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Wonderful camping in an historically restored caboose!

We loved staying over in the caboose. It was comfortable camping with our own bedding. Not... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Doris M
Superbly well maintained

It's great to see a building as historic as this so well-maintained, and clearly so well-loved by... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We loved staying over in the caboose. It was comfortable camping with our own bedding. Not luxurious but comfortable and clean and cozy. Loved hearing trains in the night! Host was very friendly and showed us around the museum a bit and loved talking history....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Doris M
Reviewed 20 November 2017

It's great to see a building as historic as this so well-maintained, and clearly so well-loved by Dave, it's caretaker. We were driving through on the way to walk the Keystone Arches trail and stopped to have a nosey around (knowing that it was closed)....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 889natalier
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We happened upon this while looking for the Old Chester Jail. The hours listed are April through September so we planned to walk around the grounds and look in windows. Dave, the caretaker, lives nearby and saw us walking around. He and his dog Durango...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KandL713
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We were driving around the area and came across this 1841 railway station. What a great find! A museum of railroad artifacts in a beautifully restored station with a number of historic railroad cars including a 1919 wooden caboose. Dave Pierce, the director, gave us...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The Rail Station is truly a piece of Americana. The museum is filled with vintage railroad paraphernalia that will awe you. Since we only live a few miles away in Huntington it's one of those places we never get tired of visiting, especially since it's...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank michaelbennett2016
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This museum was once the actual train station in Chester rescued from demolition by those concerned with the history of Chester. It contains lots of memorabilia from the bygone days of train travel. Dave Pierce, the museum director, is incredibly knowledgeable, and friendly...a great docent!...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank sksuk840
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Train museum jammed with historical pieces. Run by a very knowledgeable gentleman David Pierce. He was helpful. Large area for picnics. The children were thrilled to be able to climb in and around real trains. Close to train tracks behind a fence so was safe....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Terry D
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This cool little stop was brought to my attention by Rob Larkham, a former volunteer first responder here for 25 years. The history and exhibits are of interest to even non-train lovers I'd guess. Me, I'd rather rides rails than drive any day.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

We felt as though we had stepped back in time. What an interesting place! The kids really loved being able to go on to the railcars and the museum was full of displays and information. As we were looking from the train deck...a train went...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank 22kathym
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Stopover visit for our trip to Liverpool fir the football. Station is very clean and very well staffed with plenty of refreshmentns and amentities. Toilets were also very clean. A very well presented station.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank JasonJ88
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