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Railroads Strive to Reduce the Carbon Footprint and Increase Sustainability

As talk of reducing pollution and greenhouse gases continues, railroads strive to make their industry eco-friendlier and increase the use of technology needed to reduce their carbon footprint on the environment. We will explore how fuel efficiency, practicing sustainability, and using alternative resources—which enable the railroad industry to accomplish its goal of reducing emissions—save time,…

Fine Dining on the Rails

Imagine the finest dining experience you ever had.  Now transfer that experience into an early 1900s railroad car.  Dining in a railroad car was a one-of-a-kind experience.  Its class and sophistication were competing forces between rail lines for the best service provided and the dishes were contending with five-star restaurants from coast to coast. Everything…

Five Facts You Might Not Know About the Big Boy

We all know the old, tried, and sometimes true saying “Bigger is Better.” Yes, a significantly enlarged bowl of ice cream on a hot summer day is for sure better. Finding out that your car repair bill is larger than anticipated … well, not so good. In the late 1930s, bigger was better in the…

Hibernian Railroads: A Little Green Trivia

As we prepare to mark this year’s edition of that most joyous day when we all discover just a wee bit of our heritage hails from the Emerald Isle, allow me to provide you with a few new bits of trivia to toss about over your pints. My Irish friends, take the word of Bobby…

National Railroad Museum Pet Policy

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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 is a list of area…

Boosting Your Health through Volunteering

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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 benefit. Here are a few…

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the National Railroad Museum

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At the National Railroad Museum, we talk a lot about our exhibits and educate our guests on the rolling stock we have for them to view, as well as railroad history, but there are a few things you might not know about the museum. The museum was designated by Congress as the National Railroad Museum…

Leaving Behind a Lasting Legacy

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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 that will make an immediate…

Planning Your Trip to the National Railroad Museum

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Planning a trip can be stressful. How do I get to where I am going? What can I see when I am there? How long should I plan on staying? What do I need to bring with me? Here are some helpful tips for planning your visit to the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay,…