The world's largest steam locomotive, weighing in at 1.1 million pounds.
The GG-1 is America’s most famous electric locomotive. Its steamlined body has been featured on a U.S. postage stamp, as a Lionel toy train, and in dozen’s of artists’s paintings over the years.
Fast and fashionable, the Aerotrain was designed to travel at over 100mph. Charles Jordan led the design team at GM, and was also responsible for the famous Cadillac tail fins introduced in the late 1950s.
Drumheads are illuminated signs bearing the logos of trains. These were attached to the rear of the last car, and offered a powerful way for train lines to brand themselves. Our collection of these rare railroad artifacts is the largest know to exist.
Welcome to the National Railroad Museum! Our mission is to educate the public through programs, exhibits and preservation projects about the ongoing impact of railroads on our lives. The Museum maintains a noteworthy collection of railroad objects, photographs, manuscripts and rolling stock.
The Museum's educational programs for students reinforce school curriculum including arts and history as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields of study. The railroad theme engages students, allowing them to discover learning in a way that is fun and interactive. The Museum also offers a variety of educational opportunities for adults.
The impact of the Museum is significant, with an annual attendance of 75,000. Two thirds of our members are families. On average, 5,600 patrons particiapte in educational programs per year. We invite you to come and explore the National Railroad Museum!
Boy Scouts can earn the Railroading Merit Badge during this engaging, hands-on, one-day workshop. Learn how to plan an Amtrak trip, what freight trains carry, how locomotive generate power, how to stay safe around trains and more.
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For more information and FAQ download visit our Learn > Education page
The Polar Express™ at the National Railroad Museum features a live rendition of the Hot Chocolate Dance followed by a dramatic reading of the original Polar Express™ book. Patrons then board the train for the ride to the North Pole. Once we reach top of the world, Santa personally greets each and every child.
You may purchase tickets online at our website at www.nationalrrmuseum.org or call (877) 772-5425 to purchase tickets by telephone. You may also visit our Museum Store in person to purchase tickets during regular hours.
Join us on September 19, 2015 for an evening of craft beer, fine wine and delicious food samples among the historic locomotives at the National Railroad Museum!
Tickets are limited and on sale now!
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Enter code: nrrm5 for $5.00 off a Standard ticket.
Must be 21 to attend. I.D. is required for all ages.