The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and operating historic railroad equipment. The Museum was formed in association with the University of Miami alumni and private individuals that "saved" the Presidential Pullman when it was determined to be U.S. Government surplus. The FERDINAND MAGELLAN, the Presidential Pullman listed as a National Historic Landmark, was built for President Franklin Roosevelt and used by Truman, Eisenhower and later, President Reagan. Some of the earliest pieces in the collection include the Florida East Coast Railway locomotive #153, which is listed on the National Historic Register as the engine that assisted the rescue effort out of Marathon, Florida after the 1935 hurricane, and the FEC #113, a steam locomotive built in 1913 which was used in regular revenue service over the entire Florida East Coast railroad. It is also home to the California Zephyr cars Silver Crescent and Silver Stag, and the Edwin Link, 2 foot gauge, children's railroad.
The Museum is located at 12450 SW 152nd Street, Miami, Florida, adjacent to the Miami-Dade County MetroZoo, on the site of the former Naval Air Station, Richmond. This air station was the second largest WWII "Airship" base in the United States. Lakehurst, N.J. was the largest. NAS Richmond was a key link in the U.S. Navy's role in protecting shipping in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean during World War II. Although the base was open only for three years, the airships and heavier-than-air aircraft based here, provided critical air support for convoys heading to Europe, and for anti-submarine warfare. The Naval Air Station exhibit is open during regular museum hours.
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This Museum features 15 Passenger cars, 7 Steam Locomotives, 7 Diesel Locomotives, 14 Freight Cars, 2 Cranes, 4 Cabooses and much more. There is also a Model Train area and standard scale trains and a Children's area with Brio layouts. Children and adults can take a 25 minute ride with a full size THOMAS the TANK ENGINE. There are large green areas for picnics and recreation. It is also available for Field Trips, Groups, Photo shoots, Corporate and Community Events, and "Train Crew Member For-A-Day."Click here to visit their website: Gold Coast Railroad Museum
NASFL Museum - City Hall Exhibit:
Serving as one among 257 air stations during World War II
the NAS Fort Lauderdale made a big impact on the South Florida region
and the United States as a whole. Where:
City of Fort LauderdaleLocation:
Lobby Gallery, City of Fort Lauderdale, 100 N Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301Date: From November 1st to November 30th, 2011.
The Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum
will have an Exhibition about the "History of the Naval Air Station during and after WWII"-- at the City Hall in Fort Lauderdale. With 9 large poster boards, a display of mannequins dressed in WWII regalia, vintage flags and a memorial wreath. Brochures and cards will be available.
Come visit if you are in the area!
Poster Boards for the Exhibit
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All proceeds from the sale of this Calendar will benefit the Museum. Price: $24.99
Ships in 3–5 business days. DELUXE EDITION - Premium Large Calendar with 24 color and black and white images from WWII, with descriptions. A great gift for history buffs and naval art collectors! Vintage naval air illustrations and high aviation art from the collections at the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum. All proceeds will go to the Museum, a non-profit organization. The layout and images were curated by Minerva Bloom for the NASFL Museum. Click the arrows to see the whole preview or go directly to the publisher: Lulu Press
Click on arrows to see a preview!
All proceeds from the sale of this Calendar will benefit the Museum. Price:$13.99
Ships in 3–5 business days. STANDARD EDITION with 24 color and black and white images from WWII, with descriptions. A great gift for history buffs and naval art collectors! Vintage illustrations, photos and high aviation art from the collections at the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum. All proceeds will go to the Museum, a non-profit organization. The layout and images were curated by Minerva Bloom for the NASFL Museum. Click the arrows to see the whole preview or go directly to the publisher: Lulu Press