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National Toy Train Museum, Strasburg

(4.2/5 based on 160 reviews on the web)
The National Toy Train Museum, at 300 Paradise Lane, in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, USA, is focused on creating an interactive display of toy trains. Its collection dates from the early 1800s through current production. The building houses the Toy Train Reference Library and the National Business Office of the Train Collectors Association. It is located just around the corner from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.The NTTM is owned and operated by the Train Collectors Association and serves as its headquarters. The museum's mission is to promote train collecting and to preserve the heritage of toy trains. Founded in 1977, part of the museum's ongoing appeal is that it brings children and adults together. The museum features five working train layouts and a Toy Train Reference Library with reference and archival materials serving model railroaders. The nearby Choo Choo Barn "features a more than 1,700-square-foot model train layout with 22 operating model trains and more than 150 animations".In August 2012, the National Toy Train Museum was one of twenty locations invited to participate in an international virtual celebration of Swiss contributions to railroad technology. The Skype talks, in which engineers, historians, museum curators and other experts presented Swiss trains and other Swiss train technologies and answered questions from the public, were accessible by computer and at the participating locations.
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  • Wonderful history capsule captured in this museum. The highlight would definitely be sitting in the conductor seat on an old restored train.  more »
  • The National Toy Train Museum is incredible! I felt like a kid again and wish I could live there! Makes my model train collection look puny! Definitely worth going to see.  more »
  • Great for children and adults. A must see if you like trains!!!! Really cool antique toy trains. Really nice displays  more »
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  • This is a really near place of you like toy trains, but don't plan to spend more ran an hour or two here.
  • This place is awesome!