All Aboard! This is the familiar sound of the train conductor as seen on television shows that are representative of trains long ago. The billowing smoke from the engines indicated that the train is ready to move. Many older adults remember the trains from simpler times. Tickets were taken at the train door as women held umbrellas over their heads to prevent the smoke and soot from getting into the hair. The men and women were always dressed stylishly as they boarded the train. Many people today never had the opportunity to see trains like that, but now they can at the Boca Express Train Museum.
The Museum in Boca Raton
The Boca Express Train Museum is located in a 1930 railway station that has been restored, and is operated and managed by the city’s Historical Society It became listed in the Historic Places in the United States’ National Register in 1980. Inside the museum, people will find two original, uniquely restores 1947 Seaboard Air Lines amazing streamlined rail cars. The museum also has a dining and lounge car. The Boca Express Train Museum features a 1946 Atlantic Coast Line engine caboose, and one of the 1930 Baldwin brand switch engine. These would be amazing sights for children as well as adults. Children will marvel over the differences between the trains of long ago and the trains of today.
The plight of the Historical Society
The Boca Express Train Museum has been put up for sale by the Historical Society. They are having difficulty affording the maintenance of the Museum because the non profit is being drained. They have another property to maintain which is the city’s first city hall, and it is draining the non profit. The sale of the museum will have no negative impact on it. It only means that the new owner will keep it properly maintained, and it will still provide positive insights into the history of the railroad.
Traveling to Florida always exceeds the expectations of visitors. The state has numerous attractions to offer tourists. The museums contain historical information that could only be found by spending time in the state. The museums has a myriad of original artifacts from American history, and world history. The Boca Express Train Museum in Boca Raton is a must see when visiting the state of Florida. The trains at the museum are not replicas, but original cars from over half a century ago. Children and inquisitive adults need to get an indication of what it was like when the earlier rail cars traveled the countryside.
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