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Tom Flanary

Tom Flanary

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

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Thursday, 20 August 2015 20:37

Volunteers Needed for Polar Express


Thursday, 20 August 2015 03:42

Help Wanted: Museum Assistants

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is hiring two positions: 

  • Assistant to the Executive Director
  • Museum Store Operator (General Aide)

See the attached job descriptions for more information, or call 305 253 0063 if you have any questions.

Saturday, 11 July 2015 19:41

The Polar Express 2015 Season Auditions


The Polar Express 2015 Season Auditions

Hosted by the Gold Coast Railroad Museum

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum & Cobblestone Characters have released a casting call for a Warner Brothers Production of The Polar Express Train Ride. We are looking for energetic Male & Female actors for a series of shows. GCRM is seeking energetic actors with great comedic skills. 

We are looking for paid actors for the following : 

  • Chefs - Highly Energetic Singers / Actors - All Ages
  • Hero Boy - 10-12 year old boy
  • Hobos/Conductor Assistant - All Ages, Males 

Auditions will take place on September 12 & 13 12p-4p by appointment only. If you are interested, call Theresa Brewer at 305-322-3001 or send an email to .  Prepare a short comedic monologue not to exceed 3 minutes. If auditioning for a Chef position, please be prepared to sing. 

This is an evening series which occurs from November 27 to December 27. We're hoping to find individuals who can perform on all of the above listed days. If unable to do so, individuals will be considered on a case by case basis. 

In addition to the paid positions, the Gold Coast Railroad is soliciting actor volunteers for Elves, Hobos, and Pajama Greeters. If interested please email our staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 305 253 0063 for more information.

Monday, 25 May 2015 15:28

General Membership Meeting

The annual GCRM membership meeting will be held on Sunday, June 14th, 2015 at 5:00 PM in the Gold Coast Railroad Musuem. This is a great opportunity to come out and meet other members, volunteers, and introduce yourself to the Board of Directors.

Ballots for voting on the Board of Directors are due at the meeting, you may mail yours back to us, or bring it to us before the meeting starts.

Monday, 14 July 2014 14:04

We need your donations!

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. 

Warmest Regards,

Lilia Fontana
Executive Director
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
12450 SW 152nd Street
Miami, FL 33177-1402
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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.


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