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The Western Reserve Railroad Association
(dba The Painesville Railroad Museum)
is dedicated to the restoration of the NYC Painesville Depot,
preserving railroad history and promoting model railroading.

On April 20th, 2015 the City of Painesville has amendment the
Historic Preservation District Section 1146.03 and established
Railroad Street Historic Preservation District which includes Railroad Street and all property
 of the Western Reserve Railroad Association (dba Painesville Railroad Museum).

Open Hours
Fridays,  6pm to 9pm
1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month, 11 am to 3 pm
May through October


Membership Meeting are held second Tuesday of the month, 6 pm at Depot
BOD Meeting are held forth Tuesday of the month, 6 pm at Depot

 

 

Railroad Memorabilia Show
August 26, 2018

 

This will be our 3rd annual Railroad Memorabilia Show. The show will be held on August 26, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm. The Railroad Memorabilia Show is designed to have collectors show off their private collections of railroad related items. These could be from railroad signals, plate setting ware (Dinner Ware) that was used in the dining cars, railroad lanterns, paper work from different railroads, conductor hats, engineer hats, etc.  Some items will be for display only by private collectors and some items will be available for purchase.

By displaying Railroad Artifacts, we can provide the history of Railroading and how it had a great influence on our history and the importance that the Painesville Depot once served. Some items will be for display only by private collectors and some items will be available for purchase.

This show will provide the history of the Painesville depot from 1851 to present and how the railroads has influence the City of Painesville and our nation.

See the Collinwood Engine 999. This is a replica of the famous New York Central engine that in May of 1893 set the land speed record of 112.5 mph.

This will also give us a chance of showing off the progress of restoration that is taking place at the Depot.

 

 

Lionel Experience and Event Center

Future Plans of the Painesville Railroad Museum including the Lionel Experience and Event Center. This 6,000 square foot expansion includes one of the most comprehensive Lionel Post War model train collections in the U.S. and an Event Center with seating capacity of 200 guest. The Event Center with a full commercial kitchen, will be available for hosting club meetings, off site business meeting, small weddings, and other social events.

This will be an interactive, historical and educational facility for all ages.

The project cost of this expansion is $3,200,000.00. We already have over $1,000,000.00 pledged. We are now in the process of looking for additional sponsors, no matter the size of the donation, to reach our goal.
The Painesville Railroad Museum is a 501c3 non-profit and all donation are tax deductible under the extent of the law.

We wish to thank our sponsor of the 125th Birthday Party

Federico’s Tires

News-Herald

Milestone Auctions

Miracle Band

Painesville Credit Union

Robert and Diane Parvin

 

May 8, 2018

We wish to thank the Remarkable Lake County Visitor Bureau
for awarding us a grant of $2,700 for our Railroad Memorabilia Show
which will be held on August 26, 2018.

March 28, 2018
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Painesville Railroad Museum
has been awarded a grant for new folding tables from the
Western Reserve Junior Service League

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Painesville Railroad Museum
has been awarded grants from the
Lake County Visitor Bureau Arts and Culture Funding program
 and
 
The Robert S. Morrison Foundation
for its
Railroad Memorabilia Show,
which will be held on August 27, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm.

 
It is with great pleasure that we announce that on March 27, 2017,
The Western Reserve Junior Service League
has awarded us a $1,420.00 grant for the completion of our ceiling project in the main lobby.
This grant enabled us to complete the dry wall finishing of the Main Lobby Ceiling.
We wish to thank WRJSL with their continuing support of the Painesville Railroad Museum.

On January 24, 2017, we received a $1,000.00 grant
from Painesville Community Improvement Corporation (PCIC)
for new chandelier lights in the Main Lobby.
We wish to thank PCIC with their continuing support of the Painesville Railroad Museum.

 

It is with great pleasure that we announce that The Western Reserve Junior Service League
has awarded us a $3,000.00 grant for a new IT station.
This will allow us to purchase a new Lap Top computer, software, printer, projector, screen
and Wi-Fi for one year.

Touring the Painesville Railroad Museum

video by Brent Lane

 

 

 

 


 

Your Donations at Work

 
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Hours of Operation:

Fridays roughly 6-9pm, from May till October.

Saturday when we have work parties
Hours depending on available volunteers


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The Western Reserve Railroad Association
dba
The Painesville Railroad Museum
a 501(c)3 non-profit


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