Monticello Railway Museum

This year we started construction of a Train Shed over our display tracks.

The shed is 40’ x 250’ and will provide partial coverage of display tracks 1 and 2.

The rafters start.

The covered area will be a big asset for special events.

The construction is scheduled to be completed in time for Railroad Days.

The concrete walkway gets finished off.

A view of the completed project with the display equipment under the new shed.

Another view of the new Train Shed.

Two tracks are now under cover at our display site.


The Monticello Railway Museum depends upon many sources of income to acquire, restore, maintain and operate the museum and we welcome donations. Donors help fund and facilitate many projects at the museum and provide income above and beyond train tickets, gift shop sales and membership dues.

While our volunteers perform the majority of the required labor for restorations at the museum, the need for money to purchase materials and equipment is increasing. Now that work on steam locomotive #401 is progressing, the amount of consumable shop materials used is increasing, as well. For example: acetylene and oxygen for the cutting torch; drill bits and cutting tools for the machine shop; grinding wheels and wire wheels for metal preparation and LP gas for heat to allow our volunteers to work during the winter are costing several-hundred dollars each month.

A gift donation towards restoration work on Southern Railway steam locomotive #401 would be greatly appreciated. In addition, thoughtful family members, in your name, can make a donation to the museum.

Either way, your donation is appreciated and contributes to our overall financial security and will help us collectively facilitate much needed improvements at the museum, particularly the restoration of Steam Locomotive #401. As a reminder, the Monticello Railway Museum is a registered 501 (C 3) not for profit organization and all donations to the museum are tax deductible. All donors to the museum will receive a letter acknowledging the donation.