Dale Robertson, Author at National Railroad Museum

Dale Robertson

Tips for Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

It’s time for the Great Pumpkin Train! Here are a few tips on how to pick that perfect Halloween pumpkin. Make sure it’s Orange Pumpkins come in a variety of colors. For that perfect pumpkin, look for one with the fewest color imperfections. A pumpkin with a deeper orange is […]

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National Railroad Museum Pet Policy

Pets are an important part of our lives. We want everyone to enjoy their visit to the National Railroad Museum. For the safety of our patrons and their pets, we do not allow dogs into the Museum buildings, grounds, or any train. If you are traveling with your pets, here […]

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Fall Railroad Storytime

Join Miss Julie in our Children’s Discovery Depot for stories, songs, crafts and a whole bunch of train fun! Fall Railroad Storytime is open to everyone and is ideal for children ages 3-5 and their adults. The program lasts approximately 35 min. and is followed by stay-and-play activities. If you […]

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Talk Like a Pirate Day 2018

Train Robberies By: Bob Lettenberger, National Railroad Museum education director  “Hand over ye gold!” Whether speaking on the high seas or the high iron, this demand at gunpoint is the stuff of true crime and pure legend. Pirates, marauders, robbers, gunmen, crooks, privateers—whatever you call them—have been and continued to […]

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Fall Inspired Wedding Ideas

The days are growing shorter and there’s a beautiful crispness to the air. With the explosion of colors, fall is a bride’s dream backdrop for her big day, lending lots of inspiration for everything from the food to the décor. If you’re an autumn bride, here are a few seasonal […]

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Boosting Your Health through Volunteering

There are many benefits to volunteering. Two of the most important benefits is the impact it has on your physical and mental health. According to study done at the University of Michigan, individuals who volunteer tend to live longer than those who don’t. But it’s not just longevity that’s a […]

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Leaving Behind a Lasting Legacy

We are guaranteed two things in this life — death and taxes. When we leave this world, most people want to leave the world a better place. There are many ways you can create a legacy that will be remembered for generations. The National Railroad Museum provides opportunities for donations […]

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Dothan Dining Car Restoration Update

The Museum is restoring a 1920s Atlantic Coast Line Dothan dining car for operation on site. Thanks to Trains Magazine, you can take a video tour with Daniel Liedtke, Museum Operations Manager/Curator, as he talks about the process and takes a look at the history of the car. CLICK HERE […]

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FESTIVAL OF TREES — now on display until January 6, 2019Find out more >>