Drake Well Museum and Park
Birthplace of the modern petroleum industry, August 27, 1859. Drake Well Museum tells the story of the beginning of the modern oil industry with orientation videos, exhibits, operating oil field machinery and historic buildings in a park setting. The trailhead for the Oil Creek State Park's paved bike trail begins here as well. We encourage you to add this to your itinerary for your visit to our area.
Oil Creek State Park
The Oil Creek Valley is the site of the world’s first commercial oil well. Oil Creek State Park tells the story of the early petroleum industry by interpreting oil boomtowns, oil wells and early transportation. Scenic Oil Creek carves a valley of deep hollows, steep hillsides and wetlands. Our excursions take you through the park, but you will want to visit the park for the paved bike trail, 52 miles of hiking trails, fishing, skiiling, sleding and just exploring the great outdoors.
Oil Creek & Titusville Lines
The Oil Creek & Titusville Lines provides freight service between Rouseville and Titusville, PA in northwest Pennsylvania. This area is prime hardwood lumber territory, as well as a natural gas production area.
Pennsylvania Railroad Museum
The Pennsylvania Railroad Museum, in Strasburg, PA, houses the historical equipment of the Pennsylvania Railroad and a vast collection of other equipment and artifacts.
Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad
WNY&P is the railroad with which we interchange at Rynd Farm, our southern terminus. Their connections allow OCTL, our designated operator, to ship freight to, or receive it from, any other railroad in North America. Our line was part of an earlier incarnation of the WNY&P.
National Model Railroad Association (NMRA)
The foremost model railroad group in the world. It has 3,500 railroad- oriented links; model, prototype, tourist, books. If you want it, they have it.
RailServe.com: The Internet Railroad Directory
This site has over 11,000 rail-related links, search engine, daily rail news, free classified ads, discussion board, Train Simulator add-ons, and more!
The Association of Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums
This is the tourist railroads' organization web site. This is pure prototype, "12 inches to the foot" railroading.
Web site links to all sorts of railroad-oriented web sites - for-profit railroads, railroad hobby shops, and everything in between. We're listed here under Museums.
This website contains some history information regarding the early oil industry.
Lake Shore Railway Historical Society
Founded in 1956, the Lake Shore Railway Historical Society, Inc. (LSRHS) is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer educational organization operating a railroad museum on the grounds of the former New York Central Railroad passenger depot in the borough of North East in Erie County, Pennsylvania