Immerse Yourself in Industrial Heritage with The Age of Steam Roundhouse Ferroequinologist Tours

All aboard! We invite you to step back in time and delve into the captivating world of steam power. Today, we extend an exclusive invitation to an immersive, educational journey like no other, only at the Age of Steam Roundhouse: the Ferroequinologist Tour.

An Introduction to the Ferroequinologist Tours

Our Ferroequinologist Tour takes you on an exclusive three-hour journey around the Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum. Unlike regular tours, here, you get a closer inspection of our unique collection of steam locomotives and are guided through areas of the complex that are not accessible to the normal tour groups. 

Discover our Tour Highlights

Our Ferroequinologist Tour offers an extended three-hour exploration into the heart of steam locomotive history and engineering. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Steam Locomotives: Explore our extensive collection of steam locomotives. Each engine has its own story, from its construction and unique features to the role it played in history. Discover the evolution of steam locomotive design and technology through the years. We will even allow participating guests up into the cab of one of our steam locomotives to tell them about the various valves, knobs, levers, and other devices that allow the crew to operate it.
  • Restoration Shop: Get an inside look at where the magic happens in our industrious Restoration Shop. Here, locomotives and rail cars are carefully restored to their former glory. Learn about the restoration process, from disassembly and repair to painting and testing.
  • Turntable: Take a spin on our 115 ft. turntable. Understand how this crucial piece of railroad infrastructure was used to maneuver locomotives and how it’s preserved as a functional artifact today.
  • Machine Shop: Take a walk through our Machine Shop, where parts are fabricated and machinery is maintained. This behind-the-scenes look reveals how blending old and new technologies keeps our collection in working order.
  • Store House: Lastly, our Store House is overflowing with wonders. It houses an array of items that support the roundhouse operations and preserve its history.

This journey through the Age of Steam Roundhouse is not just about observing these marvels; it’s an educational experience that offers a glimpse into the mechanics that maintained these iron giants. You’ll understand the engineering feats, labor, and advancements that powered these locomotives and played a crucial role in shaping the modern world.

Vital Tour Logistics

To ensure that every participant gets the most out of our tour, we have implemented several important guidelines to maintain the quality of the experience. Here’s what you need to know about the tour logistics:

  • Limited Group Size: Each tour is exclusive, consisting of one guide, one assistant, and only a limited number of attendees. This small group format ensures a personal and in-depth experience for everyone involved.
  • Pre-Booking Required: All spots on the tour must be booked in advance. We do this to manage group sizes effectively and provide the best experience for our guests. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walk-ins.
  • Comfortable Footwear: Given the nature of the tour, which involves considerable walking and standing, we advise all participants to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. This ensures you can navigate the roundhouse and its surroundings without any discomfort or injury.
  • Arrive Prepared: We encourage our guests to come prepared for the weather. Different portions of the tour will be conducted indoors and outdoors, regardless of the weather (unless it is deemed hazardous to be outside), and we urge all of our guests to plan for any potentially inclement weather. 

By adhering to these guidelines, we aim to provide an intimate, engaging, and unforgettable tour experience. We will take you up close with the wonders of steam locomotion and the rich industrial heritage preserved at the Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum.

Who Should Attend?

The Ferroequinologist Tour is perfect for railroad enthusiasts and lovers of history and industrial heritage. The Ferroequinologist Tour is tailored for the informed enthusiast eager to deepen their knowledge and experience.

Book Your Tickets Today!

Ready for an enlightening journey to the past? Advanced bookings are necessary, so purchase your tickets today. Limited slots are available, so we encourage you to book soon. Your journey into the fascinating world of steam engineering awaits! The echoes of the steam age call out: are you ready to ride the rails of the past?