Here are some Railfan sites outside of Colorado, but still in the USA, listed alphabetically. Please let us know if you know of any sites that we haven’t included, and we’ll do our best to include them here. When we add one, we’ll make a post in our news blog, so make sure to subscribe to the news feed using the feed buttonon the right side of this page!
Central Electric Railfans Association
P.O. Box 503
Chicago IL 60690
The Central Electric Railfans Association was formed in 1938 to encourage study of the history, equipment and operation of urban, suburban and mainline electric railways. The Association is one of the leading publishers of books covering various aspects and histories of electric railways throughout the United States and Canada
Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad
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East Troy Trolley Museum
East Troy, WI
The East Troy Electric Railroad runs from Mukwonago to East Troy in southeast Wisconsin. Built in 1907 by the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company, it continues in its 92nd year as both a living shortline as well as a museum. They operate the only electrically powered dinner train in the U.S.
Fox River Trolley Museum
South Elgin, IL
Visit the Fox River Trolley Museum for trip back to an era when the electric trolley car was a vital part of American life. Experience the sights and sounds of a genuine old-time trolley car on a three mile trip along the banks of the scenic Fox River.
Market Street Railway
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco is home to the most successful operation of historic rail transit in the world: the unique cable car system, and now the wildly popular “F-line” historic trolleys. San Francisco’s Municipal Railway operates the historic transit lines with lots of support from the non-profit organization, Market Street Railway.
Minnesota Streetcar Museum
The Minnesota Streetcar Museum focuses on the preservation of Minnesota’s electric railway history by acquiring, restoring, maintaining, and operating a fleet of eight historic Minnesota streetcars at the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line in Minneapolis and the Excelsior Streetcar Line in Excelsior. MSM also preserves artifacts, papers, and photographs that it uses to interpret Minnesota’s electric railway history.
Phoenix Trolley Museum (Arizona Street Railway Museum)
1218 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1819
The Phoenix Trolley project was started in 1975 with a group of individuals that purchased one of the last remaining bodies of an original Phoenix Streetcar. A Car Barn has been constructed and Streetcar #116 has been partially restored and made operational. Additional cars have been obtained by the Museum and we now have a Collection of 5 Streetcars in various stages of restoration. Our Flagship #116, its sister car #504 (#108), Old #44 and two former San Francisco Muni PCC cars.
Seashore Trolley Museum
PO Box A
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
The museum includes the Town House Restoration Shop, where volunteers are hard at work bringing old trolleys back to life.