Sunday, June 23, 2013

Greenville Railroad Park Museum

On our way home from our little vacation last week, Mike and I stopped in Greenville to check out the little railroad museum. It's a pretty cool place. Free admittance, donations accepted.

There is a great collection of old railroad stuff. Communication center, brass bells, railroad models.

And there was a really neat couple working the day we stopped. The man walked us through and told us about everything. He has a ton of knowledge and shared some experiences of what it was like to ride a train back in the day. He fought in WWII and shared some of those stories as well.

There were some railcars to explore as well as a big old steam engine. It was kind of fun because I've been reading a lot of historical fiction lately and I seem to be getting a lot of books that deal with the beginning of the railroad. So I've been getting bits and pieces of history from the books and then I got to see the engine... kind of cool. It's super massive!

We'll be taking the kids to this place when we take them to the Pymatuning Spillway.

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