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.
The National Railroad Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets artifacts related to the American rail experience. Our collection contains thousands of objects ranging from personal gear to some of the world's rarest rolling stock. We have 30,000 sq. ft. of facilities on 33 acres along the scenic Fox River. Our collection serves as a stunning visual reminder of America's past, and the role that rail played in forging our nation.
The Great Bunny Train is coming! Enjoy a train ride to Bunnyland, meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs filled with candy and prizes. Participate in springtime crafts and bunny games and enter our coloring contest for a prize! There is no need to purchase tickets in advance, tickets will be available at the Museum on the days of the event.
$10 for both adults and children, $9 for members. Free for ages 2 & under.
Train Times: 9:10am. 9:45am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 1:00pm,
1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 4:45pm
Music with Mr. Billy
Magic with Jeff McMullan
Concessions: Sandwiches and Cookies available from Great Harvest Bread Co., chips and beverages.
Enjoy a train ride with Thomas the Train Engine(tm)! Enjoy the arts and crafts, bounce houses, and even meet Sir Topham Hatt! Tickets on Sale March 5th, 2014 Buy Tickets Now!
Stroll among the Museum's historic trains while sampling dozens of craft beers, fine wines and food prepared by local chefs!
Unlike other beer events, the Rails & Ales Brewfest allows you to converse casually with brewers and learn about their products as the number of tickets is limited.
Standard Ticket ($35 in advance; $45 at the door)
Enjoy unlimited craft beer, wine and food samples and take home a souvenir pint glass.
Premium Ticket ($55 advance reservation only. Two Premium seatings, each limited to 24 passengers at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.)
Enjoy a 3-course dinner aboard the Museum's restored 1939 dinette-lounge car Silver Spirit paired with additional beer and wine selections as well as unlimited craft beer, wine and food samples in the Sampling Hall and take home a souvenir pint glass.
Tickets go on sale April 1, 2014.