The Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum has paid $550,000 for an 1.5-acre parcel of land in Lenox officials say will eventually be used to expand the railroading museum.
The purchase includes a 12,000-square foot building that eventually will be razed to give the nonprofit the room it needs to expand. Attorney Pamela Green tells The Berkshire Eagle that the museum intends to apply for grants and hold a series of fundraisers to pay for the land. The museum intends to build a restoration shop for its historic railroad equipment, and an exhibit building to catalog and display railroad artifacts.
The Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum was founded in 1984 to preserve the history of railroading in the region.