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National Railroad Museum – Virtual Tour

National Railroad Museum - Virtual Tour

National Railroad Museum – Virtual Tour

The National Railroad Museum was founded in 1956 and is one of the oldest and largest institutions in the United States dedicated to preserving and interpreting the nation’s railroad history.

The museum has an extensive collection of rolling stock that spans more than a century of railroading and several historic locomotives.

The museum also exhibits a variety of railroad artifacts, an archive, and a photography gallery. There is a standard gauge track around the perimeter of the grounds. 

National Railroad Museum collections include:

  • The Rolling Stock Collection – includes Steam, Diesel, and Electric Locomotives, Passenger cars, Freight cars, Cabooses, and other equipment.
  • The Archives Collection – corporate records and documents, annual reports, maps, mechanical and engineering drawings, and oral histories
  • The Library Collection – related to the social, economic, political, and cultural aspects of U.S. railroading history
  • The Artifact Collection – over 5,000 artifacts, including textiles, uniforms, tools, and personal items
  • The Photograph Collection – over 15,000 photographic prints, slides, and film negatives representing railroading in the U.S..S. from 1890 through the present day

The National Railroad Museum, with the reporting mark NRMX, is located in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, in suburban Green Bay.

National Railroad Museum - Virtual Tour

Union Pacific Big Boy X4017 and Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 No. 4890- National Railroad Museum, Green Bay

Highlights of the National Railroad Museum

  • Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4017, one of the world’s largest steam locomotive types
  • British Railways Class A4 No. 60008 Dwight D Eisenhower
  • Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, 5011 class (2-10-4), Steam locomotive
  • Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road) EMD E9A Diesel locomotives
  • Pennsylvania Railroad GG1, Electric locomotives
  • Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Railway post office car
  • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Dining car
  • Chicago and North Western Transportation Company Bi-Level passenger car
  • Chicago and North Western Transportation Company Combination Baggage/Passenger car
  • Chicago and North Western Transportation Company Hospital Service Car
  • Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 7 duplex bedroom, four sections, three double bedrooms, one compartment sleeping car
  • Pullman Company Sleeping car
  • Union Pacific Railroad Astra Dome diner
  • Armour and Company Refrigerator car
  • Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad Ore hopper car
  • Swift Refrigerator Line Wooden refrigerator car
  • Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad Caboose

National Railroad Museum - Virtual Tour

LNER Class A4 4496 Dwight D Eisenhower

National Railroad Museum

  • Museum:               National Railroad Museum
  • City:                       Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
  • Country:                United States
  • Established:          1956
  • Type:                     Specialist Museums
  • Category:              National Museum of the United States 
  • Location:             2285 S Broadway, Green Bay, WI, United States

National Railroad Museum Map

National Railroad Museum – 360 views

National Railroad Museum – 360 views

National Railroad Museum – 360 views

National Railroad Museum – 360 views

National Railroad Museum – 360 views

National Railroad Museum – 360 views

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National Railroad Museum

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National Railroad Museum

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