Saturday, April 23, 2011
Bradford Railroad Museum had a Grand Opening April 16, 2011 to celebrate the completion of the Interior Restoration and renovation of the 1919 Bank into the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum and Salute the anniversary of the 1846 charter of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
The Railroad Museum had requested loan of Pennsylvania Railroad items and our Society gathered a few things to loan to them for their display. Trotwood-Madison Historical Society items were displayed as a collection and were identified as being on loan from our Society.
Based on the comments from the individuals who attended the event, it was indeed a “Grand Opening” with all artifacts displayed in a manner that they were easy to see.
The museum has restored Bradford's former Pennsylvania Railroad BF interlocking tower and opened a museum in the former bank building. The museum contains photos and displays that allow the visitor to journey through Bradford's railroad history and remember the excitement of the trains passing through the town.
For more information about the museum go to http://www.bradfordrrmuseum.org