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  • Experience the E-Unit On July 13th, experience the power and noise as we run our CB&Q 9913 E-Unit with a Chicago & Northwestern Bi-Level Car.
  • New Articles Special Thanks to our volunteer Robert Grant for writing expanded articles on our locomotives. Check them out in our collection section!
  • The Ferdinand Magellan The Presidential US No. 1 just got a $15,000 makeover! Come see it in person! Tours are $2 on a normal day and $5 during events.

Latest News

The parking lot & FEC No. 113 get a fresh look!

The parking lot & FEC No. 113 get a fresh look!
Last month the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 23 and Troop 10 completed two amazing projects at the Gold Coast Railroad. Mr. Jose Ocana put his planning and leadership skills to the test by directing Troop 23 in a landscaping project in the front parking lot, next to our Caboose. Additionally, Troop 23 also completed a landscaping project near the GCRM administration building. Mr. Brian Phillips tested Troop 10's artistic ability as he coordinated and lead Troop 10 to paint the now 100 year old Florida East Coast No. 113. This beautiful engine was brought underneathe the railroad shed on Track No. 1 for display. The FEC No. 113 turns 100 years old this month - but celebrated it's birthday last month during National Train Day. Mr. Phillips & Troop 10's paint job revitalized the No. 113 and looks very professional.  Both Mr. Phillips & Mr. Ocana completed their Eagle Scout projects, and recieved recognition from the Museum for their volunteer service. We would personally like to thank both Troops & families involved in both projects.

New Board of Directors

New Board of Directors
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum would like to announce the new Board of Directors. Leaving us after years of service was Mr. Ed Dunham. Mr. Dunham did not re-run for the Board of Directors position. Replacing him on the board of directors was Mr. Bob Highbaugh, elected in last Sunday night's annual membership meeting. The following is the present board including their elected officers:   Russell Swain, President
John Tompkins, Vice-President
Jamie Jones, Secretary
Tom Flanary, Treasurer
Connie Greer, Director
Jeff Brown, Director
David McFadden, Director
Micah Longo, Director
Bob Highbaugh, Director

   

Looking for Train Crew

Looking for Train Crew
We are looking for volunteers who want to run our equipment. We will train you from the ground up, and as you progress, you will learn different positions on the crew. If you're interested, please email Tom Flanary at Webmaster(at)gcrm.org or stop  by the museum and tell them you want to volunteer on the train! No time committment is required, and we welcome volunteers of all ages!

The NASA Rebuild

The NASA Rebuild
One of our board members, Tom Flanary, has begun work with a few other volunteers on NASA No. 1, an Alco Locomotive. Our beloved locomotive is in need of your help! We need donors of money or time, to help in this effort. The entire rebuild is expected to take approximately 1 year, with the work first starting on the steel exterior. For information on how you can donate, or if you would like to assist in this project, please contact Tom Flanary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All emails are apprieciated! Check back here for pictures and constant updates.

How to Boot a Steam Locomotive

How to Boot a Steam Locomotive
Editor's note: I recently dug up an article written by Phil Jern, which was posted on the San Diego Railroad Museum website. Special thanks to both Phil and SDRM. Phil was a member of the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, for quite some time, and has some excellent stories and pictures from the Steam days of GCRM. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did.   From the San Diego Museum:  "It is Copyright 1990 by Phil and takes place in the "bad old days" of 1982-83 at a certain unnamed railroad museum. No, it is not the San Diego Railroad Museum, but it could have been. Phil may be reached at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ."

Support the Collection!

The Gold Coast Museum is a non-profit organization. This year, we gave approximately 24,000 passengers a ride aboard our railroad. We rely on our volunteers and your donations to help keep us running, without this money, we would not be able to do the countless restoration projects that we have on the property. Please consider supporting us in our venture to keep these lovely historic pieces of equipment operational. If you would like to donate towards a specific car or project, please, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can give directly to us by using paypal (Just click the picture below!), or by calling us at (305) 253-0063, and telling the store staff that you'd like to make a donation. Even a dollar can help us restore this historic and impressive equipment.

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