VA Area Railroading Museums
The Virginia Museum of Transportation is located in Roanoke, VA. and has an extensive rail yard with historic steam and diesel engines, cabooses, and other rail equipment. Inside the Museum you can find model trains, hands-on exhibits, antique automobiles, and train, truck, bus, and aviation exhibits!
http://fireup611.org/ is the home site for the Norfolk & Western Class J 611. Find 611 excursions, purchase tickets, or donate and keep the 611 operational and running excursions.
The Wilmington & Western Railroad Museum is located in Wilmington, DE. and provides steam excursions May through December. Charters are available from a caboose to a full train.
The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad (WMSR) is located in Cumberland, MD. provides a variety of steam excursions from February to December. You can bring your bike and take advantage of the Great Allegheny Passage instead on returning on the train.
Steamtown USA is a national Historic Site located in Scranton, PA. Operated by the National Park Service, Steamtown is dedicated to the preservation of steam locomotives and their history.
The CASS Scenic Railroad State Park is located in Cass, WV. which operates from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In addition to the museum and excursions there is a locomotive shop tour available.
Virginia based Railroading Websites
Railroads of Virginia is a somewhat detailed history (for a webpage) of the Virginia railroad industry from 1861 to present. Has a large assortment of Railroading links.
Frograil Rail Tours is a list of 11 self guided rail-fan tours in VA.
Other Model Railroading Clubs
The Northern Virginia Model Railroaders (NVMR) is a club of model railroading enthusiasts headquartered in the historic train depot in downtown Vienna, Virginia. The club is over 65 years old and maintains a large and permanent HO Scale layout.
The Prince William Model Railroad Club (PWMRC) is a model railroading club based in Quantico, VA with a permanent HO Scale layout in the historic Quantico station.
Northern Virginia NTRAK (NV NTRAK) is an N Gauge model railroading club based in Manassas, VA
The Winchester Model Railroad Club is a model railroading club based in the old CSX Frieght Building in downtown Winchester, VA.
The Piedmont Railroaders are a multi gauge model railroading club based in Warrenton, VA.
The Standard Gauge Module Association (SGMA) is a group of toy train enthusiasts interested in designing and building modular display layouts to promote the hobby of Standard Gauge (2 1/8" gauge) tinplate toy train collecting and operating, and for the education and enjoyment of the general public.
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area LEGO® Train Club (WamaLTC) is a group of enthusiasts who enjoy building and running LEGO® Trains in the D.C metropolitan area.