Why should you visit the Lake Shore Railway Museum in North East, Pennsylvania?
Some of you are saying, “Well, the reason that you should visit is because it is housed in the old historic North East Train Depot.”
That is a good reason, but what is the real reason?
Some of you are saying, “It has to be because they have so much railroad memorabilia from the different railroads that served the town on display inside.”
That is another good reason, but there is a bigger reason that that.
Some of you are saying, “They do have a lot of rolling stock to include locomotives that you can walk into plus an old parlor that you can see. You cannot forget the Pullman cars as well.”
That is a mouthful, but you have not stated the real reason.
Some of you are saying, “It is a place where you can stand and watch CSX and Norfolk Southern Trains roll by.”
Oh yes you can, but what is the real reason?
Some of you are saying,“It is just minutes from I-90 and is three hours from Buffalo, New York and three hours from Cleveland, Ohio.”
That is a good reason, but it is not the real reason.
Some of you are saying, “They do have great volunteers, and admission is free although donations are greatly appreciated.”
You have to like that, but there is a very specific reason.
Some of you are saying, “Here is the reason. Trains Magazine, the king of all railroad magazines, named this museum as one of the best railroad museums in the United States of America.”
You have come up with a very great reason, but you have not come up with the actual reason.
Now you are saying, “Alright. We give up. What is the reason?”
The reason that you should visit the Lake Shore Railway Museum is because you will have a great time during your visit. The one problem you will encounter is trying to leave.
The Lake Shore Railway Museum is also the home of the Lake Shore Railway Historical Society. It is located at 31 Wall Street in North East, Pennsylvania. It is just blocks from Pennsylvania Route 89 between U.S. 20 and Interstate 90. It is open from 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday between April and October plus Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Oh, when the museum is closed, the grounds remain open from sunrise to sunset so that you can relax and watch the trains go by. Go to http://lakeshorerailway.com to read about the history of the museum and its upcoming events.
So the next time you are traveling along Interstate 90 between Buffalo, New York and Cleveland, Ohio, make a stop in the state that divides the two states: Pennsylvania, and head over to the Lake Shore Railway Museum. You will be glad you did.