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P.O. Box 53
Cowan, TN 37318-0053

Cowan Railroad Museum
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Artifacts and Memorabilia at the Cowan Railroad Museum

In the thirty-some years that the Museum has existed, many interesting and historic educational pieces have emerged from private collections. Most have been donated outright and a few are on loan. It has been wonderful, the participation of local people from the Franklin County, TN area as well as folks from all over the country who believed in the value of the growing Cowan RR Museum. A highly varied collection of smaller memorabilia (railroadiana) inside the historic Depot at Cowan is available for your scrutiny, education and enjoyment. Many one-of-a-kind pieces reside in our collection and are on prominent display, including some rare folk art concerning the area or railroading.

Donating or loaning to the Cowan RR museum is easy and very much appreciated. It is a way to share your memories through artifacts you may have had for so long, just hidden away. If you are unsure at to the item’s interest and value to the public eye, just pick up the phone and call us anytime. Someone will be glad to discuss the importance of whatever artifact you may wish to display, no matter how large or small. Nothing is insignificant in fleshing out the flavor of a turn of the century Railroad Depot.

A brief overview of some of the artifacts on display here in Cowan, Tennessee follows.

Full size equipment:

Wood frame depot, Cr 1904
Steam locomotive
Flat Car
Fairmont Motor Cars

Model Railroading

HO scale model railroad
Live steam locomotive

Railroad Vignettes and Furniture


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