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10.31.2021

Greenville Railroad Museum Park: Preserving Railroad Heritage in a Public Setting

The Greenville Railroad Park and Museum is a pretty neat place to see railroad heritage. The borough is historically a major railroad center and over the years, the grounds of the old train station have been transformed into a museum and public park area. 
Over the years, equipment has been donated to the museum, including the park's centerpiece, the 1936 Baldwin locomotive. It was built to be a switcher carrying hot ore from the steel mills in Pittsburgh for the Union Railroad. It was sold to the Duluth, Missabe, and Iron Range Railroad in Duluth, MN, to carry mined iron ore to the docks for shipping in 1949. It was retired in 1958 and Bessemer kept it for donation and it was put on display in Greenville in 1985. It is the largest steam switcher locomotive ever made. One side is painted as it would be displayed during its time with the Union Railroad, and with Duluth paint on the other. Additionally, the park has an ore car, two cabooses, a speeder, old signals, exhibits, a gift shop, and more. 
An old Union Switch and Signal light, which used to be made in Swissvale.





Greenville Railroad Park is small, but well worth checking out, especially if you are a rail fan. It is a must see as part of what I call the "northwest PA trifecta" of places that rail fans need to check out in Northwestern PA. Greenville Railroad Park, the Lake Shore Railway Museum, and the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad. It is also one of the three museums in Greenville, which include this, the Greenville Area Historical Society, and the Greenville Canal Museum. For more information on visiting, check out their webpage at https://greenvillemuseumalliance.org

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