Oklahoma Railway Museum facts for kids
|Former name||Central Oklahoma Railman Club|
|Location||3400 NE Grand Blvd, Oklahoma City Ok 73111, USA|
The Oklahoma Railway Museum is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization in Oklahoma City. It is self-funded through memberships, train fares, special events, donations, and grants for restoration projects. The growing membership, of approximately 210 members, has around 50 active members. Railroad operations are conducted under Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) rules, and the Museum is a member of the HeritageRail Alliance, Frontier Country Tourism, and an associate member of the Adventure District of Oklahoma City.
The museum operates four diesel locomotives and has a full assortment of railcars. Actual train rides are done every first and third Saturday of each month from April to September, typically at 9:15 am, 11:15 am, 1:15 pm and 3:15 pm. Special annual events also occur, such as the Halloween Train, the Easter Express, and the Polar Express around Christmastime.
The museum has 10 diesel and steam locomotive engines, 10 passenger cars, numerous maintenance of way and freight equipment from many different roads.
The Oklahoma Railway Museum hosts several events throughout the year. In addition to "Day Out With Thomas," they have a Halloween Train and Christmas Train. They have several venues to host birthday parties. Charter trains are also offered.
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