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C & O Railway Heritage Center

705 Main St, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1761
+1 540-862-8653
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For the love of trains

My husband is a rail fan, so whenever our travels take us anywhere near restored depots, train... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
Northern VA
Fun place to check out

We had lots of fun in the museum and walking through the rail cars. Definitely worth a visit if you... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Damascus, Virginia
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“steam engine” (5 reviews)
“model trains” (5 reviews)
“dining car” (9 reviews)
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705 Main St, Clifton Forge, VA 24422-1761
+1 540-862-8653
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

My husband is a rail fan, so whenever our travels take us anywhere near restored depots, train museums, etc., we always seem to veer in that direction. Inside the restored depot, there is some memorabilia and re-creation of what it looked like back in the...More

1  Thank gwhillikers
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We had lots of fun in the museum and walking through the rail cars. Definitely worth a visit if you are ever in Clifton Forge.

1  Thank WVhikers
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Went in searching for a Hinton, West Virginia train poster that I saw in a little eatery in Hinton. (They did not have it in stock, but explained I could order on line.) Ended up buying Chessie Cat items. Fun! So much fun! The gentlemen...More

Thank esrinilaw
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Passing through on a road trip with 3 twelve year olds and looking for a place to stop and stretch and have a little fun. The price was great, 5 for the kids and 8 for me. There was a museum, tower, and real trains...More

Thank AmbersM0mmy
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Wonderful activity for kids and adults. Train buffs will love the steam engine, dining car and caboose tour and kids will be fascinated by the model trains. The ride on the small model train is fun for everyone.

Thank theredlanterninn45
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We stopped to see the trains as it looked interesting from the street. Really glad we did. Beautiful displays in the original depot. Great tour through the old restored trains in the yard. Very friendly, knowledgeable staff made this a fun side trip. Reminded me...More

Thank Saltydog088
Reviewed 26 August 2015

A very nice small railroad museum. The staff is friendly and helpful. The whole place is family friendly. You don’t have to be a train geek to enjoy your visit. Some of the smaller exhibits are the most unusual and the most fun. There are...More

Thank Planemeister
Reviewed 24 August 2015

This was a great little museum with lots of information about the Chesapeake/Ohio RR. Has a scalerailroad running inside the building and a small train that will run around the yard outside. You can learn about the construction of the line and then climb onto...More

Thank DRC847
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

After this stop we really would love to travel by rail.... Especially if we could go back in time. These people have done a great job so far with the museum! And with more cars there waiting for refurbishment there will be even more to...More

Thank wirenuts
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Grandsons and myself so enjoy the tours back to the time when Clifton Forge was a booming township. Love the stories and train cars...well worth the time...

Thank Jenny O
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How close is the museum to the Amtrak station? Is it within walking distance? Thanks
18 April 2017|
Response from fishdog43 | Reviewed this property |
It is on the opposite end of town, but I believe it could be walked without too much trouble. Main street is well put together, and the total distance would probably be a mile each way.
Nancy O
Hi! I have three silver plated coffee pots that my uncle had. He used to work for the C and O on Richmond, and when they stopped dining car service he got them. This was perhaps 1960 One has "C and O" engraved on the outside, and the other two have "C and O" on the bottom. Can you tell me when dining car dinner service was discontinued? Anything else about them? If you would like to have one for your museum I would be glad to give them to you. I imagine you have many many of them. Nancy Ohlinger Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
29 October 2015|
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