Blog Archives - National Railroad Museum


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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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Spring Member Spotlight

Member Names: Tenille, Dustin, Remington, and Pryor P. What made you become a member at the National Railroad Museum? We were given a family membership as a gift 3 years ago and it has been an absolute blessing. What is your favorite part of being a member at the museum? […]

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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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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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Join Us For Winter Railroad Storytime!

Date & Times: Tuesdays – 2:30 p.m. – January 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26 & March 5 Wednesdays – 10:00 a.m. January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6 Wednesdays – 1:00 p.m. – January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March […]

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