Overall I am glad I went. Its neat to see all the super-old stuff and the CNJ 1000 diesel. A good portion of their collection is still in a crushed state from that roof collapse, but again it was most of that pre-knuckle coupler stuff that I could care less about. The museum has a short train ride over the "first mile" consisting of MARC Heritage coaches pulled by a switcher. The hi-lite of the trip was a rusting GG-1 which some say is too far gone to be restored.
It seems that the C&O was better at preserving stuff. They have one of the big 2-6-6-6 engines which they falsely claim to be the most powerful steam engine ever made (PRR Q2 had 8000 HP, 1400 more). They also have a neat streamlines C&O Pacific.
The photos can be seen at:
And some teasers.
Here's that C&O Pacific...the sight lines in the engine shoppe sucked.
The famous CNJ 1000. GO NEW JERSEY!!
W&M BL-2, not many of these left.
And its rebuilt roof. Amazing how little mateirals they used back in the way. Today you'd just see massive I-beams like steel was free.