1200 Ninth Avenue
Altoona, Pennsylvania, 16602


The museum is dedicated to revealing, interpreting, commemorating and celebrating the significant contributions of railroaders and their families to American life and industry

The Railroaders Memorial Museum is located in the original Historic 1882 PRR Master Mechanics Building that once was home to the extensive testing labs of the “Pennsy”. It has three full floors of exhibits focusing on Pennsylvania Railroad History as well as Altoona History. It is the only inter-active Railroad Museum in the country. In the Lobby a life-size replica of the K4 #1361 stands tribute to the 6,000 steam locomotives built in Altoona and to the workers who built them.

Your visit to the museum also includes the Norfolk Southern Theatre which shows to short films “Birth of the Curve” and “Altoona at Work”. Walk outside through the railyard to see some of the rolling stock as well as the Harry Bennett Memorial Roundhouse where you can see more rolling stock such as the Broadway Limited Mountain View Observation car and the K4 #1361 under restoration.