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 inspire lifelong learning by providing dynamic educational opportunities through the preservation of railroad objects, engaging exhibits and innovative programs.
The Museum maintains a noteworthy collection of railroad objects, photographs, manuscripts and rolling stock. The Museum's educational programs for students are interactive and reinforce school curriculum including arts and history as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields of study. 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 participate in educational programs per year. We invite you to come and explore the National Railroad Museum!
The National Railroad Museum has begun a Capital Campaign for an exciting expansion.
Visit www.nrmcapitalcampaign.org for more information!
Fall Storytime will feature train stories, railroad activities, and weekly take-home crafts.
Polar Express™ Tickets Go on Sale July 25 at 10:00 am
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 the top of the world, Santa personally greets each and every child.
November 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 30
December 1, 2, 3, 4
Wednesday and Thursday shows are at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday shows are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.