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 classic Christmas tale comes alive in a dramatic reading and train ride. The Museum closes at 2:00 pm on each day of the event. All show are at 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 7:00 pm, except for Wednesday and Thursday shows, which will be at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm only.
Tickets are sold out for 2014!
To print or re-issue your tickets, please click the Polar Express bell.
Event Time: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Train Times: 9:10am, 9:45am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 1:00pm,
1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 4:45pm
$10 for both adults and children, $9 for members. Free for ages 2 & under.
Each admission to the Great Pumpkin Train includes a variety of entertainment, crafts and games for children of all ages – and a chance to ride the train to the pumpkin patch. Concessions will be available. There is no need to purchase tickets in advance, tickets will be available at the Museum on the days of the event.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Railroading Merit Badge Workshop. Click here to register.
Scouts can earn the Railroading Merit Badge in one day by participating in a series of six activity stations.