You’re never too old to ride the rails. To help you discover (and explore) a few awesome engines, we tracked down the best train museums from coast to coast. Whether you’re a big buff or a little buff, these historic sites, antique collections, and interactive exhibits will keep you clickety-clacking down the track. Flip through the album to see them all.

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum – Lenox, Ma

Ride the rails in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts this summer. It’s a chance for enthusiasts of all ages to learn about the area aboard this fast-moving train while taking in the sights and sounds of the historic towns along the track. Hop off the lumbering locomotive to explore the recently-restored, turn-of-the-century station in Lenox, where you’ll find climbable locomotives for the tot lot, and a working block station for their grown-ups. Add in a jitney ride or two and it’s a terrific time for all.


photo: Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum via Facebook


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— Allison Sutcliffe