In conjunction with the exhibition match between European soccer powers FC Bayern Munich (Germany) and Manchester City (England) on July 23, 2022, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, the National Railroad Museum is presenting a temporary online photo gallery featuring a few items in the Museum’s collection with connections to the teams’ host countries. The photos will remain online through summer 2022.
The Museum’s collection features more than 100,000 items, ranging in size from pins to full-size train cars. Most of the items are from the United States, but some have ties to other countries, including the items featured below.
Billed as the USA Cup, it was the first soccer match to be played at historic Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. Lambeau Field is less than 2 miles northwest of the National Railroad Museum, 2285 S. Broadway, Green Bay. The match was part of FC Bayern Munich’s preseason Audi Summer Tour.
ABOVE: This copper, kerosene hand lantern, from British Railways, was reported to have come from General Dwight D. Eisenhower's personal train.
ABOVE: A translated German signal book used by the 21st Army Group in Germany during and after World War II.
ABOVE: The National Railroad Museum is proud to have the only A4 Class locomotive in the United States. This British locomotive was renamed for General Dwight D. Eisenhower after World War II. Along with this engine are two London and North Eastern Railroad cars that were converted for Eisenhower’s use during the war – all three are now housed in the Museum’s Lenfestey Center. The Dwight D. Eisenhower locomotive arrived at the National Railroad Museum on Memorial Day in 1964. Eisenhower himself visited the museum in September of that year.
ABOVE: This undated postcard shows a colored drawing of the train station in Frankfurt, Germany.
ABOVE: A gold tone metal with blue enamel British Railways tie clip.
ABOVE: This undated postcard shows Bavarian State Railroad No. 267 "Maxburg" steam locomotive.
ABOVE: This souvenir name plate, made in England, celebrated the Flying Scotman's visit to the United States in 1969.
ABOVE: German paper currency from the 1930s-1940s.
ABOVE: This OO gauge model of the Dwight D. Eisenhower A4 locomotive was created to commemorate its inclusion in The Great Gathering in England in 2013. It was produced by Hornby in the United Kingdom.
ABOVE: This undated postcard shows a colored drawing of the train station in Cologne, Germany.
Daniel Liedtke, Curator, (920) 437-7623, ext. 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org