Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum Recognized

The Ohio Museums Association presented the Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum with the 2017 award for Best Exhibition under $500,000.

This recognition serves as a benchmark, illustrating the great strides, efforts and time that the BORM Volunteers and Board of Directors have dedicated to preserving the 130+ year history of the Bradford, Ohio railroad junction. With the help of Exhibit Concepts, the award winning design was produced to serve as a timeline of our railroad history, transporting visitors to by gone eras of not only our railroad history, but the history of our world, our nation and this community.

Many thanks to the BORM Volunteers, BORM Board of Directors and Exhibit Concepts for creating such a significant tribute to the history of the railroad in Bradford, Ohio.


Dr. Marilyn Kosier

President, BORM Board of Directors

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Museum Earmarks Grants and Donation for Phase 2 Additions

The Museum has received grants from Ohio Humanities Council, Vectren, Hartzell Norris Trust, Neils & Ruth Lundgard Charitable Trust, Tom E. Dailey, Gerald & Carole Miller Family Foundation, and Emerson Climate Technologies and donations from many individuals to help fund the renovation and new exhibits that are planned for the BF Tower.


Please visit our donations page to see how you can help support the museum: Support The Museum

Exhibit Additions Announced

The Museum now has an N scale model railroad that depicts the railroad structures and trackage that were unique to Bradford during it's railroad heyday.


Another new addition is the children's learning center.

BF Tower Exhibit and Signal Interactive

Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum Honored

The museum has received an Outstanding Achievement award for the video "The Oral History of the B F Tower Operators, Keepers of the Crossroads."  Marilyn Kosier accepted the award October 5 at the annual meeting of the Ohio Local History Alliance.

The museum has also won an Outstanding Achievement Award for our April 25, 2015 Abraham Lincoln program.

Railroad Heritage Festival

Saturday, June 6 @ 10am-4pm

Location: Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum

Plenty of exciting railroad exhibits, memorabilia and tours of the museum, switching station and railway park. Bring the family or your railroad won't be disappointed! This year a Drone Race and Gil Reid Art Exhibit

Featuring: Thomas the Tank Engine Ride, Children's Games, Hobo Lingo and More!

Dining By Rail

Saturday, May 4 at 6:00-9:00 pm

Location: Bradford Community Club across the Street from the Museum

Details: Come and Enjoy Railroad Dining by Chef Michael James Menu includes Pork Chops, Chicken Piccata, Potatoes, Green Bean Almondine, Stewed Tomatoes, Salad, Cheese Cake with Strawberries

  • Music will be provided by Joseph.

  • Tickets are $30 per person and will be held at the door.

  • Proceeds benefit the capital improvements at the museum.

  • Tour the museum before the call to dinner and enjoy our silent auction


Download: Dining By Rail Reservation Form

For more information call 740-654-0177 or email Marilyn Koiser at

Salute to the Railroaders

Saturday, April 4 10 am- 3 pm

Location: Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum

The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum honors present and past railroad workers. The museum hosts a program regarding events from the Bradford Junction and railroad history. Railroaders and their families are welcome to bring their stories and photographs to share. 


The museum has new interactive exhibits at the BF Tower to enjoy while at the event.


Any railroader that has never participated is encouraged to contact Marilyn Kosier, 740-215-4229.

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The BF Tower Capital Campaign Project is underway

We are currently in the planning stages of this vital project and you can help...

As a supporter of the BF Tower Project your generous gifts will help us create an interactive environment where visitors can experience the role of a Switching Station Operator and learn more about it's function within the railroad industry.

Click Here to Donate to the BF Tower Project

The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is located at:
200 North Miami Ave.

Bradford, Ohio 45308

Phone: 937-552-2196


Mailing Address:

Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum

P.O. Box 101

Bradford, Ohio 45308

Hours: Saturdays 10am-3pm  

Open: March thru December

Closed: January and February
Or by appointment: Call  937-552-2196


Age 21 and over = $10

Visiting Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum is easy…

We are located in the former Bradford National Bank Building in downtown Bradford, Ohio, just 20 minutes from I-75.

We welcome individuals, families and groups to visit our museum

BORM OMA Award Winner