Museum of the American Railroad by Museum of the American Railroad


Visitors are immersed into the world of Pullman and passenger trains by viewing a sleeping car, parlor club car, and dining car. The Museum of the American Railroad takes great pride in being the steward of this significant aspect of our local and national history. Museum staff and volunteers work every day at preserving, presenting, and honoring the nation’s railroad legacy. The images and artifacts included in this book are representative of the many rare and unique pieces housed at the museum.

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Establishing its collection as the Age of Steam exhibit at Dallas’s Fair Park in 1963, the Museum of the American Railroad would go on to acquire over 45 locomotives and railcars. By 2006, the museum needed to move from its first home to a larger facility to allow more space to exhibit the collection of railcars, documents, and other artifacts. One of the keystone pieces is the GG-1 electric locomotive that pulled Robert Kennedy’s funeral train in 1968. It has been restored to its original Pennsylvania Railroad appearance. The museum also houses the Centennial–the world’s largest diesel-electric locomotive–as well as the rare and famous Santa Fe Alco PA-1 locomotive, acquired from the Smithsonian Institution