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Summer Railroad Camp Registration

It’s a summer camp all about trains! During these five-day camps you’ll enjoy many different activities relating to trains and railroads. You will explore the National Railroad Museum and work with Museum staff members and trained volunteers to learn about ...
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Requiem For Steam: The Railroad Photographs of David Plowden

A new photography exhibit opened February 3, 2018, featuring the railroad photography of David Plowden, a well-known American photographer that created iconic images of the nation’s railroads. His fascination with railroads was the root of his life’s work as a ...
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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 ...
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Railroading Merit Badge Workshop – Register Now!

Following the merit badge requirements, Scouts participate in a series of six workshops. Successful completion of the activities will earn the Railroading Merit Badge. During this engaging program, we learn about rail safety, how locomotives work, what freight trains carry, ...
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Now Hiring Restoration Specialist

The National Railroad Musem is now accepting applications for the exciting position of Restoration Specialist. SUMMARY Conducts restoration work on rolling stock and buildings; maintains structural, aesthetic, and historical integrity of rolling stock and Museum structures. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ...
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Railroad Camp Registration Open!

It’s a summer camp all about trains! During these five-day camps, you’ll enjoy many different activities relating to trains and railroads. You will explore the National Railroad Museum and work with Museum staff members and trained volunteers to learn about ...
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Weddings at the Museum

Did you get engaged to the love of your life over the holidays? If so, then the wedding planning is likely just beginning. One of the first steps in wedding planning is often picking a location. The National Railroad Museum ...
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