Paducah Railroad Museum, Paducah

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  • August 8, 2017
    Being a model railroader, I was very interested in visiting this museum. I found several displays of interest, a motor car and a CTC board was especially interesting. Both of these items are no longer...  more »
  • July 7, 2017
    The big draw here is a chance to do a railroad simulator and drive a train. Very cool and a great experience. Watch out for deer and vehicles on the tracks! I loved blowing the horn! Great photo op!  more »
  • July 1, 2017
    We went and learned alot about the rail system. It was used alot to get goods from different parts of the country, besides as a way to travel.  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    Nice well kept musuem. Quaint, but full of information about the railroad history in the area. Worth stopping in. Neat locomotive simulator for kids of all ages.
  • February 13, 2017
    Were closed for remodeling. Need bigger sign saying so. Great work on IC mike, passenger car, and caboose.
  • June 3, 2017
    Loved learning the history!
  • September 7, 2015
    A sad excuse for a museum. Not much to see since all they have to offer is an eclectic mix of railroad artifacts and photographs without much coherence or explanation. They do have a working locomotive simulator and a working Centralized Traffic Control machine, but there are no real railroaders available to explain or demonstrate these exhibits, so they mostly sit there dark and untouched. The Illinois Central Mikado locomotive on the waterfront a block away does NOT belong to this museum, nor do they maintain it, despite their adoption of it as their "mascot." There is an O-scale train layout under construction, but it is just a small oval of track designed to amuse children and naive visitors. The only good feature of the place is their Gift Shop which sells the cheapest Paducah souvenirs in town!
  • December 27, 2015
    I thought the museum was great!!! Obviously some people should be visiting museums in Nashville or a bigger city.

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