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!
Join us on Saturday, July 30th for...
The National Railroad Museum's Celebration of Past, Present, and Future!
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Reduced Admission - $5.00 for all; free to members and Canadian National employees with ID. Free train rides (EXCEPT for Cab and Caboose rides which are $5.00/person)
Celebrating the Past - Museum's 60th Anniversary!
Celebrating the Present - Dedication of a newly-restored box car donated by Canadian National Railway.
Celebrating the Future - Sharing exciting news and plans for the future of the Museum.
Join us - All Aboard!
All Aboard! Join in the National Railroad Museum’s annual “fun”draiser! This annual event is always a sell out, so act fast to make it a night out to remember as you enjoy fun and camaraderie among the historic rail locomotives and rail cars while sampling craft beers, regional wines, and food prepared by local restaurants, and bidding on an awesome array of items, trips, fun packages, gift certificates, etc. A memorable evening of fun and fundraising to help support the National Railroad Museum!
Main Event – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (limited to the first 400 tickets)
Standard tickets: $35 in advance (online) or $45 at the door which includes
o craft beers, regional wines, food samples from area restaurants,
o games, activities, rail trivia,
o a souvenir glass,
o and a wide array of auction and raffle items to bid on and win!
Premium Events in the Silver Spirit dining car (unique - limited to 24 passengers per event time)
o Tickets: $65 in advance only which includes a 3-course dinner with beer and wine pairings in addition to all the Main Event offerings as well…..AND a special auction item only Premium guests have an opportunity to bid on in the Depot!
o Tickets: $55 in advance only which includes a wide array of dessert selections with beer and wine pairings in addition to all the Main Event offerings as well…..AND a special auction item only Premium guests have an opportunity to bid on in the Depot!
Must be 21 to attend and I.D. will be required at entry for all ages.
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.