Railroad and logging equipment in an outdoor display area, and a mini-museum with photos and railroad memorabilia. Signature piece is a restored 1922 Baldwin steam locomotive that worked for many decades in the region’s forests. Ring the bell! Also displayed is a diesel switcher locomotive used in a local sawmill, along with roadbuilding machines used in conjuntion with railroad logging and two restored vintage cabooseses. Welcome aboard! Open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
If you are in Coos Bay, this is worth checking out. Young children in particular will enjoy it. They can climb aboard various trains and see various railroad equipment up close. Entry is free although they encourage donations. Free parking on the street outside. There is also a small gift shop and a museum. Nothing too spectacular but enjoyable, especially if you are interested in trains and the history of the railways.
stopped to see the trains
A small train museum, with a lot of coast history. All the displays are open to the public. The museum has restricted hours, so check them before you go.
Climb around on old trains
We were greeted by an enthusiastic volunteer who explained what there was to see. There's no admission charge but one can donate to support their efforts. We climbed all over and through the trains there, read the descriptions and the history. Small gift shop to look at. Fun and cheap! Nice to see people sharing their love of history with a new generation. Close to the boardwalk so we wandered that afterwards.
Closed due to C19.
It isn't a real large museum, but looks worth a visit. You can see a lot of the rolling stock through the fence. Was closed 9-2-2020 but no mentions on FB or website. Really no reason it can't open with face masks, etc. The rating I gave is artificial since I wasn't able to go inside.
The train was a good activity for families, different worth the time to stop it was different that I expected