A young rider on the train
The Whippany Railway Museum brings the stories of New Jersey’s railroads to life through its displays of vintage trains and restored railcars. The museum, which opened in 1965, features the largest collection of American-built standard gauge steam locomotives in New Jersey, and one of the oldest steam locomotives in America – Southern Railway No. 387 (c. 1907).
Visit the restored 1904 freight house from the Morristown and Erie Railroad, with its fascinating collection of rail and transportation antiques. Railroad fans will enjoy strolling through the elegant Whippany passenger depot and through the railroad yard.
The museum runs special (and very popular) holiday train excursions throughout the year.
Of Special Note:
• The classic wooden water tank on display is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places
• Also on display are the Texaco Fireless Cooker No. 7240 (c. 1937) and the US Army No. 4039 (c. 1942), which built for WWII service