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National Toy Train Museum, Strasburg

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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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  • We are not model train lovers, although we both grew up with train sets. I think the displays at the PA Train museum and Christmas museum are more interesting. There are multiple layouts and if you pu...  more »
  • Lots of different trains lining the walls and several displays of toy trains you could "run" on tracks made for a very nice time at the Toy Train Museum. We enjoyed watching the trains run through the...  more »
  • Very nice presentation of toy model trains from most all US manufactures as well as around the world. You can press buttons to see many operate and a huge number on shelves in glass cases..  more »
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  • Very well done museum with great layouts. Kids loved it. If you're doing the other train attractions in Strasburg don't miss out on this one but check their hours as they are not open all year.
  • An awesome place to bring the kids, or for a collect to come check out. Amazing scale displays and models.
  • Kids loved it! Okay I loved it too.
  • This is a really near place of you like toy trains, but don't plan to spend more ran an hour or two here.
  • Great place for kids of all ages.