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.

Railroad Museum of New England – Thomaston, Ct

Hop on board the vintage passenger cars at Thomaston Station in Connecticut to crisscross the picturesque Naugatuck Valley. Summer trains start rolling at the end of May, and families won’t want to miss the antique railroad equipment on display at the station. Walking around these historic displays, it’s hard not to feel like a kid again holding your sidekick’s hand.


photo: Kevin Baird via Flickr


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— Allison Sutcliffe