Greenville Railroad Park

"So the Old Will Remember and the Young Will Know"


The Park was started in 1985 by a group of volunteers interested in preserving and promoting Greenville’s railroad history. The property was donated by Mr. Marc Rinella. The Bessemer Railroad donated the 1936 steam engine, an iron ore car and caboose #1985. Over the next few years a group of very dedicated volunteers built the museum building, the operator’s office/gift shop, the speeder shed, the maintenance shed and completely landscaped the grounds. Along the way another caboose was donated by the UP Railroad, a flat car came from Cooper Bessemer, and the W&LE caboose arrived from Norfolk Southern. The Park would not exist were it not for the hundreds of volunteers who gave their time and money over the years to make it all possible. To all of them and the over 180 members we have today, we say a heartfelt 'thank you.'

Greenville Railroad Park

grp_state The Greenville Railroad Park was founded in 1985 upon reception of a rare 0-10-2 "Union" type steam engine from the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad shops in town. Together with the large steamer, a handful of cabooses and other railroad equipment form a small museum in downtown Greenville, Pennsylvania -- adjacent to the former Erie Railroad (now Norfolk Southern) right-of-way and just blocks from the B&LE shops.

Motive Power

Union Railroad #304

  • builder:Baldwin Locomotive Works
  • arrangement:0-10-2 "Union" switcher
  • built:1936
  • fuel:coal/water
  • notes:
  • blt Union Railroad #304
    to Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range, 1945
    retired 1958
    stored by Bessemer & Lake Erie
    to static display, 1985
  • largest steam switch engine produced
  • builder
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    Greenville, Pa / Aug 2017 / RWH

    Rolling Stock


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    This page was updated on 2017-08-26