WHAT IS THE ROCKY MOUNT RAILROAD MUSEUM?
The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum, (RMRRM), is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization located in the Helen P. Gay Rocky Mount Historic Train Station. The museum was conceived during the spring of 2009 by Mrs. Joyce Edwards Dantzler in fond memory of her father’s, Thomas Edwards, Jr., love for model trains and in honor of all railroad employees dating back to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and up to the CSX Corporation.
Mrs. Dantzler and several other descendants of railroad employees along with train enthusiasts, decided to create a railroad museum. The museum displays historic trains, train artifacts, pictures, paintings, historic documents and videos. Operational model HO and O Gauge trains, traveling through realistic community scenes of towns, farms with animals, mountains, and people, delight everyone.
The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum invites museum friends to donate their train items and model trains that the museum, upon examination, may be able to use. The items will be showcased for the public to view and learn about. As the museum’s inventory increases, the items will be rotated out during the year.
One objective of The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum is to attract railroad enthusiasts and children so they will learn how beneficial the railroad was and continues to be, in the growth and development of Rocky Mount, especially since the CSX modal is located here.
PROJECTS OF THE ROCKY MOUNT RAILROAD MUSEUM
The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum has participated in various events over the course of its establishment. Objects of operational trains, train murals, lanterns, coal shovels, large scale trains and other items have been displayed at city and holiday functions. All of these items are located in our museum in the Helen P. Gay Rocky Mount Historic Train Station. The museum opened to the public in October 2022. The Rocky Mount Railroad Museum continues to move forward with the help of its members, grant funds, corporations and dedicated supporters. The museum values its involvement with the community through this undertaking. The RMRRM TEAM is encouraged by community support through memberships and tax-deductible financial donations. We thank you for your interest.
Joyce Edwards Dantzler, President