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, and presents interactive exhibits and innovative programs for learners of all ages and abilties.
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 adult educational opportunities.
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. We invite you to come and explore the National Railroad Museum!
We rely on many businesses, organizations and inviduals who generously support the Museum. CLICK HERE to make a donation in support of the educational mission of the National Railroad Museum.
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.
This holiday season, the National Railroad Museum will again host a Festival of Trees. This year's theme is "Holly, Jolly Christmas!"
Local businesses and organizations sponsor and decorate trees that will be on display in the Museum's Frederick J. Lenfestey Center from Friday, November 28 through Sunday, January 4.
To express our thanks during the holiday season, Museum admission from Friday, November 28 through Sunday, January 4 is $5.00. Children under age 3 are always free.
Come visit the Museum and enjoy these beautifully decorated holiday trees!
For further information on how your organization can be a tree sponsor, please contact Deanna Novak at (920)437-7623 x 12 or click on the registration form below. At this time, you must provide your own tree. Space is limited!
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.