The Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum is located off Bridge Street in downtown Willimantic,
Connecticut, on the original site of the Columbia Junction Freight
Yard. Our collection includes locomotives and rolling stock, as well as
vintage railroad buildings and a six-stall roundhouse reconstructed on the
Visitors can receive a guided tour of the museum
and kids of all ages can operate a replica 1850's-style pump car along a section
of rail that once was part of the New Haven Railroad's "Air Line".
Future plans include
extending track from the museum site to the Bridge Street entrance,
reconstructing structures such as water towers on their original foundations,
and erecting a Railroad Station/Visitor Center.
Ample parking is
Map of the Museum Grounds
The Connecticut Eastern Railroad
P.O. Box 665
Willimantic, CT 06226-0665
The Museum is operated by the
Connecticut Eastern Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society.
The Connecticut Eastern Chapter of The National Railway Historical Society is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit
organization for historical and educational purposes. Donations are both welcomed and tax deductible.