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.
Mark your calendars, The Great Bunny Train will be back in the station in March. Ride the train to find all the funny bunnies! Hippity hop along as we take a trip to Bunnyland!
$12.00 for adults and children
$11.00 for Museum Members
There is no need to purchase tickets in advance, they will be available at the door on the days of the event.
Ride along with Thomas the Tank EngineTM! Enjoy a ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt, play on the bouncy houses, make crafts and more! Tickets will be available online. Ticket sale date has been moved to February 16, 2015. Stay tuned for further details!
Join us for the Fifth Annual Rails & Ales Brewfest on Saturday evening, September 19, 2015. Save the date! Tickets go on sale on our website on April 1, 2015.