Ryan Kunkle

Ryan Kunkle served as the Visitor Services Supervisor for the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, PA for over 10 years, interpreting trains of all sizes and building and maintaining several model exhibits. He is currently a Project Manager for Lionel Trains.


Ryan has built and maintained more than two dozen model railroads for private and public display in scales from Z to G. He has authored more than 50 articles and public presentations on model and prototype railroads.


Ryan holds a Bachelors degree from the Honors College at Millersville University in American History and a Masters in American History and Museum Studies from the University of Delaware.

Ryan Kunkle

My love of trains began as a young child and has never faded. This hobby has introduced me to many great skills, talents, and friends. My current model railroad project replicates Conrail's operations around Pittsburgh, PA in October of 1996 in a 24 ft x 40 ft multi-level HO scale layout. When I'm not around trains at work or my railroad building, I enjoy riding and photographing trains from trackside, especially when I can enjoy them with my children.

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