Cincinnati Museum Center

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neanderman
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Cincinnati Museum Center

Post by neanderman » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:13 pm

Having once been "the machine tool capital of the world", the Cincinnati Historical Society, in the Cincinnati Museum Center (housed in Cincinnati Union Terminal) has a nice small display of some vintage machine tools.

IIRC, they have a lathe, a planer and a milling machine (can't remember if its horizontal or vertical...) all hooked up to an overhead belt system and occasionally have a machinist there demonstrating their use.

They also have a few other non-working machines and a 'family tree' of the local companies that once made many of the machines we all know and love.
Ed

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Jawn
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Re: Cincinnati Museum Center

Post by Jawn » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:24 pm

I was not aware they had that. I've been there a number of times for Summerail, always enjoyed that and visiting Tower A.

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Re: Cincinnati Museum Center

Post by tornitore45 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:13 pm

Sometime ago there was a post with interesting places to visit.
Unfortunately many are far from my usual summer migration from TX to western NY

Come on guys post some place to see in that corridor.

NY; PA; OH; WV; NC; TN; GA; AR

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Mauro Gaetano
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Re: Cincinnati Museum Center

Post by Jawn » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:18 pm

tornitore45 wrote:Sometime ago there was a post with interesting places to visit.
Unfortunately many are far from my usual summer migration from TX to western NY

Come on guys post some place to see in that corridor.

NY; PA; OH; WV; NC; TN; GA; AR

Thanks
Spencer, NC: NC transportation museum
Kennesaw, GA: southern museum of civil war and locomotive history
Duluth, GA: Southeastern Railway Museum
Savannah, GA: Georgia state railroad museum (I haven't been to this one yet)

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Re: Cincinnati Museum Center

Post by tornitore45 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:08 pm

Thank you Jawn.
Mauro Gaetano
in Austin TX

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Re: Cincinnati Museum Center

Post by neanderman » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:47 pm

Western Maryland Scenic Railway. Cumberland, MD (on the WV border, just south of the PA border.) Operating steam trip; they may have a shop tour. They're restoring a Mallet they got from the B&O museum.
Ed

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Re: Cincinnati Museum Center

Post by tornitore45 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:31 am

That is great, will be driving from Buffalo to Austin and need to break the dreadful drive.
We do it every year so we can do a couple each year.
Mauro Gaetano
in Austin TX

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