The Gallipolis Railroad Freight Station Museum’s goal is to offer a historical collection of railroad memorabilia relating but not limited to the railroad history of southeastern Ohio. The role railroads played in the development of the local area, state, and nation will be emphasized. Within the museum there will be a freight office as it appeared in the early 1900’s-working telegraph included! The display area will also house model train displays by local modelers.
Various rail cars will be on display and open in the reconstructed freight yard. When funds are available, the former 86’ long Ringling Brothers’ Circus Car will provide areas for meetings and parties. But most importantly, the car will have areas equipped with the necessary audio visual equipment allowing area educators to bring their students to visit not only the station museum, but to do age related learning activities dealing with railroad history developed by educators. The additional restored cars will allow for similar learning opportunities. The Museum plans to be an educational and cultural learning center for students of all ages as well as adults.
We are always interested in any suggestions, ideas, or comments in developing the educational programs. If you would like to become involved in this phase of the educational package, please get in touch.