Tom Flanary is a Director on the Board of Directors, and maintains the website for GCRM. He has been involved in GCRM as a volunteer since 2011, and has been a director since 2012. If you have comments, concerns, or questions, please contact him directly at Tom.Flanary@gcrm.org
Now in existence since 1957, the Gold Coast Railroad Museum continues to strive to expand its programs and offerings to our patrons. We hope that you will be able to take part in one or more of the many exciting events that we are offering this year and experience firsthand the pride we take in supporting our cause.
It is the mission of the Museum to serve by educating all who walk through its doors. Its service through education focuses on visual and tactile interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary exhibits, programs, inter-generational outreach activities and special artistic and cultural events which speak to the richness and diversity of Florida’s industrial heritage.
In order to meet our mission and provide services to Miami-Dade County, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals just like you, we wouldn't be able to serve the county’s residents as well as visitors to Miami-Dade each year.
We ask that you make a commitment to support our appeal by making a cash donation. We hope that you will be able to make a contribution to any one of the following projects. Your generosity will make a difference in our community by allowing us to continue in our work. Remember that every donation makes a difference, regardless of size. Thank you in advance for your support!
Projects in need:
1. Purchase of Railroad Ties
2. Solid Rocket Booster parts with a skirt car are being donated by NASA. We need funds to have it moved on to the museum property.
Donations may also be made in person at our museum store.
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
12450 SW 152nd Street
Miami, FL 33177-1402
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is an independent 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, we count on the support and generosity of our members, donors, sponsors and volunteers.
Home of the Presidential Railcar – U.S. 1 – Ferdinand Magellan.
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum's annual General membership meeting occured on Sunday June 29th. There were approximately 20-30 members in attendance. Out of the many people running for the 3 board of Director's positions, David McFadden, Connie Greer, and Russell Swain were all reelected, by a very close margin. Upon completion of the election, the 2014 Board of Directors voted for the Officer positions. Russell Swain remains as President. John Tompkins remains as Vice President, Jamie Jones remains as Treasurer, and Jose Izquierdo assumes the role of Secretary, as David McFadden wished not to run for the position. This board and it's officers shall be in effect until June of 2015, at which time 3 new positions on the Board will be up for reelection, as well as a new core of Officers shall be appointed by the board.
Earlier in March, the NASA #2 Locomotive arrived at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. The NASA #2 was released from the NASA Space Program after the Space Shuttle Program completion. GCRM was the lucky winner of the bid. This locomotive is a EMD SW1500 originallly built for Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad, in Illinois and Indiana. It was later sold to NASA, who used it to haul parts and boosters for the Space Shuttle Program.
GCRM is proud to announce the upcoming Day Out with Thomas 2014! Thomas will be visiting on the first two weekends in March. Visit the Day Out With Thomas events page for more information and how you can purchase tickets!
It is with great anguish and sorrow that we must make the following announcement. William Jennings Godfrey, Jr., the Founder of the Gold Coast Railroad passed away on September 9th in his North Carolina home. His great contributions to this organization will be never forgotten, and he was an absolute great individual who will be missed. Click Read More for Mr. Godfrey's biography and to leave a message on a website for his family.
After working on it over this weekend, GCRM's beloved 1956 CB&Q EMD E8A No. 9913 recieved some much needed repairs to the rear Head End Power generator. Thanks to our dedicated volunteers John Tompkins, Jr. and David McIntyre, the 500 kilowat generator recieved attention relating to it's fuel. Previous to the repair, the generator was hunting and unstable. Expect to see the CB&Q No. 9913 at this month's First Saturday and Spooky Halloween.