose ride option. The presidential railcar is a must see - this one is very special and protected/guided of course. Well worth the extra $2. Additional display regarding a WW2 military installation which used to occupy the site.
Very nice museum. People in the staff know a lot about the trains and will answer any question. I highly recommend everyone to go on weekends, so that you can ride one of the trains.
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