Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad

Points of Interest

Points of Interest and Local Resources

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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.

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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, skiing, sledding and just exploring the great outdoors.

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Petroleum History

This website contains some history information regarding the early oil industry.

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.

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

Meadville Railroad Depot

A nonprofit organization with plans to restore the building for use as a railroad museum and community center.

Western PA Model Railroad Museum

The WPMRM is a nonprofit organization located in Gibsonia, PA, whose purpose is to promote and preserve the history of railroads in Western Pennsylvania through the hobby of model railroading.

Greenville Railroad Park & Museum

Started in 1985 by a group of volunteers interested in preserving and promoting Greenville’s railroad history.

Harlansburg Station

Museum of transportation.

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.

Ligonier Valley Rail Road Museum

Housed in an original Ligonier Valley Rail Road station built around 1896.

Monongahela River, Rail and Transportation Museum

Various artifacts from the rail, river and local history.

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

A collection of over 50 cars.

Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association

Formed in 1985 to preserve the railroading history and heritage of the Mahoning Valley in Ohio.

Corner Field Model Railroad Museum & Trading Post Train Shop

Largest family owned 3-Rail layout in the United States. It has over 3,000 thousand buildings, over 7,000  feet of track, hundreds of freight cars, 200+ different types of engines which include steam, diesel, electric, subway, etc.

Conneaut Railroad Museum

Located in Conneaut, OH.

New York & Lake Erie Railroad

The New York & Lake Erie Railroad rail line dates back to the early 1850s. Located in NY and serves as a carrier of freight for the businesses along their line and provides many passenger excursions.

Salamanca Rail Museum

Built in 1912 by the Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad, located in Salamana, NY.

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, and 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!

HeritageRail Alliance

From the steam locomotive to the streetcar and the expansive museum to the preserved station, HeritageRail Alliance is the gateway to railway tourism and preservation.


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.

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